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cs702 · 2016-09-02 · Original thread
I agree with others on the "Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius.

Off the top of my head, I would add:

* "The Way to Wealth," by Benjamin Franklin: (also available online for free; it's in the public domain) -- no-nonsense practical advice from a super-successful individual

* Warren Buffett's Letters to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders: (also available organized by topic, in a bound book: which some will find much easier to read)

* "The Intelligent Investor," by Benjamin Graham (specifically the chapters titled "The Investor and Market Fluctuations" and "Margin of Safety"):

* "Influence: the Psychology of Persuasion," by Robert Cialdini:


* "Devil Take the Hindmost," by Edward Chancellor:

* "A Short History of Financial Euphoria," by John Kenneth Galbraith:

* "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds," by Charles Mackay:

dia80 · 2013-04-10 · Original thread
Why do you think I'm paranoid? It's my best guess. Despite my tender years I have seen many speculative bubbles in lots of asset classes and have traded them on a private and professional basis.

I agree there are plenty of people in bitcoin ready to be 'the greater fool' [1] but that's only if it fails... they will be self assured visionaries otherwise...


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