Each day, I ‘pay myself’ a minimum of one hour but ideally two. It’s my time to learn, be entertained, lower stress and improve myself. The best investment you’ll make is in yourself.

In 2018, one of my three goals is to spend two hours each working day on learning a computer language and reading.

Here’s a collection of some great psychology, finance and investing podcasts, books and blogs, I consumed this week. Reading for knowledge — rather than entertainment — is really important to me.

Collaborative Fund

Collaborative Fund is one of my must-read blogs. It focuses on venture capital, risk, behaviour, investing strategy and more.

It’s Hard To Predict How You’ll Respond To Risk

The Thin Line Between Bold and Reckless

Making History By Doing Nothing

(I read more but the list could go on forever)

 

Farnam Street

Written by Shane Parrish, you won’t find a better blog and community of people who want to think better. I’m working my way through Farnam’s 113 mental models.

Farnam Street’s learnings apply as much to investing as they do business and everyday life.

Inversion

Falsification

Confirmation Bias

Circle of Competence

Occam’s Razor

Hanlon’s Razor

Second-Order Thinking

The Map Is Not the Territory

Bayes and Deadweight: Using Statistics to Eject the Deadweight From Your Life

 

MicroCapClub

Probably the best investing presentation I’ve ever heard. And that doesn’t do it justice.

Morgan Housel’s Amazing Presentation: What Other Industries Teach Us About Investing

 

Books

You Can Be A Stock Market Genius – Joel Greenblatt

I’ve had this book for what seems like an age but I only started reading it this week. I’m about half-way through it, so I can’t offer an informed opinion.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

I’ve been reading this book for months. It’s a deep dive into the metaphysics of quality and value.

 

Podcasts

Invest Like The Best

One of the best podcasts I know. The best finance podcast I know of. This week, I re-listened to Patrick’s interview with Farnam Street’s Shane Parrish.

Mastering Mental Models – Shane Parrish

Animal Spirits Podcast

This is a new podcast by Mike Batnick and Ben Carlson of Ritholtz Wealth Management. It is shorter episodes, which makes them easy listening when you’re in the car or train for 20 minutes. The podcasts are a funny and insightful take on financial markets and investing. They also share some of their best books and articles from the week.

Here’s the link.

 

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