A Few Books I Read

During the pandemic, I spent considerable time reading books. I enjoyed the list below and learned much from the authors; though not ranked in any particular order, they could be.

Bubble in the Sun: The Florida Boom of the 1920s and How It Brought on the Great Depression – Christopher Knowlton

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI – David Grann

Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries – Safi Bahcall

The Innocent Man – John Grisham

Something Needs to Change – David Platt

Shane – Jack Schaefer

The River of Doubt – Candice Millard

The Day the World Came to Town – Jim DeFede

The Biggest Bluff: How I learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win – Maria Konnikova

The Confidence Game – Maria Konnikova

The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy – Michael Lewis

Talking to Strangers = Malcolm Gladwell

The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy – Stephanie Kelton

The Trillion Dollar Coach – Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenburg

The Practice: Shipping Creative Work – Seth Godin

What it Takes – Stephen A. Schwarzman

Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future – Paul Krugman

The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ask About Your Organization – Peter F. Drucker

Trailblazer – Marc Benioff, Monica Langley

Unexpected Connections – Matt Peacock

The Little Book of Investing Like the Pros: Five Steps for Picking Stocks – Joshua Pearl

The Little Book of Valuation: How to Value a Company, Pick a Stock and Profit – Aswath Damodaran

Creativity – John Cleese

Stories that Stick – Kindra Hall

Confidence: How To Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs and Achieve Your Goals – Martin Meadows

How I Invest My Money: Finance experts reveal how they save, spend, and invest – Joshua Brown

The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness – Morgan Housel

The Geometry of Wealth: How to shape a life of money and meaning – Brian Portnoy

No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention – Reed Hastings

Advice That Sticks: How to give financial advice that people will follow – Dr. Moira Somers

I enjoy reading, but my goal next year is to spend more time with friends and family while watching movies, eating in restaurants, attending sporting events, and flying on crowded planes.

Happy Reading!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ~ Dr. Seuss

December 10, 2020

Bill Parrott, CFP®, is the President and CEO of Parrott Wealth Management in Austin, Texas. Parrott Wealth Management is a fee-only, fiduciary, registered investment advisor firm. Our goal is to remove complexity, confusion, and worry from the investment and financial planning process so our clients can pursue a life of purpose. Our firm does not have an asset or fee minimum, and we work with anybody who needs financial help regardless of age, income, or asset level.

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