Reading Tweet Storm

I’m often asked how I read so much and how I choose books. So, my I’ll try my first tweet storm 1/ I love @naval ‘s idea to ask yourself: what that you do looks like hard work from the outside, but doesn’t feel like work to you. 2/ For me, one answer is reading….

The Best Books of 2016

Each year on this site, I share two of the emails that I send to my “book club,” which now reaches ~8,000 people each month. Here is the year-end email I sent yesterday. To sign up and receive suggestions every month, head here.  This year I read 82 books, down from 103 last year. Having…

Small Bets, Huge Payoffs with Chris Cole [Invest Like the Best, EP.13]

My guest this week is Chris Cole, founder and managing partner at Artemis Capital Management. Chris’s specialty is in long volatility strategies, setting up portfolios that will benefit from significant change and volatility in markets.  We discuss how a series of small bets can lead to disproportionally large nonlinear payoffs, in both life and markets. …

Exploring the Frontier with Kevin Simler – [Invest Like the Best, EP.12]

Today’s episode features one of my favorite thinkers and writers: Kevin Simler.  Kevin has a background in technology and was one of the earliest employees at Palantir Technologies, which specializes in big data and has worked closely with clients ranging from the Department of Defense to the world’s largest hedge funds.  In this conversation, Patrick…

The State of Automated Investing, with Jon Stein – [Invest Like the Best, EP.09]

Would you be comfortable with a robo-advisor running your entire investment portfolio?  That’s the hope of our guest this week, Jon Stein, founder and CEO of Betterment.  Betterment manages $5 billion dollars for over 175,000 clients.  Patrick and Jon explore the challenge of getting young people to invest, Betterment’s recent foray into areas like the…

An Internal Locus of Control — Kiley Adams [Invest Like the Best EP.08]

This episode is a major departure from the norm.  My guest, Kiley Adams, is only 21 years old. She has crammed more learning and adventure into two decades than most people could hope to in a lifetime.  She’s track-and-field star, valedictorian, varsity soccer player, Tae Kwon Do fourth degree master black belt, and philanthropic researcher. …

The Best “Per-Page” Books

Let’s get right to it. For more every month, sign up for the book club. Non-Fiction   Because the criteria is “per-page,” many of the non-fiction books I’ve chosen are very systematic. They tend to describe/explain how one or more system(s) work. This is so valuable because understanding a system is like having a big lever—it…

A Deep Dive into Hedge Funds with Ted Seides [Invest Like the Best EP.07]

This week’s guest has forgotten more about hedge funds than most people will ever know. This episode will appeal to managers, allocators and any investor interested in the world of hedge funds.  Ted Seides worked under David Swensen at Yale’s endowment and was a co-founder, President and Co-chief investment officer at Protégé Partners, a multibillion-dollar…