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Aug 20, 2009 12:55 pm
As a fairly well educated man, I'm surprised at how little I read now (other than whatever fine journalism Space has created today).   What do you read ... for work? Magazines, books, periodicals? What's been the most influential article or work you've consumed so far this year?
Aug 20, 2009 1:15 pm

I use Google Scholar. Usually, search for a few articles and papers about things that interest me (usually trying to find both sides of an argument) and read them either late at night (helps me sleep) or on a plane.

Aug 20, 2009 4:41 pm

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I use these sources from the web.

I also read several periodical or magazines.

Business Week

News Week

Foreign Affairs


Journal of Indexes

I also try to read one business book per quarter.

I am currently reading:

“Questions Great Financial Advisors Ask…And Investors Need to Know”

By Alan Parisse and David Richman

Aug 20, 2009 5:07 pm


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I am currently reading:

“Questions Great Financial Advisors Ask…And Investors Need to Know”

By Alan Parisse and David Richman


What do you think about this book? I just started reading it.
Aug 20, 2009 5:19 pm

 I would say it was worth the money. I really liked chapter 6 “Great Questions to Ask”.

Aug 20, 2009 5:31 pm

I got that one too … liked it. Read “Can I have 5 minutes of your time” … just ok, but an easy read. (I think publishers think salesmen are stupid. They all seem to written at the 8 year old level.) Gitomer’s better than both, I think.

Liked Against the Gods - that’s a cool look at risk. Thought I’d get more out of Warren Buffet’s book.

Aug 20, 2009 7:37 pm


Aug 21, 2009 5:28 am

On iTunes you can watch lectures from leading Universities for free. 
So doing a couple hours of Berkely, MIT, and Yale are far more valuable
to me than reading books, periodicals, blogs, etc.  A MIT prof named
Andrew Lo is exceptional as he is extremely well known in the hedge
fund world for his work on alpha generation.

Aug 21, 2009 1:10 pm

Wicked ... new sources of information, timely and easy to access.

  I'll check it out.
Aug 22, 2009 3:18 am

I like Jeremy Grantham’s quarterly commentary at, Ivy Asset Strategy’s monthly commentary which can be found at  I read Barron’s every weekend and I recently signed up for David Rosenberg’s commentary, which is usually emailed once or twice daily.  He is the former Merrill guy who is now with Gluskin Sheff in Canada.

Aug 22, 2009 4:16 am

I finished reading the M section in the phonebook today. Monday I will start on the Ns.