Here’s one to share with clients – particularly more youthful ones. Richards is a planner and his book talks straight about the need to avoid spending money you don’t have, and gives concrete ideas for how to get off the spending treadmill.
Brinkmann asserts the mindset of endurance and self-reliance espoused by philosophers in the Ancient world is the antidote to the avalanche of self-help guides and motivational seminars that have hit modern business.
Literally a must read since its first publication in 1949, Graham is credited with developing the philosophy of long-term value investing in quality stocks to shield a portfolio from short-term trading errors. Plus, it’s clearly written enough to present to clients.
Any book that’s on Elon Musk’s list of favourites is worth consideration. Barrat explores the possibility of creating super-human artificial intelligence and ponders the benefits and risks. While the author’s outlook can be gloomy, Barrat also makes readers think about how to get in front of the future.