Michael Mauboussin

49 Michael Mauboussin Recommended Books

Michael Mauboussin is an American investor, author, and academic. He is currently the chief investment strategist at Counterpoint Global. Mauboussin has authored several acclaimed books on investing and has taught at Columbia Business School since 1998. He is a frequent speaker on financial topics and has written dozens of articles and essays on investing.

49 Books recommended by Michael Mauboussin

Creating Shareholder Value

Creating Shareholder Value

A Guide for Managers and Investors

Author :Alfred Rappaport

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"My career was shaped by [this book]." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

The Model Thinker

The Model Thinker

What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for You

Author :Scott E. Page

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"[One of the] books that helped me think better in 2018." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Confessions of the Pricing Man

Confessions of the Pricing Man

How Price Affects Everything

Author :Hermann Simon

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"The best book I know on pricing." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Why We Sleep

Why We Sleep

Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Author :Matthew Walker

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"[One of] my favorite science books in 2018." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Complexity

Complexity

A Guided Tour

Author :Melanie Mitchell

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"For people who want to understand the basic concepts of complexity." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Superforecasting

Superforecasting

The Art and Science of Prediction

Author :Philip E. Tetlock

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"Most important book since Thinking, Fast & Slow." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

More Heat than Light

More Heat than Light

Economics as Social Physics, Physics as Nature's Economics

Author :Philip Mirowski

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"30 years old but still fascinating." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Capital Ideas

Capital Ideas

The Improbable Origins of Modern Wall Street

Author :Peter L. Bernstein

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"A wonderful telling of how many of the big ideas in capital market theory developed." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Secrets of Sand Hill Road

Secrets of Sand Hill Road

Venture Capital and How to Get It

Author :Scott Kupor

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"Great!" - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Complexity

Complexity

The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos

Author :M. Mitchell Waldrop

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"Documents the early days of [Santa Fe Institute] and explains many of the big ideas." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Pre-Suasion

Pre-Suasion

A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade

Author :Robert Cialdini

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"Fascinating and useful read. An instant classic." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Work Rules!

Work Rules!

Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

Author :Laszlo Bock

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"Many valuable ideas about building and sustaining a great work environment." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

The Coddling of the American Mind

The Coddling of the American Mind

How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

Author :Greg Lukianoff

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"[One of the] books that helped me think better in 2018." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

A History of the Theory of Investments

A History of the Theory of Investments

My Annotated Bibliography

Author :Mark Rubinstein

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"Wonderful." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

How to Decide

How to Decide

Simple Tools for Making Better Choices

Author :Annie Duke

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"The best user's guide to decision-making that you'll find." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Bad Blood

Bad Blood

Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Author :John Carreyrou

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"Amazing [book] about human nature." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Trading Bases

Trading Bases

How a Wall Street Trader Made a Fortune Betting on Baseball

Author :Joe Peta

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"GREAT read. Helps that many themes overlap with The Success Equation." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

She Has Her Mother's Laugh

She Has Her Mother's Laugh

The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

Author :Carl Zimmer

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"[One of] my favorite science books in 2018." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Behave

Behave

The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Author :Robert M. Sapolsky

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"The best book I have ever read on human behavior." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Psychology of Intelligence Analysis

Psychology of Intelligence Analysis

Author :Richards J. Heuer

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"There's much here that is new." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Patient Capital

Patient Capital

The Challenges and Promises of Long-Term Investing

Author :Victoria Ivashina

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"Very useful." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

The Ambiguities of Experience

The Ambiguities of Experience

Author :James G. March

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Michael Mauboussin recommended this book on Twitter. [Source]

The Outsiders

The Outsiders

Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success

Author :William N. Thorndike

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"It is, and should at the top of the reading list for CEOs and investors." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

The Fear Factor

The Fear Factor

How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between

Author :Abigail Marsh

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"[One of] my favorite science books in 2018." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Judgment in Managerial Decision Making

Judgment in Managerial Decision Making

Author :Max H. Bazerman

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"Great for an introduction [to decision making]." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Enlightenment Now

Enlightenment Now

The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Author :Steven Pinker

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"[One of the] books that helped me think better in 2018." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Creativity, Inc.

Creativity, Inc.

Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

Author :Ed Catmull

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"Best business book I've read in a long time." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

How to Change Your Mind

How to Change Your Mind

What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

Author :Michael Pollan

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"[One of the] books that helped me think better in 2018." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Understanding Michael Porter

Understanding Michael Porter

The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy

Author :Joan Magretta

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"Terrific and easier to read than the (original) Porter work." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Blueprint

Blueprint

How DNA Makes Us Who We Are

Author :Robert Plomin

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"[One of] my favorite science books in 2018." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Against the Gods

Against the Gods

The Remarkable Story of Risk

Author :Peter L. Bernstein

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"A must read." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

The Psychology of Money

The Psychology of Money

Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness

Author :Morgan Housel

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"A wonderful and wise book." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Adaptive Markets

Adaptive Markets

Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought

Author :Andrew W. Lo

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"Take a look at [this book]." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Gridiron Genius

Gridiron Genius

A Master Class in Building Teams and Winning at the Highest Level

Author :Michael Lombardi

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"I loved [this book]." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Range

Range

Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

Author :David J. Epstein

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"The best book I have read [in 2019]." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Billion Dollar Whale

Billion Dollar Whale

The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World

Author :Tom Wright

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"Amazing [book] about human nature." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations

Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations

A Story of Economic Discovery

Author :David Warsh

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"Great. In my notes, I wrote down four ways in which we refer to 'increasing returns' in economics." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Deep Survival

Deep Survival

Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

Author :Laurence Gonzales

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"An awesome book - and especially relevant in these times." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Valuation

Valuation

Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies

Author :McKinsey & Company Inc.

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Michael Mauboussin recommended this book on Twitter. [Source]

Infinite Powers

Infinite Powers

How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe

Author :Steven Strogatz

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"Awesome." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

A Guide for Thinking Humans

Author :Melanie Mitchell

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"Perfect for the amateur interested in AI (as I would describe myself)." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Extreme Ownership

Extreme Ownership

How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

Author :Jocko Willink

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"Great book by two remarkable men. You want these guys on your side." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Who We Are and How We Got Here

Who We Are and How We Got Here

Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past

Author :David Reich

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"[One of] my favorite science books in 2018." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Thinking in Bets

Thinking in Bets

Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts

Author :Annie Duke

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"An awesome book." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

The Storytelling Animal

The Storytelling Animal

How Stories Make Us Human

Author :Jonathan Gottschall

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"Great read for anyone who communicates for a living." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

Expert Political Judgment

Expert Political Judgment

How Good Is It? How Can We Know?

Author :Philip E. Tetlock

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"[Made me feel a] sense of revelation." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

The Sports Gene

The Sports Gene

Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

Author :David Epstein

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"Awesome." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

War and Chance

War and Chance

Assessing Uncertainty in International Politics

Author :Jeffrey A. Friedman

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"I love [this book]." - Michael Mauboussin [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What books does Michael Mauboussin recommend?

Mauboussin is known for recommending books that incorporate aspects of financial analysis, behavioural finance, and decision making under uncertainty. His recommendations include The Success Equation by Michael Mauboussin, Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb, and The Outer Edge of Risk: Extreme Events and Financial Decision Making by Trygve Thalbitzer.

Mauboussin recommends these books because they are all leading works in their fields that scientifically and rigorously explore investing, decision-making, and predicting behavior. His aim is to help investors and finance professionals analyze risks effectively.

By reading the books recommended by Michael Mauboussin, people can better understand the underlying concepts that influence financial markets, such as the importance of diversification, the risk involved in different types of investments, and the impact of behavioural biases. They can also identify implicative risks, develop better decision-making strategies and spot potential pitfalls, and develop a more informed and effective approach to managing their finances.

The Success Equation is primarily about understanding the risk/return trade-off. It teaches readers to view investments as a probability game, rather than a simple decision engineered to deliver the highest outcome every time. It also stresses the importance of diversification, the power of information, the effect of margin of safety, the importance of context, and the potential for gains from actively managing a portfolio.

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman is primarily focused on the study of cognitive biases and their impact on decision-making in the context of investing and financial markets. The bookpinpoints the mistakes we make in our thinking, even when we think ourselves to be completely rational. It examines how humans are inherently irrational and often influenced by their own biases.