by Andrew Hallam
What it’s about... This is the second book from Andrew Hallam, following on from “Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned at School”. The book contains detailed information on how to find an honest international financial adviser – one acting in your interests, not chasing big commissions. There are also real life stories documenting both the good and the bad of international advice giving.
Who it’s for… Unfortunately, many sharks operate in international financial services, and it can be painful if they’ve taken a bite out of your finances. If this is you, don’t worry, help is on hand. In this book, Andrew Hallam offers detailed advice on how you can find the good guys - and start actually making money.
by Daniel Kahneman
What it’s about... Holder of a Nobel Prize for his work on behavioural economics, Daniel Kahneman certainly “knows his apples”. Central to the book, and much of his thinking, is his belief (or realisation) that people do not think in terms of overall wealth, but in terms of profit and loss – with loss being felt the most keenly. Understanding this and how it influences investment decisions, can make you a more rational successful international investor.
Who it’s for… International investing is as much about why you make decisions, as it is the actual decisions you make. If you seem to make the wrong choices when it comes to your offshore portfolio, or simply want to make sure you are making good decisions for the right reasons, then this book is for you.
by Burton Malkiel and Charles Ellis
What it’s about... Starting from the simple proposition that saving is not just good for your wealth, but your happiness (and that credit is BAD), these two great financial minds help build a complete picture of how to invest. The books offers detailed information on what investing mistakes to avoid, plus information on more technical aspects of investing, such as rebalancing, diversification and the magic of compounding.
Who it’s for… Taking that first step into the world of offshore investing can seem daunting – especially if you don’t have a financial background. However, this book is perfect for those ready to begin their investment journey, and who want the facts before they start. It’s also a great motivator!
by Lawrence A Cunningham
What it’s about... For the past 50 years, Warren Buffett has written a letter to shareholders, reflecting on the past year and looking ahead to the next 12 months. But these are no ordinary shareholder letters of the type churned out each year by unengaging executives, these are extraordinary missives from the man dubbed “the Sage of Omaha”. Learn from his incredible wisdom.
Who it’s for… If you only ever read one book on investing, I would say make it this one. Not only will you learn how Buffett has become arguably the most successful investor ever – you will learn an awful lot about business too. Read this book and a little bit of it might just rub off on you.
by Carl Richards
What it’s about... US based financial planner Carl Richards believes there is a fundamental gap between how people know they should behave with money, and how they actually behave – something he calls the “behaviour gap”. We see this with offshore investment all the time. Through relatable anecdotes and simple illustrations, Richards helps you understand where you may be going wrong, and how you can improve your financial behaviour.
Who it’s for… If you have been investing for a while, yet don’t seem to be making any progress, then this is the book for you.
Stumbling on Happiness, Daniel Gilbert
Blink, Malcolm Gladwell
Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari
Rising Strong, Brené Brown
The Artist's Way, Julia Cameron
The Clash of Civilizations, Samuel P Huntington
The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell
The Obstacle is the Way, Ryan Holiday
Profit from the Core, Zook and Allen
Repeatability, Zook and Allen
The 4-hour work week, Tim Ferriss
Bold, Peter H Diamandis
Legacy, James Kerr
Principles, Ray Dalio
Endure, Alex Hutchinson
Multipliers, Liz Wiseman
Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl
Smarter Faster Better, Charles Duhigg
Conversational Intelligence, Judith E Glaser
Good to Great, Jim Collins
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey
Dichotomy of Leadership, Jocko Willnk
Option B, Sheryl Sandberg &. Adam Grant
On The Shortness of Life, Seneca