Want to know what I like reading?

Here is a list of some recent favourites.

I’ll keep updating as new reads come along.

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Want to feel inspired to be creative? These two books are for you.

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The mathematics book that all mathematics books should look like.

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Learn mathematics through its history. Highly recommended by Tristan Needham too.

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Ever hear about multi agent models? Here’s a book which discusses the distribution of wealth in terms of rule-based models like John Conway’s Game of Life.

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A book on financial mathematics that doesn’t just tell you the same old ‘arbitrage-free’ story. Oh, and note the bit where they prove that Black-Scholes perfect hedging is just a lucky coincidence.

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That said, one of the ‘arbitrage free’ books which I did enjoy is:

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Beautiful writing from Peter Carey.

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Perhaps my all-time favourite piece of fiction.

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John Bowlby was one of the pioneers of child attachment theory. Here is a great quote:

All of us, from the cradle to the grave, are happiest when life is organized as a series of excursions, long or short, from the secure base provided by our attachment figure(s).

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Poker is a fascinating game, and Hansen’s book is a talk-through of a real tournament. A great way to show how the theory is played out in practice.

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Although I do not agree with the political implications that Peter Schiff is effectively claiming as true, I do nonetheless think this is an excellent book for anyone wanting to know more about how the economy works.

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Want to see some funky mathematics? New techniques for multiplication, division, etc which will blow your mind!

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This next book appeals to my *reductionist* preferences: the best way to deal with most higher-level problems is to invest some energy in understanding the lower-level mechanics.

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One of the clearest writers on poker theory.

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It’s refreshing to see the same subject from two different angles.

August 30, 2013 at 6:42 pm |

Caro’s book of poker tells is a good one. Actually, it should be required reading for quants.