Library

This page lists some of the physical books (sure, call us old-fashioned), that line the shelves of Maran Capital Management LLC world headquarters.

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[There] are still people who consider a bookshelf as a mere storage place for already-read books and do not think of the library as a working tool.
— Umberto Eco, How to Travel with a Salmon
 

Poor Charlie's Almanack (Ed: Kaufman)

Security Analysis (Graham and Dodd)

The Intelligent Investor (Graham)

The Essays of Warren Buffett (Ed: Cunningham)

Buffett, The Making of An American Capitalist (Lowenstein)

The Snowball (Schroeder)

Damn Right (Lowe)

Seeking Wisdom (Bevelin)

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits (Fisher)

John Neff on Investing (Neff)

Value Investing (Whitman)

You Can Be a Stock Market Genius (Greenblatt)

The Little Book that Beats the Market (Greenblatt)

Value Investing (Montier)

Value Investing (Greenwald et al)

Deep Value (Carlisle)

The Dhandho Investor (Pabrai)

The Education of a Value Investor (Spier)

The Checklist Manifesto (Gawande)

The Most Important Thing (Marks)

Fooled by Randomness (Taleb)

The Black Swan (Taleb)

Antifragile (Taleb)

The Dao of Capital (Spitznagel)

The Outsiders (Thorndike)

Dream Big (Correa)

Double Your Profits in 6 Months or Less (Fifer)

How Will You Measure Your Life (Christensen)

Freakonomics (Levitt and Dubner)

Zero to One (Thiel)

Economics in One Lesson (Hazlitt)

The Innovators Dilemma (Christensen)

The Science of Success (Koch)

The Halo Effect (Rosenzweig)

Turn the Ship Around (Marquet)

100 Baggers (Mayer)

Dear Chairman (Gramm)

Intelligent Fanatics Project (Iddings and Cassel)

Active Value Investing (Katsenelson)

The Little Book of Sideways Markets (Katsenelson)

Creating Shareholder Value (Rappaport)

 
Let us call an antischolar — someone who focuses on the unread books, and makes an attempt not to treat his knowledge as a treasure, or even a possession, or even a self-esteem enhancement device — a skeptical empiricist.
— Nassim Taleb, The Black Swan
 

Influence (Cialdini)

Fooling Some of the People All of the Time (Einhorn)

The Honest Truth About Dishonesty (Ariely)

Situations Matter (Sommers)

Expectations Investing (Rappaport and Mauboussin)

Think Twice (Mauboussin)

The Rational Optimist (Ridley)

Inevitable Illusions (Piatelli-Palmarini)

The Winner's Curse (Thaler)

Inefficient Markets(Shleifer)

More Than You Know (Mauboussin)

Beyond Greed and Fear (Shefrin)

The Science of Conjecture (Franklin)

Flow (Csikzentmihalyi)

The Wisdom of the Crowds (Surowiecki)

Blink (Gladwell)

Imagine (Lehrer)

The Invisible Gorilla (Chabris and Simons)

The Hour Between Dog and Wolf (Coates)

The Lucifer Effect (Zimbardo)

Why Everyone (Else) is a Hypocrite (Kurzban)

Thinking, Fast and Slow (Kahneman)

Creativity, Inc (Catmull)

Things a Little Bird Told Me (Stone)

Hatching Twitter (Bilton)

Let My People Go Surfing (Chouinard)

Elon Musk (Vance)

Idea Man (Allen)

How Google Works (Schmidt)

The New Digital Age (Schmidt)

In the Plex (Levy)

Steve Jobs (Isaacson)

The Warren Buffet CEO (Miles)

Made in America (Walton)

A Man For All Markets (Thorpe)

One Click (Brandt)

The Everything Store (Stone)

Shoe Dog (Knight)

Delivering Happiness (Hsieh)

The Fractalist (Mandelbrot)

Idea Makers (Wolfram)

Models Behaving Badly (Derman)

Personal History (Graham)

Iacocca, An Autobiography (Iacocca)

Titan (Chernow)

Carnegie (Nasaw)

Beyond the Pale (Grossman)

Setting the Table (Meyer)

The Sovereign State of ITT (Sampson)

First a Dream (Clayton)

Breaking Out of Beerport (Scheid)

America For Sale (Bouchard)

Junk to Gold (Johnson)

The Billionaire Who Wasn't (O'Clery)

Mondo Agnelli (Clark)

Distant Force (Roberts)

Pour Your Heart Into It (Schultz)

Am I Being Too Subtle (Zell)

Losing My Virginity (Branson)

The Virgin Way (Branson)

Conscious Capitalism (Mackey and Sisodia)

Cable Cowboy (Malone)

Howard Hughes, The Untold Story (Brown and Broeske)

AOL.Com (Swisher)

Winner Takes All (Binkley)

Running Scared (Smith)

I Inveted the Modern Age (Snow)

My Life and Work (Ford)

Open (Aggasi)

Leonardo Da Vinci (Isaacson)

Maestro (Woodward)

Ayn Rand and the World She Made (Heller)

Unlabel (Ecko)

 
The logic of fallibilism is that one not only seeks to correct the misconceptions of the past, but hopes in the future to find and change mistaken ideas that no one today questions or finds problmeatic. So it is fallibilsm, not the mere rejection of authority, that is essential for the initiation of unlimited knowledge growth.
— David Deutsch, The Beginning of Infinity
 

A Brief History of Time (Hawking)

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman (Feynman)

What Do You Care What Other People Think (Feynman)

Tuva or Bust (Feynman)

The Meaning of It All (Feynman)

Genius (Gleik)

Reality Is Not What It Seems (Rovelli)

Anaximander (Rovelli)

The Fabric of Reality (Deutsche)

The Beginning of Infinity (Deutsche)

Isaac Newton (Gleik)

Einstein (Isaacson)

Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Field (Forbes and Mahon)

A Short History of Nearly Everything (Bryson)

The Big Bang (Singh)

Fermat's Inigma (Singh)

A Tour of the Calculus (Berlinksi)

Zero (Seife)

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers (Hoffman)

The Emergent Multiverse (Wallace)

Scale (West)

A New Kind of Science (Wolfram)

Emergence (Johnson)

Chaos (Gleik)

Complexity (Mitchell)

Deep Simplicity (Gribbin)

The Ancestor's Tale (Dawkins)

The Blind Watchmaker (Dawkins)

Genome (Ridley)

Darwin's Dangerous Idea (Dennett)

Intuition Pumps, and Other Tools for Thinking (Dennett)

Breaking the Spell (Dennett)

The God Delusion (Dawkins)

A History of God (Armstrong)

Zen and the Brain (Austin)

Buddha's Brain (Hansen)

Godel, Escher, Bach (Hofstadter)

Popper Selections (Popper)

Pragmatism and other writings (James)

Meditations (Aurelius)

A Guide to the Good Life (Irvine)

How to Live, A Life of Montaigne (Bakewell)

Letters from A Stoic (Seneca)

Man's Search for Meaning (Frankl)

Why The West Rules For Now (Morris)

1493 (Mann)

Guns, Germs, and Steel (Diamond)

Collapse (Diamond)

Enlightenment (Porter)

The Embarrassment of Riches (Schama)

The Age of Wonder (Holmes)

Sapiens (Harari)

The Swerve (Greenblatt)

The Lessons of History (Durant and Durant)

1776 (McCullough)

The Blood Telegram (Bass)

King Leopold's Ghost (Hoschild)

Into Africa (Dugard)

On The Grand Trunk Road (Coll)

The Burma Road (Webster)

The Forgotten Man (Shlaes)

The Measure of Civilization (Morris)

Silk Roads (Frankopan)

Odessa (King)

A Death In  Brazil (Robb)

The Places In Between (Stewart)

Running the Amazon (Kane)

Under the Black Flag (Cordingly)

Seven Pillars of Wisdom (Lawrence)

Ghost Wars (Coll)

From Third World to First (Lee Kwan Yew)

 
Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.
— Karl Popper, Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge
 

Galileo's Middle Finger (Dreger)

Deep Work (Newport)

So Good They Can't Ignore You (Newport)

The 46 Rules of Genius (Neumeier)

The Alliance (Hoffman, Casnocha, Yeh)

Little Bets (Sims)

Venture Deals (Feld and Mendelson)

Moonwalking with Einstein (Foer)

The Art of Learning (Waitzkin)

Originals (Grant)

Superforecasting (Tetlock and Gardner)

Where Good Ideas Come From (Johnson)

On Intelligence (Hawkins)

The Weather Makers (Flannery)

How to Cool the Planet (Goodell)

Ice Age (Gribbin)

Sun in a Bottle (Siefe)

Lords of the Harvest (Charles)

Triumph of the City (Glaeser)

The Death and Life of Great American Cities (Jacobs)

Fighting for the Press (Goodale)

Liars Poker (Lewis)

Investment Biker (Rogers)

Adventure Capitalist (Rogers)

Foolproof (Ip)

Anatamy of the Bear (Napier)

Tomorrow's Gold (Faber)

The HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business (Yudkoff)

Cradles of Eminence  (Goertzel)

How Children Succeed (Tough)

Telling True Stories (Kramer and Call)

Good Prose (Kidder and Todd)

On Writing (King)

Too Big to Fail (Sorkin)

Lords of Finance (Ahamed)

The Warren Buffett Portfolio (Hagstrom)

Investing, the Last Liberal Art (Hagstrom)

How to Pick Stocks Like Warren Buffett (Vick)

Pilgrimage to Warren Buffett's Omaha (Matthews)

Irrational Exuberance (Shiller)

Good to Great (Collins)

Built to Last (Collins and Porras)

The Money Masters (Train)

Money Masters of our Time (Train)

Hedge Hunters (Burton)

Barbarians at the Gate (Burrough and Helyar)

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (Mackay)

When Genius Failed (Lowenstein)

Fatal Risk (Boyd)

Fault Lines (Rajan)

Greed and Glory on Wall Street (Auletta)

The Predator's Ball (Bruck)

Rogue Trader (Leeson)

In An Uncertain World (Rubin)

The Man Who Beats the S&P (Lowe)

Straight from the Gut (Welch)

Stocks for the Long Run (Siegel)

Capital Ideas (Bernstein)

Against the Gods (Bernstein)

The Power of Gold (Bernstein)

Bull (Mahar)

King of Capital (Carey and Morris)

Octopus (Lawson)

Red Notice (Browder)

The Big Short (Lewis)

Moneyball (Lewis)

Flash Boys (Lewis)

The Blind Side (Lewis)

Quiet (Cain)

How China Became Capitalist (Coase and Wang)

China Airborne (Fallows)

Country Driving (Hessler)

One Billion Customers (McGregor)

The River at the Center of the World (Winchester)

Start Up Nation (Senor and Singer)

Twighlight in the Desert (Simmons)

Chain of Title (Dayen)

Shakey Ground (McLean)

Trading Up (Silverstein and Fiske)

Kingpin (Poulsen)

Endgame (Brady)

The Code Book (Singh)

The Ghost Map (Johnson)

Tiger (Vaillant)

Shadow Divers (Kurson)

The Emperor of Scent (Burr)

Every Patient Tells a Story (Sanders)

Tubes (Blum)

The Sixth Extinction (Kolbert)

Cutting for Sign (Langewiesche)

Where Men Win Glory (Krakauer)

Into Thin Air (Krakauer)

K2 (Viesturs)

Basin and Range (McPhee)

Coming into the Country (McPhee)

A Civil Action (Harr)

Behind the Beautiful Forevers (Boo)

The Third Plate (Barber)

Banana (Koeppel)

Salt, A World History (Kurlansky)