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ShaunWhite wrote:
LeTiss 4pm wrote:
Young people now, are the same as young people 25 years ago.

Life is all about getting pissed and getting laid. Whatever money is left goes on essentials
Was it George Best who said..."I spent half my money on drink and fast women, the rest I just wasted".
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Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:33 pm

I haven't read them yet but I thought these Kindle Monthly Deal book might be of interest to some and seem to get good reviews:

Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioural Economics - Kindle Edition
by Richard H Thaler


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Misbehaving-Be ... 327&sr=1-3



Also this one about the internet's darker side:

The Dark Net - Kindle Edition
by Jamie Bartlett


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Net-Jamie ... 301&sr=1-3

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Euler wrote:Should be a good read: -

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Man-All-Market ... 01N4LB3LK/
I fancy reading that..going on a trip soon so will read and report back.. If you havent read Fortunes Formula, there is a section in there on Thorpe

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Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:14 pm

The Tibetan Book of the Dead by Chogyam Trungpa!!

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PeterLe wrote:
Euler wrote:Should be a good read: -

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Man-All-Market ... 01N4LB3LK/
I fancy reading that..going on a trip soon so will read and report back.. If you havent read Fortunes Formula, there is a section in there on Thorpe
I've ordered a copy as well. Thorp is a legend. He has a huge brain and is not afraid to use it. If I remember correctly he was the first ever to do a block trade of stocks worth something like a billion.

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Very nice interview. I had to laugh when he found out he pissed off the casino bosses so much they cut some wires in his car so he couldn't brake anymore. Amazing that such a brilliant man can be so naive. The interview ends with his view on life. Enjoy what you do, the money will follow. I think that's great advice.

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I tell people to do that, but only because I learnt it from Thorp.

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Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:45 pm

Thorp's book is a wonderful read, I'm half way through and finding it thoroughly enjoyable. I'd place it among my favourites already. Anyone starting out trading/betting would do well to read it, not that it's a 'how to' book in the slightest, it's a wonderful life story, but it does contain (so far) many of the fundamental requirements you need to make a profit from any kind of market/proposition.

I knew much of his story already, but to read it in his very well written words is very enjoyable. It's so much more than a money book, Thorp's best contribution might be his route to learning and understanding, and his thirst for that knowledge. It's funny he mentions Feynman telling him that roulette wasn't beatable, another person I find really inspiring that shared similarities.

I'm already looking forward to a reread, given me plenty of energy to keep looking for returns where I had shelved things. If there's a theme, it is that he mentions more than once the importance of finding out for oneself, that is also what I have always done, even if it costs money. Puts the naysayers into better perspective.

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