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Books I enjoyed...

For my financial projects  (you may see some here) I used various high quality books. Also for myself some physics and popular biology books for topics I still try to understand like big bang, black holes, evolution... Nota: the comments are a personal view, don't... And yes, I bought all these books. And yes I tried to read most of them, from some only selected parts...And yes, with links to Amazon.co.uk... And, yes, they helped imagine Unistep and the Amarco projects!

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Financial books

Title Author Comments
The New Trading for a Living: Psychology, Discipline, Trading Tools and Systems, Risk Control, Trade Management (Wiley Trading) Alexander Elder I used this book for a forthcoming software. I implemented some technical indicators and a simultaneous view of multiple time frames.
Trading for a Living: Psychology, Trading Tactics, Money Management (Wiley Finance) Alexander Elder Companion book, good for some revisions.
The Ivy Portfolio: How to Invest Like the Top Endowments and Avoid Bear Markets Mebane T. Faber I used it to define momentum strategies in a forthcoming software
DeMark Indicators by Jason Perl (Sep 28 2008) Jason Perl To study this quite interesting indicators. Find series...
Bollinger on Bollinger Bands Bollinger Reference book. I implemented one indicator not usually found.
The Visual Guide to Elliott Wave Trading (Bloomberg Financial) Wave Gordman To evaluate Elliot waves and get a visual glimpse. Good eyes required... Demark indicators also cover this topic.
Dual Momentum Investing: An Innovative Strategy for Higher Returns with Lower Risk Antonacci To set up momentum strategies. Btw, my new software has some advanced backtesting and tuning features for momentum strategies. Stay tuned!
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets Nassim Taleb The black swan without the beauty of Tchaikowski....
Options, Futures and Other Derivatives John Hull Reference book
Paul Wilmott Introduces Quantitative Finance Wilmott Gives the impression that financial mathematics are easy. Impression quite volatile...

Interesting management books

Title Author Comments
Start with No: The Negotiating Tools That the Pros Don't Want You to Know Jim Camp Well, win-win is not always a win for who thinks that they win..
The Pyramid Principle:Logic in Writing and Thinking 3rd (third) Edition by Minto, Barbara published by Financial Times/ Prentice Hall (2008) Barbaro Minto Organize your thoughts, projects
The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything Guy Kawasaki To wake up, not all Asia will buy your widget..
Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition Guy Kawasaki It underlines the previous finding...

Physics

Title Author Comments
The Evolution of Physics (Classic Reprint) Albert Einstein, Leopold Infeld A laymen book from the the most brilliant mind
Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the 10th Dimension Michio Kaku About strings...
Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, Second Edition Kip S. Thorne To get an idea (a glimpse would be dangerous if you don't have the right approach...) of black holes
Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality Max Tegmark The more you go inside, the more mathematics..
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of Reality (Penguin Press Science) Brian Greene Very well written, one almost understands how time is a strange feature.. Almost...

Randomness...

Title Author Comments
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions (Revised and Expanded)[ PREDICTABLY IRRATIONAL: THE HIDDEN FORCES THAT SHAPE OUR DECISIONS (REVISED AND EXPANDED) ] By Ariely, Dan ( Author )May-01-2010 Paperback Dan Ariely You think (dream) your decision is well founded...
Complexity: Life at the Edge of Chaos Roger Lewin Time goes by, but things do not get simpler..
Emergence: From Chaos to Order (Helix Books) John H. Holland Same conclusion as before, with more biology
Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software by Steven Johnson (Aug 27 2002) Steven Johnson Event if you are not aware, you belong to an organization, more and more..
Figments of Reality: The Evolution of the Curious Mind Ian Stewart Mind helps (helped) survive..

Society (world)...
 
Title Author Comments
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive Jared Diamond Resources are not infinite, the system has some limits.
Guns, Germs and Steel: A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years Jared Diamond Germs strengthen (but not everybody..)

Biology, evolution...

Title Author Comments
The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition Richard Dawkins We are only a container..
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (P.S.) Jared Diamond The difference is at the edge..
Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder Richard Dawkins Let science explain.. and listen to explanations...
The Blind Watchmaker Richard Dawkins Well, if you wait enough time, your descendents, will design a Boeing from scratch...
River Out Of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life (SCIENCE MASTERS) Richard Dawkins There is no design, ...
The God Delusion Richard Dawkins Dangerous e(in)volution...
Climbing Mount Improbable Richard Dawkins As time passes by, things get organized (from a global point of view).