Ian Cassel

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Average rating: 4.09 · 207 ratings · 34 reviews · 3 distinct works
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The Great Beanie Baby Bubble by Zac Bissonnette
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I really enjoyed this book. A fascinating story about the Beanie Baby craze and it's eccentric, iconoclastic, and sociopathic founder. Some good business lessons on how to create scarcity.
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Power Questions - Build Relationships, Win New Business and I... by Andrew C. Sobel
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I really enjoyed this book and look forward to putting some of the thoughtful questions to good use.
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A Man for All Markets by Edward O. Thorp
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A really great read into the life and mind of the first quant investor. I really enjoyed the chapter on when he met Warren Buffett in 1968 and Buffett tested Thorp's intelligence. I thought the first 3/4 of the book was excellent and the last 1/4 was ...more
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The Art of Execution by Lee Freeman-Shor
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A very simple easy read that you can finish in a day or two. I think the opening teaser of the book is a great teaser to why it's a good book. "Over seven years, 45 of the world's top investors were given between $25m and $150m to invest by fund mana ...more
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Small Giants by Bo Burlingham
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I really enjoyed this book. It dives into several companies that had very good growth prospects but decided to stay small.
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Billions to Bust and Back by Thor Bjorgolfsson
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Thor Bjorgolfsson story of going from broke to billionaire, to broke to Billionaire. I enjoyed the backstory on his business deal making.
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The Tiger by John Vaillant
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An exhilarating read about animal instinct and survival. A great book to flex your creative side of the brain vs the business side.
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Confessions of a Stockbroker by Andrew A. Lanyi
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Andrew A. Lanyi (1925-2009) grew up in Hungary, escaped from a Nazi labor camp during WWII, became a Hungarian stage director, and later fled Hungary with his wife when the Russians attacked in 1956. He didn’t have a job, money, or speak any English ...more
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Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
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Terrific autobiography by Phil Knight. The book goes year by year up until the Nike IPO in 1980. Then the last 20 pages is Knight looking back and lessons learned. Highly recommended.
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Alibaba by Duncan Clark
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An insightful read into one of China's most influential entrepreneurs. Jack Ma is an inspiration to a lot of people. The statistics in the first two chapters illustrate the powerhouse that Ma has built. Two-Thirds of all parcel deliveries in China or ...more
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