Black Friday is a big shopping day (duh)! Ahead of the big day (and lets not forget Thanksgiving) it has become popular to post deals, lists, etc. We wanted to make a list which adds some ‘value’ (no pun intended) to the trend. Below is a list of our favorite investment books which came out in 2013. Most are value oriented, others are just interesting. Check out our Black Friday list below and feel free to add your favorites.

Below is a full Black Friday list followed by each book with some further detail.

Black Friday list detailed

The Outsiders

The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success by William N. Thorndike

“#1 on Warren Buffett’s Recommended Reading List” — Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder Letter, 2012

What really matters when you run an organization? What is the hallmark of exceptional CEO performance? Quite simply, it is the returns for the shareholders of that company over the long term.

The Essays of Warren Buffett

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The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, Third Edition by Warren E. Buffett.

Shareholder Yield

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Shareholder Yield: A Better Approach to Dividend Investing by Mebane Faber

Shareholder Yield: A Better Approach to Dividend Investing shows step-by-step how to find returns in a low yield world. Investors have flocked to dividend stocks in search of yield; however, fewer companies are paying out less in dividends due to legal, tax, and structural changes in the US markets.

Deep Value Investing

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Deep Value Investing: Finding bargain shares with big potential Paperback by Jeroen Bos

Inspired by Graham’s classic and with a long history of discovering these great value stocks – sometimes known as ‘bargain issues’ or ‘netnets’ – author and investor Jeroen Bos reveals: – how to use only publicly available information to discover these shares and filter the gold from the dross – everything he did when analysing, purchasing, monitoring and selling more than ten recent successful deep value investments – the complete philosophy behind deep value investing, and the ins and outs of this strategy in practice – what can go wrong and how to minimise the chances of it happening to you. Deep value investing has a better track record than almost any other approach to the market.

More Than You Know

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More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places Paperback by Michael J. Mauboussin

Since its first publication, Michael J. Mauboussin’s popular guide to wise investing has been translated into eight languages and has been named best business book by BusinessWeek and best economics book by Strategy+Business. Now updated to reflect current research and expanded to include new chapters on investment philosophy, psychology, and strategy and science as they pertain to money management, this volume is more than ever the best chance to know more than the average investor.

The Most Important Thing Illuminated

The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor (Columbia Business School Publishing) Hardcover by Howard Marks

Howard Marks’s The Most Important Thing distilled the investing insight of his celebrated client memos into a single volume and, for the first time, made his time-tested philosophy available to general readers. In this edition, Marks’s wisdom is joined by the comments, insights, and counterpoints of four renowned investors and investment educators: Christopher C. Davis (Davis Funds), Joel Greenblatt (Gotham Capital), Paul Johnson (Nicusa Capital), and Seth A. Klarman (Baupost Group).

The New Tycoons

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The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything by Jason Kelly

What do Dunkin’ Donuts, J. Crew, Toys “R” Us, and Burger King have in common? They are all currently or just recently were owned, operated, and controlled by private equity firms. The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything takes the reader behind the scenes of these firms: their famous billionaire founders, the overlapping stories of their creation and evolution, and the outsized ambitions that led a group of clever bankers from small shops operating in a corner of Wall Street into powerhouse titans of capital. This is the story of the money and the men who handle it.

The Buy Side

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The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess  by Turney Duff (Goodreads Author)

The Buy Side, by former Galleon Group trader Turney Duff, portrays an after-hours Wall Street culture where drugs and sex are rampant and billions in trading commissions flow to those who dangle the most enticements.  A remarkable writing debut, filled with indelible moments, The Buy Side shows as no book ever has the rewards – and dizzying temptations – of making a living on the Street.

Market Wizards

Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders by Jack D. Schwager

How do the world’s most successful traders amass tens, hundreds of millions of dollars a year? In Market Wizards Schwager lets you hear, in their own words, what those super-traders had to say about their unprecedented successes, and he distils

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