John Griffin Reading List: Books

John Griffin is CEO of Blue Ridge Capital, a New York based hedge fund management firm. Griffin has a value oriented style. John Griffin, 47, was second in to Julian Robertson’s Tiger Management. He launched a Tiger cub fund, Blue Ridge Capital in 1996.

Below is a list of Griffin’s reading list from Columbia Business School’s website. Many of these names will sound familiar, but a few are not on the usual value investor reading list.

John Griffin’s Reading List

Behavioral Finance, Psychology

Shefrin, Hersh. Beyond Greed and Fear

Smith, Adam. The Money Game

Cialdini, Robert. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

Gilovich & Belsky Why Smart People Make Big Money MistakesJohn Griffin Books

Plous, Scott. The Psychology and Judgment of Decision Making

Gilovich, Thomas. How We Know What Isn’t So

Haugen, Robert. The Inefficient Stock Market

Russo, J. Decision Traps: 10 Barriers to Brilliant Decision MakingJohn Griffin Books

Tobias & McKay Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Claxton, Guy. Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind

Pring, Martin. Investment Psychology Explained: Classic Strategies to Beat the Market

Wright, Robert The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are

John Griffin’s Recommended Books – Historical and biographical

Baruch, Bernard. Baruch: My Own Story

Brooks, John. Go-Go Years: Drama and Crashing Finale of Wall Street’s Bullish 60s

Buffett, Warren. The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America

Byrne, John. Chainsaw: The Notorious Career of Al Dunlap

Garber, Peter. Famous First Bubbles

Giesst, Charles. Wall Street: A Historyir?t=geekword 20&l=ur2&o=1

Gordon, John S. The Great GameJohn Griffin Books

Ellis & Vertin Classic II: Another Investor’s Anthology

Lefevre, Edwin. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Schwager, Jack. Market Wizards: Interviews with Top TradersJohn Griffin Books

Schwager, Jack. The New Market Wizards

Schwed, Fred. Where Are the Customers’ Yachts?

Soros, George. Soros on Soros: Staying Ahead of the CurveJohn Griffin Books

Steinhardt, Jim. No Bull: My Life In and Out of Markets

Train, John. The Money MastersJohn Griffin Books

John Griffin’s Recommended Books – Economics

Friedman, Milton. Capitalism and FreedomJohn Griffin Books

Friedman, Thomas. The Lexus and the Olive Treeir?t=geekword 20&l=ur2&o=1

Hazlitt, Henry. Economics in One Lesson

O’Rourke, PJ. Eat the Rich


Bernstein, Peter. Against the Gods

Collins & Porras Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

Ellis, Charles-Winning the Loser’s Game, Fifth Edition: Timeless Strategies for Successful Investing

Fisher, Philip. Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits

Graham & Dodd Security Analysis
Hagstrom, Robert. The Warren Buffett Wayir?t=geekword 20&l=ur2&o=1

Lynch, Peter. One Up On Wall StreetJohn Griffin Books

Malkiel, Burton. A Random Walk Down Wall Streetir?t=geekword 20&l=ur2&o=1

Schilit, Howard. Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting GimmicksJohn Griffin Books

Staley, Kathryn. The Art of Short Selling


Carnegie, Dale. How To Win Friends and Influence People

Goodspeed, Bennett. The Tao Jones Averages

Hoff, Benjamin. The Tao of Pooh

Hoff, Benjamin. The Te of Pigletir?t=geekword 20&l=ur2&o=1

Rand, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged

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Wright, Robert. Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny