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.

 Kenneth C. Griffin Reading List

  • Behavioral Finance, Psychology

Shefrin, Hersh. Beyond Greed and Fear

Smith, Adam. The Money Game

Cialdini, Robert. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

Plous, Scott. The Psychology and Judgment of Decision Making

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

Haugen, Robert. The Inefficient Stock Market

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


  • 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

Ellis & Vertin Classic II: Another Investor’s Anthology

Lefevre, Edwin. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Schwager, Jack. The New Market Wizards

Schwed, Fred. Where Are the Customers’ Yachts?

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

  • Economics

Friedman, Milton. Capitalism and Freedom

Friedman, Thomas. The Lexus and the Olive Tree

Hazlitt, Henry. Economics in One Lesson

O’Rourke, PJ. Eat the Rich


  • Analysis

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

Staley, Kathryn. The Art of Short Selling


  • Other

Carnegie, Dale. How To Win Friends and Influence People

Goodspeed, Bennett. The Tao Jones Averages

Hoff, Benjamin. The Tao of Pooh

Wright, Robert. Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny