Tom Gayner’s Recommended Reading List

Thomas S. Gayner, President and Chief Investment Officer since May 2010. Chief Investment Officer since January 2001. President, Markel-Gayner Asset Management Corporation, a subsidiary, since December 1990. Director from 1998 to 2004.

Last updated: 06/17/2020

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Tom Gayner's Reading List

In an interview with GuruFocus, Tom Gayner mentioned a few of his favorite books. Below is the list:

Security Analysis, and The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham. He also likes John Train

Gayner sated that Peter Lynch's book, Beating the Street, is a favorite. Chuck Ackre personally recommended 100 to 1 in the stock market to him.

He mentioned that his favorite author is Mark Twain, and stated there is a "subtext of money, and finance, and investing, and behavior that underlies much of Mark Twain's work. And if you read and study Mark Twain, I think you get a good sense of the qualitative factors that affect investing as opposed to just the pure numbers."

Tom Gayner also likes reading books about 'people of accomplishment, military leaders, leaders, athletes , and coaches,' and stated that 'Reading how these people did what they did is worth studying.'