Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Business Planning & Forecasting. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.
1. A Beginner's Guide to Investing and Trading in the Modern Stock Market (Personal Finance and Investing)
Practical Guide to Investing and Trading in the Stock Market This book explains in clear and understandable language how anyone can benefit from learning about trading and investing in the stock market. All of the necessary basics are set forth, including the differences between trading and investing in the stock market. A veteran trader, Andrew Aziz , shares some of his own proven day trading strategies which has worked well for him in the stock market and discusses key "to dos" and "not to dos" every new day trader must know before putting their hard-earned money at risk in the stock market. Two chapters of the book are dedicated to the art and science of swing trading. Effective swing trading strategies are outlined, and all are amply illustrated with examples from real trades in the stock market. The final section of the book is devoted to investing in the stock market. You will learn not only how to read a company's financial statements and select winning stocks, but also how to construct a well-balanced investment portfolio. Given that the author and his guest contributor have quite different backgrounds in the stock market, a unique opportunity is created for the reader to capture a very broad picture of the true potential of trading and investing in the stock market. In summary, you will learn the following key concepts by reading this book: What are stocks ? What are exchanges, indices and ETFs in the stock market. How to pick the right brokerage account. How to read price action and candle stick charts. How to day trade : opening range break down, ABCD pattern How to swing trade : Cup and Handle, Head and Shoulders pattern How to pick stocks based on P/E multiple and key fundamental ratios What to look for in income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements of different companies How to construct a well-diversified portfolio in the stock market
- Author: Ardi Aaziznia
- Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Business & Money
2. The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Disrupting Business, Industries, and Our Lives
Audio Bonus! Includes exclusive conversations with the authors! From the New York Times best-selling authors of Abundance and Bold comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era. In their book Abundance , best-selling authors and futurists Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler tackled grand global challenges, such as poverty, hunger, and energy. Then, in Bold , they chronicled the use of exponential technologies that allowed the emergence of powerful new entrepreneurs. Now the best-selling authors are back with The Future Is Faster Than You Think , a blueprint for how our world will change in response to the next 10 years of rapid technological disruption. Technology is accelerating far more quickly than anyone could have imagined. During the next decade, we will experience more upheaval and create more wealth than we have in the past hundred years. In this gripping and insightful roadmap to our near future, Diamandis and Kotler investigate how wave after wave of exponentially accelerating technologies will impact both our daily lives and society as a whole. What happens as AI, robotics, virtual reality, digital biology, and sensors crash into 3D printing, blockchain, and global gigabit networks? How will these convergences transform today’s legacy industries? What will happen to the way we raise our kids, govern our nations, and care for our planet? Diamandis, a space-entrepreneur-turned-innovation-pioneer, and Kotler, best-selling author and peak performance expert, probe the science of technological convergence and how it will reinvent every part of our lives - transportation, retail, advertising, education, health, entertainment, food, and finance - taking humanity into uncharted territories and reimagining the world as we know it. As indispensable as it is gripping, The Future Is Faster Than You Think provides a prescient look at our impending future.
- Author: Peter H. Diamandis
- Genre: Business & Money, Industries, Computers & Technology
3. Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST “ The most important book on decision making since Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow . ” —Jason Zweig, The Wall Street Journal Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply planning the week’s meals. Unfortunately, people tend to be terrible forecasters. As Wharton professor Philip Tetlock showed in a landmark 2005 study, even experts’ predictions are only slightly better than chance. However, an important and underreported conclusion of that study was that some experts do have real foresight, and Tetlock has spent the past decade trying to figure out why. What makes some people so good? And can this talent be taught? In Superforecasting , Tetlock and coauthor Dan Gardner offer a masterwork on prediction, drawing on decades of research and the results of a massive, government-funded forecasting tournament. The Good Judgment Project involves tens of thousands of ordinary people—including a Brooklyn filmmaker, a retired pipe installer, and a former ballroom dancer—who set out to forecast global events. Some of the volunteers have turned out to be astonishingly good. They’ve beaten other benchmarks, competitors, and prediction markets. They’ve even beaten the collective judgment of intelligence analysts with access to classified information. They are "superforecasters." In this groundbreaking and accessible book, Tetlock and Gardner show us how we can learn from this elite group. Weaving together stories of forecasting successes (the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound) and failures (the Bay of Pigs) and interviews with a range of high-level decision makers, from David Petraeus to Robert Rubin, they show that good forecasting doesn’t require powerful computers or arcane methods. It involves gathering evidence from a variety of sources, thinking probabilistically, working in teams, keeping score, and being willing to admit error and change course. Superforecasting offers the first demonstrably effective way to improve our ability to predict the future—whether in business, finance, politics, international affairs, or daily life—and is destined to become a modern classic.
- Author: Philip E. Tetlock
- Publisher: Crown; Illustrated edition (September 13, 2016)
- Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership
- ISBN: 978-0804136716
- Dimensions: 5.15 x 0.8 x 7.96 inches
4. 2030: How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything
AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Wall Street Journal Bestseller A Porchlight Book Bestseller Financial Times Best Books of 2020 Yahoo Finance Favorite Business Books of 2020 JP Morgan NextList 2021 selection "Bold, provocative...illuminates why we’re having fewer babies, the middle class is stagnating, unemployment is shifting, and new powers are rising.” ― ADAM GRANT The world is changing drastically before our eyes―will you be prepared for what comes next? A groundbreaking analysis from one of the world's foremost experts on global trends, including analysis on how COVID-19 will amplify and accelerate each of these changes. Once upon a time, the world was neatly divided into prosperous and backward economies. Babies were plentiful, workers outnumbered retirees, and people aspiring towards the middle class yearned to own homes and cars. Companies didn't need to see any further than Europe and the United States to do well. Printed money was legal tender for all debts, public and private. We grew up learning how to "play the game," and we expected the rules to remain the same as we took our first job, started a family, saw our children grow up, and went into retirement with our finances secure. That world―and those rules―are over. By 2030, a new reality will take hold, and before you know it: - There will be more grandparents than grandchildren - The middle-class in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa will outnumber the US and Europe combined - The global economy will be driven by the non-Western consumer for the first time in modern history - There will be more global wealth owned by women than men - There will be more robots than workers - There will be more computers than human brains - There will be more currencies than countries All these trends, currently underway, will converge in the year 2030 and change everything you know about culture, the economy, and the world. According to Mauro F. Guillen, the only way to truly understand the global transformations underway―and their impacts―is to think laterally. That is, using “peripheral vision,” or approaching problems creatively and from unorthodox points of view. Rather than focusing on a single trend―climate-change or the rise of illiberal regimes, for example―Guillen encourages us to consider the dynamic inter-play between a range of forces that will converge on a single tipping point―2030―that will be, for better or worse, the point of no return. 2030 is both a remarkable guide to the coming changes and an exercise in the power of “lateral thinking,” thereby revolutionizing the way you think about cataclysmic change and its consequences.
- Author: Mauro F. Guillen
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press (August 25, 2020)
- Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
- ISBN: 978-1250268174
- Dimensions: 6.38 x 1 x 9.58 inches
5. VOLUME PROFILE: The Insider's Guide to Trading
Institutions move and manipulate the markets. That's why you need to learn to think and trade like an institution. In this book you will learn: •How to work with Price Action •Price Action strategies that you can immediately put to use •How Volume Profile works •My favorite Volume Profile strategies •How to find your own trading style and what are the best trading instruments to trade •How to manage trading around macroeconomic news •How to do your market analysis from A to Z •How to manage your positions •How to do a proper money management •How to deal with trading psychology •How to do a proper backtest and how to get started with trading your backtested strategies •What are the most common trading mistakes and how to avoid them •The exact ways and rules I apply to my own trading You will learn all this in a simple, poignant way along with many examples and pictures. Book has 195 pages.
- Author: Trader Dale
- Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Business & Money
6. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail--but Some Don't
UPDATED FOR 2020 WITH A NEW PREFACE BY NATE SILVER "One of the more momentous books of the decade." — The New York Times Book Review Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he was thirty. He solidified his standing as the nation's foremost political forecaster with his near perfect prediction of the 2012 election. Silver is the founder and editor in chief of the website FiveThirtyEight. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data. Most predictions fail, often at great cost to society, because most of us have a poor understanding of probability and uncertainty. Both experts and laypeople mistake more confident predictions for more accurate ones. But overconfidence is often the reason for failure. If our appreciation of uncertainty improves, our predictions can get better too. This is the “prediction paradox”: The more humility we have about our ability to make predictions, the more successful we can be in planning for the future. In keeping with his own aim to seek truth from data, Silver visits the most successful forecasters in a range of areas, from hurricanes to baseball to global pandemics, from the poker table to the stock market, from Capitol Hill to the NBA. He explains and evaluates how these forecasters think and what bonds they share. What lies behind their success? Are they good—or just lucky? What patterns have they unraveled? And are their forecasts really right? He explores unanticipated commonalities and exposes unexpected juxtapositions. And sometimes, it is not so much how good a prediction is in an absolute sense that matters but how good it is relative to the competition. In other cases, prediction is still a very rudimentary—and dangerous—science. Silver observes that the most accurate forecasters tend to have a superior command of probability, and they tend to be both humble and hardworking. They distinguish the predictable from the unpredictable, and they notice a thousand little details that lead them closer to the truth. Because of their appreciation of probability, they can distinguish the signal from the noise. With everything from the health of the global economy to our ability to fight terrorism dependent on the quality of our predictions, Nate Silver’s insights are an essential read.
- Author: Nate Silver
- Publisher: Penguin Books; Illustrated edition (February 3, 2015)
- Genre: History, Americas
- ISBN: 978-0143125082
- Dimensions: 5.45 x 1.15 x 8.45 inches
7. How Much Money Do I Need to Retire?: Uncommon Financial Planning Wisdom for a Stress-Free Retirement (Financial Freedom for Smart People)
New and Revised for 2020! "This book is the best I've seen on how to navigate the retirement savings questions." (Forbes) "One of the best retirement planning books of all time" (BookAuthority.Org) "The Best Retirement Planning Books For 2020" (Benzinga.com) Learn how retirement really works before it's too late… Most so-called "experts" plug your numbers into a retirement formula to tell you how much money you need to retire. Unfortunately, the conventional approach is fundamentally flawed. If you fail to learn how retirement savings truly works, then you'll either underspend and be miserable or overspend and run out of money. How Much Money Do I Need to Retire takes you beyond the scientific facade of modern retirement planning. Author and former hedge fund manager Todd R. Tresidder has helped thousands of people find financial freedom through his website and podcast. Now you too can use his advice to take the guesswork out of your retirement planning. In this book, you'll learn: Why the best way to describe most retirement estimates is garbage-in/garbage-out The five critical assumptions that can destroy your financial security How to reduce the amount you need to retire by as much as $600,000 Three strategies to maximize spending today while protecting for the future How to calculate the amount of money you really need to retire on the first try without software, online calculators, or being a math genius “I agree wholeheartedly with his various conclusions here.” (Wade Pfau, Ph.D, CFA, Professor of Retirement Income, American College) “Top 5 Best Books About Saving For Retirement” (FunnyManFinance.Com) “12 Books That Will Make You a Financial Expert in One Year” (ESIMoney.Com) Read this book to know more about your retirement planning than your financial adviser. Tresidder's book contains refreshingly straightforward, easy-to-understand, and concise advice on how to retire wealthy. This missing link of personal finance books will make you sleep easier. No retirement is secure without it. Buy the book today so you can retire with confidence!
- Author: Todd R. Tresidder
- Publisher: Todd Tresidder; 2nd edition (January 2, 2020)
- Genre: Business & Money, Finance
- ISBN: 978-1939273062
- Dimensions: 5 x 0.54 x 8 inches
8. The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor (Columbia Business School Publishing)
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). These experts lend insight into such concepts as "second-level thinking," the price/value relationship, patient opportunism, and defensive investing. Marks also adds his own annotations, expanding on his book's original themes and issues. A new chapter addresses the importance of reasonable expectations, and a foreword by Bruce C. Greenwald, called "a guru to Wall Street's gurus" by the New York Times , speaks on value investing, productivity, and the economics of information. *** Howard Marks, the chairman and cofounder of Oaktree Capital Management, is renowned for his insightful assessments of market opportunity and risk. After four decades spent ascending to the top of the investment management profession, he is today sought out by the world's leading value investors, and his client memos brim with insightful commentary and a time-tested, fundamental philosophy. Now for the first time, all readers can benefit from Marks's wisdom, concentrated into a single volume that speaks to both the amateur and seasoned investor. Informed by a lifetime of experience and study, The Most Important Thing explains the keys to successful investment and the pitfalls that can destroy capital or ruin a career. Utilizing passages from his memos to illustrate his ideas, Marks teaches by example, detailing the development of an investment philosophy that fully acknowledges the complexities of investing and the perils of the financial world. Brilliantly applying insight to today's volatile markets, Marks offers a volume that is part memoir, part creed, with a number of broad takeaways. Marks expounds on such concepts as "second-level thinking," the price/value relationship, patient opportunism, and defensive investing. Frankly and honestly assessing his own decisions--and occasional missteps--he provides valuable lessons for critical thinking, risk assessment, and investment strategy. Encouraging investors to be "contrarian," Marks wisely judges market cycles and achieves returns through aggressive yet measured action. Which element is the most essential? Successful investing requires thoughtful attention to many separate aspects, and each of Marks's subjects proves to be the most important thing. "This is that rarity, a useful book."--Warren Buffett
- Author: Howard Marks
- Publisher: Columbia Business School Publishing; Signed Edition (January 15, 2013)
- Genre: Business & Money, Investing
- ISBN: 978-0231162845
- Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
9. Vivid Vision: A Remarkable Tool For Aligning Your Business Around a Shared Vision of the Future
Many corporations have slick, flashy mission statements that ultimately do little to motivate employees and less to impress customers, investors, and partners. But there is a way to share your excitement for the future of your company in a clear, compelling, and powerful way and entrepreneur and business growth expert Cameron Herold can show you how. Vivid Vision is a revolutionary tool that will help owners, CEOs, and senior managers create inspirational, detailed, and actionable three-year mission statements for their companies. In this easy-to-follow guide, Herold walks organization leaders through the simple steps to creating their own Vivid Vision, from brainstorming to sharing the ideas to using the document to drive progress in the years to come. By focusing on mapping out how you see your company looking and feeling in every category of business, without getting bogged down by data and numbers, Vivid Vision creates a holistic road map to success that will get all of your teammates passionate about the big picture. Your company is your dream, one that you want to share with your staff, clients, and stakeholders. Vivid Vision is the tool you need to make that dream a reality.
- Author: Cameron Herold
- Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing (March 19, 2018)
- Genre: Business & Money, Business Culture
- ISBN: 978-1619618770
10. The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for You
Work with data like a pro using this guide that breaks down how to organize, apply, and most importantly, understand what you are analyzing in order to become a true data ninja. From the stock market to genomics laboratories, census figures to marketing email blasts, we are awash with data. But as anyone who has ever opened up a spreadsheet packed with seemingly infinite lines of data knows, numbers aren't enough: we need to know how to make those numbers talk. In The Model Thinker , social scientist Scott E. Page shows us the mathematical, statistical, and computational models - from linear regression to random walks and far beyond - that can turn anyone into a genius. At the core of the book is Page's "many-model paradigm", which shows the listener how to apply multiple models to organize the data, leading to wiser choices, more accurate predictions, and more robust designs. The Model Thinker provides a toolkit for business people, students, scientists, pollsters, and bloggers to make them better, clearer thinkers, able to leverage data and information to their advantage. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
- Author: Scott E. Page
- Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering, Reference, Research