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WORTH THE READ.

At Constellation, we promote reading as a rewarding habit.

Check out our team’s book recommendations:

  • Double Your Profits

    Bob Fifer

    Double Your Profits

    Bob Fifer

    One of the most famous financial consultants shares 78 proven ways to cut costs dramatically, send productivity through the roof, and, in just six months, double profits.

  • Influence

    Robert Cialdini

    Influence

    Robert Cialdini

    Influence explains the psychology of why people say “yes”— and how to apply these understandings. You’ll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader — and how to defend yourself against them.

  • The Intelligent Investor

    Bejamin Graham

    The Intelligent Investor

    Bejamin Graham

    The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham, taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham’s philosophy of “value investing” – which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies — has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.

  • Great by Choice

    Jim Collins

    Great by Choice

    Jim Collins

    Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins enumerates the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous and fast-moving times.

  • The Innovator’s Dilemma

    Clayton Christensen

    The Innovator’s Dilemma

    Clayton Christensen

    Focusing on “disruptive technology,” Christensen shows why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. Whether in electronics or retailing, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know when to abandon traditional business practices. Using the lessons of successes and failures from leading companies, The Innovator’s Dilemma presents a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation.

  • Competition Demystified

    Bruce Greenwald

    Competition Demystified

    Bruce Greenwald

    Based on his hugely popular course at Columbia Business School, Greenwald offer an easy-to-follow method for understanding the competitive structure of your industry and developing an appropriate strategy for your specific position.

  • Pioneering Portfolio Management

    David Swensen

    Pioneering Portfolio Management

    David Swensen

    In this book,  Swensen, chief investment officer at Yale University, provides a brief history of endowment funds and explains the purpose of endowment accumulation and the goals for institutional portfolios. One of the strategies behind his success has been to diversify asset classes and move beyond a reliance on domestic marketable securities.

  • Margin of Safety

    Seth Klarman

    Margin of Safety

    Seth Klarman

    ‘Margin of Safety’ shows you not just how to invest but how to think deeply aboutinvesting – to understand the rationale behind the rules to appreciate why they work when they work, and why they don’t when they don’t.

  • Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits

    Philip Fisher

    Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits

    Philip Fisher

    Widely respected and admired, Fisher was the first to consider a stock’s worth in terms of potential growth instead of just price trends and absolute value. His principles espouse identifying long-term growth stocks and their emerging value as opposed to choosing short-term trades for initial profit.

  • Mastering the Market Cycle

    Howard S. Marks

    Mastering the Market Cycle

    Howard S. Marks

     We all know markets rise and fall, but when should you pull out, and when should you stay in? The answer is never black or white, but is best reached through a keen understanding of the reasons behind the rhythm of cycles. Confidence about where we are in a cycle comes when you learn the patterns of ups and downs that influence not just economics, markets and companies, but also human psychology and the investing behaviors that result.If you study past cycles, understand their origins and remain alert for the next one, you will become keenly attuned to the investment environment as it changes.You’ll be aware and prepared while others get blindsided by unexpected events or fall victim to emotions like fear and greed. By following Marks’s insights — drawn in part from his iconic memos over the years to Oaktree’s clients — you can master these recurring patterns to have the opportunity to improve your results.

  • The Most Important Thing

    Howard S. Marks

    The Most Important Thing

    Howard S. Marks

     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 listeners 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. Using 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.