Patrick O'Shaughnessy


Patrick O'Shaughnessy

Patrick O’Shaughnessy is the Chief Executive Officer at O’Shaughnessy Asset Management. He oversees the day-to-day business of the firm, and also runs one of the world's most successful investing podcasts, called 'Invest Like The Best'.



Yuval Noah Harari

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Karlie Kloss: "It’s an amazing book on the beginning of humanity. It’s scientific but also philosophical."

Joe Rogan: "Great book... Fucking fascinating... Very enlightening."

Patrick O'Shaughnessy: "This book was so entertaining and useful.

It provides a concise history of humankind and outlines why we have the psychology we do today (this part is great for thinking about investor behavior)."

Changpeng Zhao: "[This book] gives me a greater perspective about how humans emerged and why we behave the way we do."

Daniel Ek: "One of the most-talked-about books of the last couple of years, and for good reason.

Both sobering and conservatively optimistic in equal measure, it seems even more relevant for us at the moment to learn from our socio-anthropological history."

Anthony Pompliano: "One of the best books I read in 2017"

Naval Ravikant: "An orthogonal and clinical examination of the human animal, from the beginning to now.

Humans are story-telling alpha predators that killed the competition and domesticated the survivors. This is our story, and it's not all pretty."

David Sacks: "Yuval Harari’s Sapiens had a big impact on how I approach VC. The theme of the book is that humans obsess over narratives.

So I try to focus on product and metrics as a way to get to ground truth, as opposed to over-indexing on the pitch, which is mostly a story-telling event."

Melinda Gates mentioned this book as one of her 11 favorite books.

Reid Hoffman: "Sapiens has had me thinking a lot about the evolution of humanity and what our future looks like."

Mark Zuckerberg: "I found the chapter on the evolution of the role of religion in human life most interesting and something I wanted to go deeper on."

Raoul Pal enjoyed reading 'Sapiens'.

One of the books Keith Rabois recommends for entrepreneurs.

Bill Gurley: "I really enjoyed [Sapiens]"

Bill Gates: "Melinda and I spent weeks talking about this history of the human race."

The Wisdom of Life

The Wisdom of Life

Arthur Schopenhauer

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Patrick O'Shaughnessy: "The best self-help book ever."

Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life

Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life

Douglas Kenrick
Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention

Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The Perfect Bet

The Perfect Bet

Adam Kucharski


David Whyte
The Writing Life

The Writing Life

Annie Dillard

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Patrick O'Shaughnessy: "My favorite book about writing."

Self Reliance

Self Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Essays of Schopenhauer

The Essays of Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer
The Dog Stars

The Dog Stars

Peter Heller
The Etymologicon

The Etymologicon

Mark Forsyth
Thai Stick

Thai Stick

Peter Maguire
Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed

Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed

Paul Cronin


Martin Amis
Zero to One
High Output Management
Creativity, Inc.
The Outsiders
The Checklist Manifesto
The True Believer
When Breath Becomes Air
The Dao of Capital
Against The Gods
The Upside of Stress
The Most Important Thing
The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
Negotiating The Impossible
The Fish That Ate The Whale
Thinking In Systems
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
The (Mis)Behavior of Markets
Managing Oneself
Hackers and Painters
Drunk Tank Pink
The Essays of Warren Buffett
Fooling Some of the People All of the Time
A Few Lessons from Sherlock Holmes
The Right Stuff
Double your Profits
Deep Survival
The Act of Creation
Essays and Lectures
The Razor's Edge
The Fourth Revolution
The Prize
The River of Doubt
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Nobody Wants To Read Your Sh*t
Diffusion of Innovations
Rise of the Robots
The Wisdom of Life
Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life
The Professor in the Cage
The Tiger
Shadow Divers
Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention
A Technique for Producing Ideas
The Wayfinders
Essays and Aphorisms
The Snow Leopard
Concentrated Investing
At Play in the Fields of the Lord
The Perfect Bet
Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism
Norwegian Wood
Capital Returns
The One Sentence Persuasion Course
Quality Investing
Natural Born Heroes
The Writing Life
Self Reliance
The Essays of Schopenhauer
The Dog Stars
Ham on Rye
Ask The Dust
A Short History of Myth
The Dragons of Eden
The Etymologicon
The Money Game
The Warrior Ethos
Let Your Life Speak
Thai Stick
Successful Investing is a Process
Value Investing
Einstein's Dreams
The Value Investors
Last Chance to See
Asset Management
Lateral Thinking
Tragedy and Hope
Letters of Note
Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed
It's Earnings That Count
The Accidental Universe
Scientific Advertising
The Robert Collier Letter Book

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