Raoul Pal

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Raoul Pal

Raoul Pal is a co-founder of Real Vision, a financial media company offering in-depth video interviews and research publications from the world’s best investors. Prior to starting Real Vision, Raoul ran a successful global macro hedge fund.

Sapiens

Sapiens

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 Hard Thing About Hard Things

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Ben Horowitz

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The Great Crash of 1929

The Great Crash of 1929

John Kenneth Galbraith

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Warren Buffett: "A wonderful book.”

Raoul Pal: "It's a great book"

The Silk Roads

The Silk Roads

Peter Frankopan

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Trust Me, I'm Lying

Trust Me, I'm Lying

Ryan Holiday
Chaos Monkeys

Chaos Monkeys

Antonio Garcia Martinez
Freakonomics

Freakonomics

Steven Levitt
The New Market Wizards

The New Market Wizards

Jack Schwager
Inside The House of Money

Inside The House of Money

Steven Drobny
Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets

Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets

John Murphy

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Investment Biker

Investment Biker

Jim Rogers

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A Great Leap Forward?

A Great Leap Forward?

John Mauldin & Worth Wray
The Global Macro Edge

The Global Macro Edge

John Netto

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Raoul Pal: "A great read!"

Monsoon

Monsoon

Robert Kaplan

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Robert Kaplan's book loosely inspired Raoul Pal's Monsoon theory.

Flow

Flow

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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David Bowie

David Bowie

Dylan Jones
Why Minsky Matters

Why Minsky Matters

L. Randall Wray
The Sheltering Sky

The Sheltering Sky

Paul Bowles
The Energy World Is Flat

The Energy World Is Flat

Daniel Lacalle

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Raoul Pal: "Loved this book."

The Crisis of Global Capitalism

The Crisis of Global Capitalism

George Soros
Timelines of World History

Timelines of World History

Matt Baker
DeMark Indicators

DeMark Indicators

Jason Perl
The Creature from Jekyll Island

The Creature from Jekyll Island

G. Edward Griffin
This Time Is Different

This Time Is Different

Carmen Reinhart
Sapiens
The Hard Thing About Hard Things
The Lean Startup
Superforecasting
Guns, Germs, and Steel
The Bitcoin Standard
The Undoing Project
Homo Deus
Billion Dollar Whale
The Ascent of Money
When Genius Failed
Against The Gods
The Internet of Money Volume 1
The Second Machine Age
The Black Swan
Lifespan
Conspiracy
The Fourth Turning
The Great Crash of 1929
Market Wizards
Manias, Panics, and Crashes
The Internet of Money Volume 2
The Price of Tomorrow
The Silk Roads
Trust Me, I'm Lying
Chaos Monkeys
Freakonomics
Lords of Finance
The New Market Wizards
Inside The House of Money
Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets
Investment Biker
A Great Leap Forward?
The Global Macro Edge
Monsoon
Flow
David Bowie
Why Minsky Matters
The Sheltering Sky
The Energy World Is Flat
The Trap
The Crisis of Global Capitalism
The Great Rupture
Timelines of World History
DeMark Indicators
The Creature from Jekyll Island
This Time Is Different

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