67 T hese are the books that repeatedly come up as recommendations in conversa- tions with our subscribers as they ask for good sources on important topics. PERSONAL FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius: Catherine started reading Meditations inspired by sev- eral references to Secretary of Defense James Mattis traveling with it. Was this the 21st century Catcher in the Rye? It turns out to be a treasure of inspiration and sound advice. • Family Wealth: Keeping it in the Family— How Family Members and Their Advisers Preserve Human, Intellectual, and Financial Assets for Generations by James Hughes: Hughes outlines the steps to success and wealth preservation for wealthy families. His ideas can help families that want to be wealthy get there, too. • Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales: Gonzales trans- lates the lessons learned in wilderness survival to practices we can use for a successful life. Beautifully written, this book is hard to put down. • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg: Duhigg maps out what science tells us about how we form habits and how we can change them. You will never look at organi- zation quite the same after reading it. And you will be much smarter about management and leadership, and inspired by some of the stories of leaders who got it right. • Unbeatable Mind: Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level by Mark Divine: Divine is a retired U.S. Navy Seal who offers his philosophy and methods for developing maximum potential through integrated training. He proposes forging deep character and resiliency drawing on years of practice in martial arts, physical training, yoga, and exercising leadership in dangerous environments. If it feels as if you are living in a war, warrior training by the best can help. • Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money—That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki: Robert Kiyosaki tells his story about how he learned to manage money and the different philosophies that can mean the difference between success and failure. • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey: This is a great introduction to basic skills that will help young people learn how to navigate life. • The Parents Guide to Texting, Facebook, and Social Media: Understanding the Ben- efits and Dangers of Parenting in a Digital World by Shawn Edgington: The digital neighborhood is a dangerous place for kids. Make sure the children you love are safe in managing their cyber lives. INVESTMENT • Behavioural Investing: A Practitioner’s Guide to Applying Behavioral Finance by James Montier: Montier does a masterful job of documenting the intersection of psychol- ogy and investment. The result is actionable intelligence that can help you protect your investments from bias. • Value Investing: Tools and Techniques for Intelligent Investors by James Montier: Mon- tier unpacks the cold, hard facts of investment history and what it means to investment process and strategy. This book will make you a more intelligent, disciplined investor. “The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.” – Voltaire