If you are looking for a refreshing break from most of the drivel the internet media dishes out, you might consider checking out Ray Dalio’s “Principles“. Dalio is an interesting and remarkable guy. He is one of the world’s richest men and chief of the Bridgewater Hedge Fund. In 2010 his fund earned more than $15 billion. Those returns are greater than the 2010 profits of Google, Amazon, Yahoo, and eBay combined and have vaulted Bridgewater into one of the world’s largest hedge funds. This is an incredible achievement when you consider that his firm was started in his living room in 1976 with no employees.
Anyone who can start from zero and generate 15 billion dollars is probably worth hearing from.
Dalio’s philosophy is somewhat controversial, but rather than summarize it here, I’ll just point you to his book, and have you check it out yourself.