Highly recommended reading, especially for the young investor who’s starting out, but equally useful and informative to the seasoned investor who can’t reconcile the fact of a surging stock market with such a poor real economy. The author, Mark Spitznagel, who himself is a risk-taking practitioner (and a successful one at that), lays it all out in this excellent book. It also comes recommended by the likes of Marc Faber, Paul Tudor Jones II, Nassim Taleb, and Ron Paul wrote the foreword. Read more about the book, here. Available on Kalahari.com for R319.83 (and on Loot.co.za for R352).