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Zero Sum Game

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“Success always demands a greater effort”

Winston Churchill to Robert Menzies

13th December 1940



Reading and researching is one of the best ways to educate yourself, to learn from the mistakes and successes of those who have been before you. Listed below are some of the resources I recommend studying to broaden your education on life, business, finance and investing, to help you make the decisions that matter for your financial success.


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  • A Fortunate Life: A.B. Facey, 1981

  • Sun Tzu – The Art of War: R. D. Sawyer, 1994

  • Mawson’s Will: Lennard Bickel, 1977

  • The Quants: Scott Patterson, 2010

  • No Shortcuts to the Top: Ed Viesteurs, 2006

  • Liar’s Poker: Michael Lewis, 1989

  • The Big Short: Michael Lewis, 2010

  • Maverick: Ricardo Semler, 1993

  • The Greatest Trade Ever: Gregory Zuckerman, 2009

  • Reminiscences of a Stock Operator: Jon Markham, 2010

  • What You See Is What You Get: Alan Sugar, 2010

  • Losing My Virginity: Richard Branson, 1998

  • Way of the Turtle: Curtis Faith, 2007

  • The Intelligent Investor: Benjamin Graham, 1949

  • Chance: Amir ACzel, 2004

  • Legacy - What the All Blacks can teach us about the business of Life: James Kerr, 2013




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Colin Lea
BBus(AgComm), BA, GDFP, CFP®

Financial Adviser, Author & Veteran


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