Recommended Reading

The following list is a selection of books & reference information that we think you might enjoy reading!

For books, simply click on the revelant book title – the link will take you directly to

For existing Bradley Nuttall clients, we would be happy to lend you a copy.

The Prudent Investor’s Guide to Beating Wall Street at its Own Game (2nd Ed) John J Bowen JR and Daniel C Goldie
This practical book brings academic research and some more sophisticated strategies to the every day investor.

The Informed Investor: A Hype-Free Guide to Constructing a Sound Financial Portfolio Frank Armstrong III
The information in this book will help lead you to better investment decisions and more predictable returns, lower risk, and lower taxes. It states that without the benefit of solid portfolio tactics, investors become irrational; chasing after rainbows that promise high returns with a minimum of risk, and selling off stocks in a panic when the market is down. What amateur investors need is an easy-to-understand explanation of how the market works, so that they can ignore superstition, stop believing in ‘performance fairies’, and escape the atmosphere of uncertainty that often dominates the world of investment.

The Only Guide to a Winning Investment Strategy You’ll Ever Need Larry E. Swedroe
This book provides you with a road map to growth and investment opportunities that will help you become a successful investor who consistently makes money rather than loses it! It describes the differences between ‘passive’ and ‘active’ mutual funds, and explains how you can win the investment game through long-term investing. The book shows how the newer index mutual funds out-earn, and how to select a balanced ‘passive’ portfolio that will repay you when you stick with it for the long haul.
(Easy Read)

Winning the Loser’s Game Charles Ellis
Ellis’s central premise is simple and powerful: Individual investors, while destined to lose if they fight to try and beat the market, can achieve long-term success with great confidence if they use the powers of the market wisely, and enable the forceful rhythm of time to work for them.

The E-Myth, Revisited. Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to do About it Michael E. Gerber
The author dispels the myths around starting your own business, and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He also takes you through the life of a business; from infancy, through the growing pains, to a mature entrepreneurial perspective. Gerber touches on using the lessons of franchising to apply to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Finally he draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business.
(An easy read for business owners and managers)

Good to Great Jim Collins
Also the co-author of the best-seller, ‘Built to Last’, in this book Collins looks at whether a good company can become great and if so, how? He looks at the variables that enable any type of organisation to make the leap from good to great while other organisations remain only good. Rigorously supported by evidence, it gives some surprising results.(Motivational)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Stephen R. Covey
Covey explores how the Seven Habits are not a ‘quick fix,’ but rather a step-by-step pathway to the principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. He explains how these principles can give us both the security to adapt to change in our family and business lives, and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that such change creates.