10 Books Keith McCullough Has Recently Read - 5 19 2021 11 08 33 AM

We have received many emails from subscribers requesting a list of books Hedgeye CEO Keith McCullough has read this year.

Below are 10 books Keith has read since the start of 2021. 

While we're on the subject, you may also want to head over to Hedgeye University to take a look at Keith's three "Must-Read Process Books" as well as 10 essential books which can help you become a better investor (and human being!) 


1. Make Me Even And I’ll Never Gamble Again - by Jerrold Fine

Drawing from his own experiences in the turbulent ‘70s and ‘80s, hedge fund pioneer Jerrold Fine blends a heartfelt story of a young man fiercely intent on achieving independence with a fascinating insider’s look at the perks and pitfalls of a high-stakes life in the world of financial markets. 

2. Greenlights Matthew McConaughey

From the Academy Award®–winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction.

3. How To Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better ChoicesAnnie Duke

Through a blend of compelling exercises, illustrations, and stories, the bestselling author of Thinking in Bets will train you to combat your own biases, address your weaknesses, and help you become a better and more confident decision-maker.

4. Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events Bob Shiller

In a world in which internet troll farms attempt to influence foreign elections, can we afford to ignore the power of viral stories to affect economies? In this groundbreaking book, Nobel Prize–winning economist and New York Times bestselling author Robert Shiller offers a new way to think about the economy and economic change.

5. Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That LastWright Thompson

The story of how Julian Van Winkle III, the caretaker of the most coveted cult Kentucky Bourbon whiskey in the world, fought to protect his family's heritage and preserve the taste of his forebears, in a world where authenticity, like his product, is in very short supply.

7. Perform Under Pressure - Ceri Evans

Perform Under Pressure will help you not only survive but thrive in situations that up until now have been holding you back. Targeting the moments when you are most stressed and uncomfortable, Dr Ceri Evans' red-blue mind model converts his clinical insights into a simple approach that will help you gain emotional control when you need it most.

8. Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life Lulu Miller

A wondrous debut from an extraordinary new voice in nonfiction, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a dark and astonishing tale of love, chaos, scientific obsession, and—possibly—even murder.

9. Fear Of Missing Out: Practical Decision-Making in a World of Overwhelming ChoicePatrick McGinnis

Patrick McGinnis, creator of the term FOMO, has been thinking about it for seventeen years―and he has a solution: decision-making. Learning to weigh the costs and benefits of your choices, prioritizing your decisions, and listening to your gut are central to silencing FOMO and its lesser-known cousin, FOBO: Fear of a Better Option. After all, don't you want to feel comfortable and confident in your decisions?

10. JFK’s Secret Doctor: The Remarkable Life of Medical Pioneer and Legendary Rock Climber Hans KrausSusan Schwartz

Set against the grand panorama of twentieth-century world events, it captures the remarkable life and spirit of climbing and medical visionary Hans Kraus (1905-1966). Kraus was taught English by James Joyce, escaped Nazi dominated Europe, and was JFK’s secret back specialist. A legendary rock climber known for hair-raising ascents on two continents, Kraus lived a life filled with tragedy and triumph, intense passion, verve, and a whole lot of guts, glory, and wit.


Click here to check out "Hedgeye's Bookshelf" – a full list of all the books CEO Keith McCullough has read since 2018.)

We encourage you to check out these reading lists to help you dive deeper into how we approach financial markets.