Another Reading List From GPT-4 (Impact Investing)

Another Reading List From GPT-4 (Impact Investing)
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My prompts are in italics, the rest are the responses from GPT-4 lifted straight.

Can you please create a reading list for me if I want to start an impact-driven activist fund? Please cover all topics you think are necessary, as well as prerequisite and niche knowledge.

Starting an impact-driven activist fund requires knowledge in various fields, including finance, social entrepreneurship, impact investing, sustainability, activism, and effective altruism. Here's a curated reading list to help you gain a solid foundation in these areas:

I. Finance and Impact Investing

  1. Burton G. Malkiel's A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing
  2. Charles Ellis's Winning the Loser's Game: Timeless Strategies for Successful Investing
  3. Jed Emerson and Antony Bugg-Levine's Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference
  4. Cathy Clark, Jed Emerson, and Ben Thornley's The Impact Investor: Lessons in Leadership and Strategy for Collaborative Capitalism
  5. Paul Brest and Kelly Born's Unpacking the Impact in Impact Investing
  6. Ronald Cohen's Impact: Reshaping Capitalism to Drive Real Change

II. Social Entrepreneurship

  1. Muhammad Yunus's Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism
  2. David Bornstein's How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas
  3. Bill Drayton's Everyone a Changemaker: Social Entrepreneurship's Ultimate Goal
  4. Roger L. Martin and Sally Osberg's Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works
  5. Pamela Hartigan's The Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets That Change the World

III. Sustainability and Environmental Activism

  1. Paul Hawken's The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability
  2. Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer's Creating Shared Value: Redefining Capitalism and the Role of the Corporation in Society
  3. Vandana Shiva's Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace
  4. Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
  5. Donella H. Meadows, Jorgen Randers, and Dennis L. Meadows's Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update

IV. Activism, Advocacy, and Social Change

  1. Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals
  2. Marshall Ganz's Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Organization, and Strategy in the California Farm Worker Movement
  3. Gene Sharp's From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation
  4. Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan's Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict
  5. Jennifer Earl and Katrina Kimport's Digitally Enabled Social Change: Activism in the Internet Age

V. Effective Altruism and Philanthropy

  1. Peter Singer's The Life You Can Save: How to Do Your Part to End World Poverty
  2. William MacAskill's Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference
  3. Rob Reich, Chiara Cordelli, and Lucy Bernholz's Philanthropy in Democratic Societies: History, Institutions, Values
  4. Paul Brest and Hal Harvey's Money Well Spent: A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy
  5. Caroline Fiennes's It Ain't What You Give, It's the Way That You Give It: Making Charitable Donations That Get Results

VI. Niche Knowledge and Case Studies

  1. Christopher D. Stone's Should Trees Have Standing?: Law, Morality, and the Environment
  2. Jane Mayer's Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
  3. Anand Giridharadas's Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
  4. Antony Bugg-Levine and Jed

please continue the list

Certainly! Here's the continuation of the reading list from where we left off.

VI. Niche Knowledge and Case Studies (Continued)

  1. Antony Bugg-Levine and Jed Emerson's Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference
  2. Jacqueline Novogratz's The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World
  3. Rink Dickinson, Jonathan Rosenthal, and Kirsten Lie-Nielsen's Building a Fair Trade Movement: Small Farmers, Big Change
  4. Rebecca Henderson's Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire
  5. Tomicah Tillemann's The Impact of Blockchain on the Nonprofit Sector

VII. Legal and Regulatory Considerations

  1. Thomas W. Hazlett's The Political Spectrum: The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology, from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone
  2. I. Glenn Cohen, Holly Fernandez Lynch, and W. Nicholson Price II's Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics
  3. Bruce R. Hopkins's The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations
  4. John P. Casey's The Nonprofit Board's Guide to Lobbying and Advocacy

VIII. Measuring Impact and Evaluation

  1. Paul Brest and Linda Krieger's Money Well Spent: A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy, Second Edition
  2. Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel's More Than Good Intentions: How a New Economics Is Helping to Solve Global Poverty
  3. Mario Morino's Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity
  4. Alnoor Ebrahim's Measuring Social Change: Performance and Accountability in a Complex World
  5. Jason Saul's Social Innovation, Inc.: 5 Strategies for Driving Business Growth Through Social Change

This extended reading list should provide a comprehensive understanding of the various aspects of starting and managing an impact-driven activist fund. As you read through these resources, be sure to take notes and engage in discussions with others in the field to deepen your understanding and apply your knowledge effectively. Good luck with your activist fund!

Thank you, can you add some sections on particular finance topics, skills, trading knowledge, and other possible gaps in knowledge? They may be operational or conceptual to running an activist fund or thinking like an investor.

Certainly! Here are additional sections focused on finance topics, skills, trading knowledge, and other areas that are relevant to running an activist fund or thinking like an investor.

IX. Financial Analysis and Valuation

  1. Benjamin Graham and David Dodd's Security Analysis: Principles and Technique
  2. Aswath Damodaran's Investment Valuation: Tools and Techniques for Determining the Value of Any Asset
  3. James Montier's Value Investing: Tools and Techniques for Intelligent Investment
  4. Martin Fridson and Fernando Alvarez's Financial Statement Analysis: A Practitioner's Guide
  5. Michael Mauboussin's The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing

X. Portfolio Management and Asset Allocation

  1. Harry Markowitz's Portfolio Selection: Efficient Diversification of Investments
  2. Roger G. Ibbotson and Gary P. Brinson's Global Investing: The Professional's Guide to the World Capital Markets
  3. Richard C. Grinold and Ronald N. Kahn's Active Portfolio Management: A Quantitative Approach for Producing Superior Returns and Controlling Risk
  4. David Swensen's Pioneering Portfolio Management: An Unconventional Approach to Institutional Investment
  5. Mebane T. Faber's Global Asset Allocation: A Survey of the World's Top Asset Allocation Strategies

XI. Trading and Market Microstructure

  1. Larry Harris's Trading and Exchanges: Market Microstructure for Practitioners
  2. Andrei Shleifer's Inefficient Markets: An Introduction to Behavioral Finance
  3. Edwin Lefevre's Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
  4. Michael Lewis's Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
  5. Robert Carver's Systematic Trading: A Unique New Method for Designing Trading and Investing Systems

XII. Risk Management and Derivatives

  1. John C. Hull's Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives
  2. Aaron M. Sosnick's Risk Management: Foundations for a Changing Financial World
  3. Peter L. Bernstein's Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk
  4. Howard Marks's The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor
  5. Riccardo Rebonato's Plight of the Fortune Tellers: Why We Need to Manage Financial Risk Differently

XIII. Behavioral Finance and Investor Psychology

  1. Richard H. Thaler's Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics
  2. Robert J. Shiller's Irrational Exuberance
  3. Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow
  4. Hersh Shefrin's Beyond Greed and Fear: Understanding Behavioral Finance and the Psychology of Investing
  5. Charles D. Ellis's The Investor's Paradox: The Power of Simplicity in a World of Overwhelming Choice

XIV. Ethics, Corporate Governance, and ESG Investing

  1. R. Edward Freeman's Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach
  2. Lynn S. Paine's Value Shift: Why Companies Must Merge Social and Financial Imperatives to Achieve Superior Performance
  3. Robert A.G. Monks and Nell Minow's Corporate Governance
  4. Alex Edmans's Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit
  5. Cary Krosinsky and Nick Robins's Sustainable Investing: The Art of Long-Term Performance

These additional sections should help fill any gaps in knowledge related to finance, skills, trading, and other aspects relevant to running an activist fund or thinking like an investor. As you read through these resources, remember to apply the concepts and techniques to real-world scenarios to enhance your understanding and decision-making abilities. Good luck with your impact-driven

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