The learning content that we provide at the Academy is accessible through a selection of outstanding contributions via books, interviews and YouTube-Videos. The spectrum of authors ranges from the investor legend from Omaha to a Nobel Prize-winning psychologist and a poker player with a penchant for decision theory. Have fun and enjoy the insights!

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What it Takes
Stephen Schwarzmann

Stephen Schwarzman describes his history and experiences in building Blackstone and beyond. In addition to many anecdotes, learnings can be derived from the challenges, successes and mistakes described. 

Setting the Table
Danny Meyer

While 75% of new restaurant start-ups fail, Danny Meyer has created a restaurant empire that now operates as Union Square Hospitality Group. In this book he reveals his convictions and secrets of success. 

The Outsiders
William M- Thorndike

Es werden 8 unkonventionelle CEO’s und ihre Strategien vorgestellt. Alle zeichnet aus, dass sie exzellente Kapitalallokatoren waren und langfristig herausragende Wertsteigerungen ihrer Unternehmen realisieren konnten.  

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
Alice Schroeder

In this biography of the "Oracle of Omaha" Alice Schröder traces the life of Warren Buffet. In countless hours together, he provided deep insights into his work, his way of thinking, his struggles. His successes and failures are also comprehensively portrayed. 

A Man for all Markets
Ed Thorpe

The incredible but true story of a math professor who counted the cards and taught the world how to beat the "dealer" in Las Vegas in Blackjack and Roulette. Ed Thorpe was also one of the first investors in the Buffett Partnership. 

Mark Zuckerberg & Yuval Noah Harari im Gespräch.
Mark Zuckerberg & Yuval Noah Harari

As part of the Facebook CEO's public discussion series on the future of technology in society in 2019, Mark Zuckerberg invites the Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari to exchange ideas on the major challenges of the future. 

The Tim Ferris Show
Tim Ferris

One of the currently most listened to business podcasts with many important interview guests such as Marc Andreessen, Rick Rubin or Howard Marks

Naval Podcast
Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant is one of the masterminds in Silicon Valley and has revolutionized the funding of start-ups with his platform Angelist. His podcast presents many important economic issues and business concepts (general and venture capital related). 

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish
Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish interview ein sehr breites Spektrum an unterschiedlichsten Gesprächspartnern. Es werden mentale Modelle und Erfolgsstrategien behandelt. Spannend sind u.a. die Gespräche mit Howard Marx (Nr. 53), Patrick Collison (Nr. 32) und Annie Duke (Nr. 37).  

The big short
Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis tells the story of the financial crisis of 2008 and explains how the collapse of the real estate market in the USA is the starting point for many other crises. Many financial products are also explained in an entertaining way. 

Wie große Führungspersönlichkeiten zum Handeln inspirieren
Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspiring leaders that starts with a golden circle and the question "Why? This 18-minute talk has now been viewed over 46 million times. 

How The Economic Machine Works - YouTube
Ray Dalio:

Brilliant summary of economic connections in 30 minutes by billionaire and hedge fund manager Ray Dalio

Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling shows through objective data and evaluations that the world is in a much better state than the constant news about wars and natural disasters would suggest. He derives recommendations for action from such a world view based on facts in order to arrive at better decision-making processes.

AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order
Kai-Fu Lee

The ex-Google China CEO and start-up investor Kai-Fu Lee is considered one of the world's most renowned experts in artificial intelligence. He describes the effects of the current technological revolution from a Chinese-American perspective.

OMR Podcast
Philipp Westermeyer

Philipp Westermeyer speaks in the OMR Podcast about digital marketing with a wide variety of discussion partners from the start-up environment and other business and cultural life.


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