Those who can’t do, read.
Since I haven’t managed either entrepreneurial success or investing greatness, I read a lot.
I’m naturally attracted to biographies. It seems that both the great entrepreneurs and great investors have the following life event in common - abject failure. Hitting bottom. Then building themselves up from where they started.
There are plenty of book recommendations about great entrepreneurs and how they build their empires. There aren’t too many recommendations on the stories of how the best investors taught themselves the art and science of investing. Even books written by the greats like Templeton and Peter Lynch focus on their investing methods, not how they learnt their lessons. Warren Buffett is an exception. If you’re interested in his life I recommend “Snowball” by Alice Schroeder UK US.
Here’s my list of great investor life stories. Since it is the financial sector, I’ve graded the books in order of ascending testosterone levels, so you can pick your poison.