The Books I Have On Data Analysis: Financial, Decision and Predictive

For about 2 years now I have been acquiring books on data analysis. And today I will be sharing with you the list of books I have on Data analysis: they span financial analysis, decision analysis and predictive analysis.

Mining the Social Web: Data Mining Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, GitHub, and More by Matthew A. Russell

Predictive Analytics: Microsoft Excel by Conrad Carlberg

Applied Predictive Modeling by Max Kuhn, Kjell Johnson

Data Science for Business: What you need to know about data mining and data-analytic thinking by Foster Provost, Tom Fawcett

Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight by John W. Foreman

Predictive Analytics For Dummies by Anasse Bari, Mohamed Chaouchi, Tommy Jung

Decision Analytics: Microsoft Excel by Conrad Carlberg


Statistical Analysis: Microsoft Excel 2010 by Conrad Carlberg

R for Everyone: Advanced Analytics and Graphics (Addison-Wesley Data & Analytics Series) by Jared P. Lander

The Valuation of Financial Companies: Tools and Techniques to Measure the Value of Banks, Insurance Companies and Other Financial Institutions (The Wiley Finance Series) by Mario Massari, Gianfranco Gianfrate, Laura Zanetti

Financial Modeling by Simon Benninga

Security Analysis: The Classic 1940 Edition: The Classic 1940 Edition by Benjamin Graham, David Dodd

I am not done reading them all but they are the books that have helped shaped my perspective on data analysis and given me some of the hard skills I have.

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  1. Good morning Michael. Hope you're having a fantastic weekend. Please I'd like to know how you got your Financial Modeling by Simon Beninnga. I tried ordering it on Amazon and they don't ship it to Nigeria and I don't know anywhere else to find it. I really need it as I've been trying to learn financial modeling and I've read it's a very good resource.

    1. Hi Amaka,

      I got mine via Amazon. But I bought the Kindle version. I am surprised Amazon didn't allow you to ship to Nigeria.

      I'll check to see if there's any way around that.



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