Click on a book image to go directly to Amazon for more information or to purchase. I own and have read all the books below … and many more on the subject of cycles.
|Climate – The Key to Understanding Business by Dr. Michael Zahorchak (1983)
|This is the book that drove me to start this website. Dr. Raymond Wheeler, along with 200 employees, spent most of his life plotting the weather back through 20 centuries (Zahorchak brings his work to life). Dr. Wheeler determined that we experience cycles of 100, 500, and 1000 years. This makes predicting weather into future a relatively simple matter. For example, today’s warming of the earth was predicted as far back as the 1950s. It’s been much warmer hundreds of years ago than it is today, without the effects of CO2. So hang onto your hats, because this is the book that is the basis for my belief that man-made warming is a pile of well … you pick. Another set of cycles that parallel all the rest.
|Cycles: The Science of Prediction by Edward R. Dewey and Edwin F. Dakin (2011)
|President Herbert Hoover tasked Edward Dewey with finding out the cause of market crashes after the Great Depression of 1929 and onwards. He spent the balance of his life carrying out extensive studies of cyclicity in economic, geological, biological, sociology, physical sciences and other disciplines. This is one of two books I have on Dewey’s work. There are pages of his findings online, as well. He was one of the founders of The Foundation for the Study of Cycles (1941).
|The Elliott Wave Principle: Key to Market Behavior by A.J. Frost and Robert Prechter (2005)
|Ralph Nelson Elliott (1871-1948) spent much of the 1930s studying the way the markets moved. I often wonder what would have happened had Dewey, Elliott, and Wheeler spent some time together. Their theories all intertwine and for the most part, the cycles they discovered run in parallel. Elliott waves are how the market moves. They are heavily based in Fibonacci numbers, which run all through nature and into the cosmos. When the market are running in a trend, they’re highly predicable and measurable. This book can get technical, but if you’ve been in the markets for a year or two, this will make it all come together for you.
|The Five Stages of Collapse: Surviver’s Toolkit by Dmitry Orlov (2013)
|Mr. Orlov hosts an extremely popular blog, Club Orlov, that’s kept up to date with his latest thoughts on the slow collapse of our society as we currently know it. This book is very topical in that it explores our current political impotence, looming resource depletion, and catastrophic climate change. He argues that it is during periods of disruption and extreme uncertainty that broad cultural change becomes possible, which fits with the work of Dr. Raymond Wheeler and the Elliott Wave Principle. He’s extremely optimistic for painting such a bleak forecast of the future. He offers a game plan for the future and a good dose of hope.