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FT business books of the month: August edition
July 30, 2109 | | Financial Times | by Isabel Berwick, Emma Jacobs, Jonathan Moules, Andrew Hill.
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july 2019 by jerryking
Goldman Sachs | Careers Blog - 2017 Back-to-School Reading List
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
With three children under four coupled with a career in investment banking, I find it challenging to find time for reading books. But, I also struggle to find good books to read to my children, especially books for my daughters that aren’t about princesses and living happily ever after. I received “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls” from a good friend who also has two daughters. Comprising a few hundred short stories depicting strong female leaders from recent history, the book provides great female role models for my daughters that aren’t princesses.
The Three-Body Problem, by Liu Cixin
I’ve been a science fiction fan my entire life but had never read any Chinese works until this book. The plot is super-ambitious; since I don’t want to spoil anything I’ll just say it starts off with a wave of scientist suicides in the wake of experimental particle physics results that suggest science is broken.
Network Thinking: Beyond Brockhaus Thinking, by Ulrich Weinberg
An unusual roadshow to the most innovative locations and people around the world. Where network thinking drives actions. The book leads behind the scenes of large corporations that are leaving the analog 20th century “Brockhaus Thinking” mode, but also to small companies that never practiced it. It shows how a network thinking approach can make corporates and individuals extremely successful.
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march 2019 by jerryking
5 books worth reading this summer
May 21, 2018 | | LinkedIn| Bill Gates

Leonardo da Vinci, by Walter Isaacson. I think Leonardo was one of the most fascinating people ever. Although today he’s best known as a painter, Leonardo had an absurdly wide range of interests, from human anatomy to the theater...... A worthy follow-up to Isaacson’s great biographies of Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs.

Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved, by Kate Bowler.

Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders. I thought I knew everything I needed to know about Abraham Lincoln, but this novel made me rethink parts of his life. It blends historical facts from the Civil War with fantastical elements—it’s basically a long conversation among 166 ghosts, including Lincoln’s deceased son.

Origin Story: A Big History of Everything, by David Christian.

Factfulness, by Hans Rosling, with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund.
billgates  books  booklists  Abraham_Lincoln  biographies  cancers  facts  Hans_Rosling  Leonardo_da_Vinci  origin_story  polymaths  summertime  Walter_Isaacson  Geoge_Saunders 
may 2018 by jerryking
Business Book of the Year 2017 — the longlist
AUGUST 13, 2017 by: Andrew Hill.

One question for the judges is how durable they think the authors’ analyses of 2017’s shifting technological landscape will prove to be. The jury is expected to give preference to those books “whose insights and influence are most likely to stand the test of time”.

* Tom Friedman, whose bestseller on globalisation was the first Business Book of the Year in 2005. Thank You For Being Late, his latest, extends the thesis, linking personal stories to an analysis of the state of business, innovation, economics and world politics.
* Satya Nadella’s Hit Refresh (written with Greg Shaw and Jill Tracie Nichols) is an upbeat, first-hand account of his effort to devise a successful second act for Microsoft — almost unprecedented in the world of big technology — after the software company missed the mobile revolution.
* Brian Merchant’s The One Device dives deep into the making of Apple’s iPhone, on its 10th anniversary.
* Brad Stone’s The Upstarts, about Airbnb and Uber, narrowly missed this year’s longlist.
* Wild Ride, Adam Lashinsky’s lively analysis of Uber’s rise.
* Self-driving cars — one of the technologies being explored by Uber — feature in Vivek Wadhwa’s The Driver in the Driverless Car (written with Alex Salkever).
* Ellen Pao’s Reset (out next month) tackles the red-hot topic of diversity in Silicon Valley — or lack of it — recounting her experience as venture capitalist and chief executive of Reddit, the social platform.
* Jonathan Taplin’s Move Fast and Break Things, which examines the “monopoly platforms” built by Facebook, Google, Amazon and others and how they have “cornered culture”.
* Near-misses for the longlist included: Franklin Foer’s soon to be published critique of the tech sector World Without Mind; Machine, Platform, Crowd (the latest from 2014 shortlisted authors Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee); and The Fuzzy and the Techie by Scott Hartley. Mr Hartley’s book on the relevance of the liberal arts in a tech-led world was born from a proposal that made the final of last year’s Bracken Bower Prize for budding younger authors.
* The Wisdom of Finance by Mihir Desai, which uses literature, history, movies and philosophy to shed light on dry financial theories.
* A Man for All Markets, by Edward Thorp, a mathematician who applied his skills, from Las Vegas to Wall Street, from the blackjack tables to the world of hedge funds.
* Andrew Lo’s Adaptive Markets, a critique of the “efficient markets hypothesis”
* Sheelah Kolhatkar’s Black Edgedescribes how Steven Cohen’s former hedge fund, SAC Capital, built its Wall Street dominance before facing insider trading charges.
* David Enrich’s The Spider Network offers a comprehensive account of the Libor rate-rigging scandal.
* Janesville, by journalist Amy Goldstein, which explores the deeper social — and political — impact of business decisions on ordinary working people. She digs into what happened to people in a small Wisconsin city when General Motors stopped producing cars, overturning the residents’ lives.
* With the exception of Nadella’s Hit Refresh, books about management and leadership fared poorly this year, though Fast/Forward by Julian Birkinshaw and Jonas Ridderstrale, and Freek Vermeulen’s forthcoming Breaking Bad Habits, about what happens when best practice goes bad, came close.
* Economics for the Common Good, by French winner of the Nobel economics prize Jean Tirole, due out in October in English. It makes the case for economics as a positive force on the everyday existence of people and businesses.
* Stephen King’s Grave New World underlines that globalisation is under unprecedented threat.
* Kate Raworth, in Doughnut Economics, makes the case for a new economic model that pays more attention to human and environmental pressures.
* Walter Scheidel’s The Great Leveler, is a sobering history of inequality. Scheidel emphasizes the unavoidable importance of violent events — from plague to revolution — in redressing the economic balance. “All of us who prize greater economic equality would do well to remember that with the rarest of exceptions, it was only ever brought forth in sorrow,” he warns in his conclusion. “Be careful what you wish for.”
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august 2017 by jerryking
Get Ready to Carve Out 89 Hours for President Obama’s Essential Reads | WIRED
obama  books  booklists  reading  James_Baldwin 
february 2017 by jerryking
A Reading List of Tell-Alls, Strategic Plans and Cautionary Tales in Finance - The New York Times
JULY 4, 2016 | DEALBOOK | Andrew Ross Sorkin

(1) “Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley,” by a former Facebook executive, Antonio García Martinez.
(2) “The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse” by Mohamed A. El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz and chairman of President Obama’s Global Development Council.
(3) “Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business” Rana Foroohar
(4) “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World” Adam Grant
(5) Bloodsport: When Ruthless Dealmakers, Shrewd Ideologues, and Brawling Lawyers Toppled the Corporate Establishment” by Robert Teitelman,
(6) “Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism,” by Jeff Gramm, owner and manager of the Bandera Partners hedge fund and an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School.
(7) “Brazillionaires: Wealth, Power, Decadence, and Hope in an American Country” by the journalist Alex Cuadros.
(8) a biography of Alan Greenspan titled, “The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan.” It is by the journalist Sebastian Mallaby, an adroit writer who also published a brilliant book on hedge funds several years ago, called “More Money than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite.”
(9) “To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History” by Lawrence Levy, the former chief financial officer of Pixar.
Rana_Foroohar  books  booklists  summertime  Andrew_Sorkin  Pixar  Mohamed_El-Erian  hedge_funds  central_banks  finance  dealmakers  Silicon_Valley  Brazil  biographies  Adam_Grant  cautionary_tales 
july 2016 by jerryking
Summer Reads, Courtesy of JPMorgan -
By SYDNEY EMBER JUNE 6, 2014 11:32

the complete 2014 JPMorgan reading list:

“Things a Little Bird Told Me,” by Biz Stone
“The Second Machine Age,” by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee
“The Metropolitan Revolution,” by Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley
“Talk Like TED,” by Carmine Gallo
“Thrive,” by Arianna Huffington -- "When she went around promoting it, "I found that this [sleep] is the one thing people wanted to talk to me about more than anything else in the book." A convert to the value of sleep by Simon Kuper, FT, 10 December/11 December 2016.
“Art & Place,” by the editors of Phaidon
“The Billionaire and the Mechanic,” by Julian Guthrie
“An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth,” by Chris Hadfield
“Olives, Lemons & Za’atar,” by Rawia Bishara
“The Future of the Mind,” by Michio Kaku
summertime  reading  booklists  books  Arianna_Huffington  Andrew_McAfee  Erik_Brynjolfsson  JPMorgan_Chase 
june 2014 by jerryking
Alan Furst: By the Book
MAY 29, 2014 | - | Alan Furst.

The author of “Mission to Paris” and, most recently, “Midnight in Europe” is a great fan of John le Carré’s Karla trilogy. “George Smiley is the all-time harassed bureaucrat of spy fiction.”
fiction  booklists  espionage  security_&_intelligence  novels  John_le_Carré 
june 2014 by jerryking
The Essential Wall St. Summer Reading List -
July 1, 2013, 6:09 pm 86 Comments
The Essential Wall St. Summer Reading List
booklists  Wall_Street  summertime  Andrew_Sorkin 
july 2013 by jerryking
10 Best Books of 2012 -
By Hilary Mantel.
By Chris Ware.
Pantheon Books, $50.
By Dave Eggers.
By Zadie Smith.
By Kevin Powers.

Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.
By Andrew Solomon.
The Years of Lyndon Johnson.
By Robert A. Caro.
The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy.
By David Nasaw
An Existential Detective Story.
By Jim Holt.
Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity.
By Katherine Boo.
books  booklists  best_of  historical_fiction 
december 2012 by jerryking
Stocking stuffers
In Antifragility: Things That Gain from Disorder ($33, Random House). Nassim Nicholas Taleb examines catastrophe resistant structures with his characteristic Chutzpah. rolling his eyes at academics and risk managers alike. He can; pest-Black Swan, his career isn't fragile.

Edward N. Luttwak is both a military historian and a field operative who's worked for the US. government. so it's no surprise that The Rise of China vs. the Logic of Strategy ($26, Belknap) is both / thorough and concise. Any serious Study of foreign policy issues in Asia should start here.

Paper Promises: Money, Debt, and the New World Order ($18, Penguin) didn't get the coverage that other financial crisis tomes did. so the
paperback release of imbalances that could this masterful survey ‘5* by The Economist's E Buttonwood columnist.
Nassim_Taleb  book_reviews  booklists  books  antifragility  catastrophes  imbalances 
december 2012 by jerryking
The Globe’s top 29 picks for international fiction of 2012 - The Globe and Mail

By Kathryn Harrison,

Random House

It’s Jan. 1, 1917, and Rasputin’s frozen body has just been fished out of the Neva River. His daughter Masha, 18, came to St. Petersburg after her father mesmerized the Russian court. But without Rasputin, there’s no one to care for Russia’s crown prince. So Masha inherits the job. A beautifully sculpted novel. -- Jerome Charyn

By Zadie Smith,

Hamish Hamilton Canada

Set mostly in working-class housing in London, NW is full of voices from everywhere: Ghanaians, Jamaicans, Rastas, ginger-haired Irish, litigators, junkies, students, parents and grown children. Smith’s democratizing omniscient narrator slips from one consciousness to the next, giving everyone his or her say. -- Lisa Moore
booklists  fiction  books  gift_ideas  Rastafarians 
november 2012 by jerryking
Where Business Thinkers Learn Their Lessons -

Where Business Thinkers Learn Their Lessons
book_reviews  booklists  books  Warren_Bennis  Michael_Lewis  Roger_Martin  Melissa_Korn 
january 2012 by jerryking
RLF Booklist for 2011
Society for Information Management
december 2010 by jerryking
Foreign Policy's Second Annual List of the 100 Top Global Thinkers | Foreign Policy
DECEMBER 2010 | The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers. Foreign Policy
presents a unique portrait of 2010's global marketplace of ideas and
the thinkers who make them.
thought_leadership  best_of  lists  globalization  foreign_policy  booklists  policymakers  policymaking 
december 2010 by jerryking
Tour | LibraryThing
LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for
book lovers. LibraryThing helps you create a library-quality catalog of
books: books you own, books you've read, books you'd like to read,
books you've lent out ... whatever grouping you'd like.
Since everyone catalogs online, they also catalog together. You can
contribute tags, ratings and reviews for a book, and Common Knowledge
(facts about a book or author, like character names and awards), as well
as participate in member forums or join the Early Reviewers program.
Everyone gets the benefit of everyone else's work. LibraryThing connects
people based on the books they share. Our community does not buy, lend
or sell books online.
personal_libraries  books  booklists 
august 2010 by jerryking
Five Best: Alan Furst on Spy Novels -
JUNE 13, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | These spy tales are
unsurpassed, says novelist Alan Furst: 1 Our Man in Havana By Graham
Greene Viking, 1958; 2 The Miernik Dossier By Charles McCarry Saturday
Review Press, 1973; 3 The Levanter By Eric Ambler Atheneum, 1972; 4 The
Honourable Schoolboy By John le Carré Knopf, 1977; 5 Moura By Nina
Berberova New York Review Books, 2005
fiction  booklists  espionage  security_&_intelligence  novels  John_le_Carré 
july 2010 by jerryking
Five Best
JULY 26, 2008 | Wall Street Journal | Former MI5 director-general Stella Rimington on books about spies in Britain
booklists  espionage  United_Kingdom  MI5  security_&_intelligence  spymasters 
july 2010 by jerryking
The Indispensible Ideas of 2009 - Harvard Business Review
2009 was a year of unprecedented change. The global economic
crisis caused us to reevaluate every aspect of business, from strategy
to innovation to managing resources. Throughout all of this, Harvard
Business Press remained a trusted source for the best ideas and advice
on weathering tough economic times.
booklists  business  HBR  indispensable  books 
february 2010 by jerryking
What I'm Reading - Adam Smith, Esq.
July, 2009 | Adam Smith | blog post by Bruce MacEwen. Update to previous lists.
reading  booklists  Bruce_MacEwen 
august 2009 by jerryking
Worth Mulling: A Late-Summer Reading List
economics  booklists 
august 2009 by jerryking / UK - Books that lead to success
December 8, 2007 | Financial Times | By Pamela Ryckman
booklists  inspiration  books 
may 2009 by jerryking
The 100 Best Business Books of All Time: More on The 100 Best Archives
May. 14, 2009 | The Globe & Mail | by Harvey Schachter.
Reviews "The 100 Best Business Books Of All Time", by Jack Covert and
Todd Sattersten, Portfolio, 33 pages, $28.50. Selection criteria start
with the quality of the idea. Is there something new? Does the idea
support or contradict what we intrinsically know about business? The
second factor was the applicability of the idea for someone in business
booklists  business  book_reviews  Harvey_Schachter  best_of  books  Joseph_Pine  James_Gilmore  experience_economy 
may 2009 by jerryking
Picking Good Classic Books to Read -
MAY 22, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | By CYNTHIA CROSSEN
booklists  books 
may 2009 by jerryking
Lists of Great Books from Flashlight Worthy
Handpicked book recommendations on dozens of topics.
book_reviews  books  reading  booklists 
may 2009 by jerryking
Creating a Bookshelf of Valuable Resources
Spring 2007. | Nieman Reports. Cambridge: Vol. 61, Iss. 1; pg. 100, 2 pgs |Anonymous.
disease  influenza  root_cause  booklists 
april 2009 by jerryking
Paul Kedrosky: Holiday Books on Finance and Entrepreneurship
Dec. 12, 2006 blog post by Paul Kedrosky identifying books on finance and entrepreneurship worth reading.
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april 2009 by jerryking
Best Books of 2008 -
Compilation of books published in 2008 that the WSJ considered noteworthy.
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january 2009 by jerryking

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