Saturday, September 1, 2012

Top 25 Business & Finance Books

Top 25 Business & Finance Books

Global Finance is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special Spring/Summer 2012 issue.
Inside the magazine there is a list of 25 most influential business & finance books for over 25 years:

1.      Too Big to Fail: Inside the Battle to Save Wall Street, by Andrew Ross Sorkin

2.      Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World, by Michael Lewis

3.      The Great Crash: 1929. By John Kenneth Galbraith (edited by James Galbraith)

4.      The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, by Michael Lewis

5.      The Subprime Solution: How today’s Financial Crisis Happened, What to do about it, by Robert Shiller.

6.      The Warren Buffet Way, by Robert Hagstrom

7.      The World is flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Friedman

8.      Anatomy of the Bear: Lessons from Wall Street’s Four Great Bottoms, by Russell Napier

9.      When Money Dies: The Nightmare of the Weimar Collapse, by Adam Fergusson.

10.  Civilization: The Six Killer Apps of Western Power, by Niall Ferguson.

11.  The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, by Malcolm Gladwell.

12.  The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail, by Clayton Christensen

13.  The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century, by Paul Krugman

14.  End This Depression Now! by Paul Krugman

15.  Freefall: America, Free Markets and the Sinking  of the World economy, by Joseph Stiglitz

16.  Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy, by Raghuram Rajan.

17.  The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves, by Matt Ridley.

18.  The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World, by David Kirkpatrick.

19.  Doing Business with China: Avoiding the Pitfalls, by Stewart Hamilton and Jinxuan Zhang,

20.  Breakout Nations: In Search of the Next Economic Miracle, by Ruchir Sharma.

21.  Greece’s ‘Odious’ Debt: the Looting of the Hellenic Republic by the Euro, the Political Elite and the Investment Community, by Jason Manolopoulos.

22.  Extreme Money: Mater of the Universe and the Cult of Risk, by Satyajit Das.

23.  The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World, by Daniel Yergin.

24.  Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson.

25.  The Ascent of Money: A financial History of the World and Civilization, by Niall Ferguson

I would be interested to read The Warren Buffer Way if I could only choose one book. How about you?

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  1. With books from both Stiglitz and Krugman, no wonder we are in a mess. I would put Murray Rothbard on top of my list.

  2. Happy 25th Anniversary! The team must be really having a good teamwork. You already have reached that year and that's already impressive. Thanks for sharing those influential business & finance books.


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