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December 6, 2007

News & Opinion: Bloomberg suggests business books for gifts

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 11:32 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

We've been in Chicago for the past two days for our second annual Author Pow-wow. I'll write more on that soon. There's much to share. As for the blog, Rebecca had it right the other day. It has been a bit quiet as we have all been so preoccupied and mentally exhausted from two days of conversation. Speed will pick up again soon, I promise. Today's post is a recommendation from Bloomberg.com. James Pressley outlined a handful of financial books (they're all the rage) to give as holiday presents. A few of the books:
  1. The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan
  2. The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  3. A Demon of Our Own Design by Richard Bookstaber
  4. The Last Tycoons by William D. Cohan *his favorite pick of the year and the winner of the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs book award.
  5. Blue Blood & Mutiny by Patricia Beard
  6. Zoom by Iain Carson and Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran
  7. Boeing Versus Airbus by John Newhouse
The full list and descriptions are here.

About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.