Rebecca pointed us all to Amazon's Best Books of 2007 last month, and in light of all the other lists coming out lately, I thought it'd be a good idea to revisit that list and highlight the business titles on it. There were three business categories--Business, Business Narratives, and Finance & Investing. So without further ado, the choice of Amazon's editors were.
While this blog rarely covers personal finance books, I think that any time Jack Bogle puts pen to paper folks should take notice. His new book, The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, is another dose of refreshing common sense from the guy who created index funds as we know them today. Not to spoil anything, but there’s simply no great secrets revealed in this book.
The Wall Street Journal Sunday had an article by Erin Schutle called "Getting Down to Business This Summer". The article profiled an number of books to help investors improve their portfolios and give them something to read on the beach this summer. Here is what they suggested:
Beating the Business Cycle by Lakshman Achuthan and Anirvan Banerji The Right Stock at the Right Time: Prospering in the Coming Good Years by Larry Williams Bull!
Rodent Regetta reports that Charles Munger and Warren Buffett recommended two books at the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting. The first is Deep Simplicity by John Gribbin (Allen Lane, 2004). It is currently only available in the UK.
This is one of those items that has been sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks. A few weeks ago, the topic of the Journal Report in the WSJ was How to Save for College. Don Taylor, an associate professor at The American College, put together a list of books and documents "for helping parents plan for the high cost of higher education.