May 8, 2006
News & Opinion: WSJ's Five Best Rolls On
I continue to enjoy the Five Best feature in the Weekend Edition of the Wall Street Journal. A few weeks ago, they talked to their resident columnist Jonathan Clements about personal investing titles. He recommends the following:
- Money Masters of Our Time by John Train (HarperCollins, 2000)
- Capital Ideas by Peter Bernstein (Free Press, 1991)
- Winning the Loser's Game by Charles Ellis (McGraw-Hill, 2002)
- The Four Pillars Of Investing by William Bernstein (McGraw-Hill, 2002)
- Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Thomson Texere, 2004)
Read Clements' commentary on each of the books at the WSJ site.
Stanley Bing provided his Five Best on Saturday. He recommended Art of War, The Prince, The Godfather, Emily Post's The Etiquette Advantage in Business, and The Cat In The Hat. In this case, it is all about the commentary. Bing looks at the Dr. Suess tale as "a clever evocation of what happens to a corporation when a management consultant is hired by absent, clueless senior management to evaluate its organizational structure and to effect change." As I said, I suggest the commentary.
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.