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The Book
Carlota Perez draws upon Schumpeter's theories of the clustering of innovations to explain why each technological revolution gives rise to a paradigm shift and a "New Economy" and how these "opportunity explosions", focused on specific industries, also lead to the recurrence of financial bubbles and crises. These findings are illustrated with examples from the past two centuries: the industrial revolution, the age of steam and railways, the age of steel and electricity, the emergence of mass production and automobiles, and the current information revolution/knowledge society.
About
The Book
Carlota Perez draws upon Schumpeter's theories of the clustering of innovations to explain why each technological revolution gives rise to a paradigm shift and a "New Economy" and how these "opportunity explosions", focused on specific industries, also lead to the recurrence of financial bubbles and crises. These findings are illustrated with examples from the past two centuries: the industrial revolution, the age of steam and railways, the age of steel and electricity, the emergence of mass production and automobiles, and the current information revolution/knowledge society.
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What Marc Andreessen says

Best historical examination of how important new technologies impact the economy, and one of two books that have best predicted the evolution of the US economy the last 6 years.

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The Book
Humorous and entertaining, this book exposes the folly and hypocrisy of Wall Street. Full of wise contrarian advice and offering a true look at the world of investing, in which brokers get rich while their customers go broke, this book continues to open the eyes of investors to the reality of Wall Street.
About
The Book
Humorous and entertaining, this book exposes the folly and hypocrisy of Wall Street. Full of wise contrarian advice and offering a true look at the world of investing, in which brokers get rich while their customers go broke, this book continues to open the eyes of investors to the reality of Wall Street.
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What Warren Buffett says

If you haven’t read Schwed’s book, buy a copy. Its wisdom and humor are truly priceless. This book was first published in 1940 and is the funniest book  ever written about investing. It lightly delivers many truly important messages on the subject.

The Great Deformation

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The Book
The Great Deformation is a searing look at Washington’s craven response to the recent myriad of financial crises and fiscal cliffs. It counters conventional wisdom with an eighty-year revisionist history of how the American state—especially the Federal Reserve—has fallen prey to the politics of crony capitalism and the ideologies of fiscal stimulus, monetary central planning, and financial bailouts and bond markets. The Great Deformation explains how we got here and why these warped, crony capitalist policies are an epochal threat to free market prosperity and American political democracy.

The Great Deformation

by David A. Stockman
About
The Book
The Great Deformation is a searing look at Washington’s craven response to the recent myriad of financial crises and fiscal cliffs. It counters conventional wisdom with an eighty-year revisionist history of how the American state—especially the Federal Reserve—has fallen prey to the politics of crony capitalism and the ideologies of fiscal stimulus, monetary central planning, and financial bailouts and bond markets. The Great Deformation explains how we got here and why these warped, crony capitalist policies are an epochal threat to free market prosperity and American political democracy.
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What Sheila Bair says

The most overlooked book I’ve read. Critics try to marginalize him, but a lot of people are thinking what he has the courage to say. If you want to understand why income inequality is worsening and why boom/bust cycles are getting more and more severe, read his book.

Boomerang

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The Book
The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Michael Lewis travels to Germany, Greece, Ireland, Iceland and California to investigate the credit bubble in a brilliantly, sadly hilarious narrative.

Boomerang

by Michael Lewis
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The Book
The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Michael Lewis travels to Germany, Greece, Ireland, Iceland and California to investigate the credit bubble in a brilliantly, sadly hilarious narrative.
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What Chris Dixon says

This is the best book you can read to understand the global credit crisis. It’s a short book – just 5 chapters covering Iceland, Ireland, Germany, Greece, and California. What’s particularly fascinating is how each place had a wildly different reaction to the credit glut.

The Ascent of Money

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The Book
Niall Ferguson's, The Ascent of Money, is an informative account of money. From debt and credit, which were indispensable even at the time of ancient Mesopotamia, to the French Revolution and its links to world financial history, to the Great Depression and the stock markets of our century, he details how money shaped the history of the world.

The Ascent of Money

by Niall Ferguson
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The Book
Niall Ferguson's, The Ascent of Money, is an informative account of money. From debt and credit, which were indispensable even at the time of ancient Mesopotamia, to the French Revolution and its links to world financial history, to the Great Depression and the stock markets of our century, he details how money shaped the history of the world.
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What Muhtar Kent says

I love books on economic observations. This is one of the best.

Stress Test

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The Book
In a candid, riveting, and historically illuminating memoir, Geithner takes readers behind the scenes of the 2008 crisis, explaining the hard choices and politically unpalatable decisions he made to repair a broken financial system and prevent the collapse of the Main Street economy. In this revealing memoir, Tim Geithner explains how America withstood the ultimate stress test of its political and financial systems.

Stress Test

by Timothy F. Geithner
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The Book
In a candid, riveting, and historically illuminating memoir, Geithner takes readers behind the scenes of the 2008 crisis, explaining the hard choices and politically unpalatable decisions he made to repair a broken financial system and prevent the collapse of the Main Street economy. In this revealing memoir, Tim Geithner explains how America withstood the ultimate stress test of its political and financial systems.
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What Dominic Barton says

…relives the Great Recession with what I found to be an enlightening journey through the key episodes, heated debates and winning arguments behind the sweeping U.S. financial reforms that resulted from the financial crisis.

The Outsiders

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The Book
In The Outsiders, you’ll learn the traits and methods that helped eight unique leaders achieve exceptional performance. Drawing on years of research and experience, Thorndike tells eye-opening stories, extracting lessons and revealing a compelling alternative model for anyone interested in leading a company or investing in one —and reaping extraordinary returns.

The Outsiders

by William N. Thorndike
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The Book
In The Outsiders, you’ll learn the traits and methods that helped eight unique leaders achieve exceptional performance. Drawing on years of research and experience, Thorndike tells eye-opening stories, extracting lessons and revealing a compelling alternative model for anyone interested in leading a company or investing in one —and reaping extraordinary returns.
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What Mark Fields says

These CEOs thought very differently and took a bit of a contrarian view about how to create value in their companies. Each looked at their business from the outside in, took their time to develop a clear point of view and stuck with it, which ultimately created a lot of value for shareholders and everyone associated with their companies.

The Shifts and the Shocks

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The Book
The most persuasive and complete account yet of the 2007-10 crisis and the lessons it holds for us. It matches impressive analysis with no-holds-barred criticism and persuasive prescription for a more stable future. A book no one with an interest in global affairs will want to neglect.

The Shifts and the Shocks

by Martin Wolf
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The Book
The most persuasive and complete account yet of the 2007-10 crisis and the lessons it holds for us. It matches impressive analysis with no-holds-barred criticism and persuasive prescription for a more stable future. A book no one with an interest in global affairs will want to neglect.
What Mervyn King says

The best all-round account of the global financial crisis and what we should do to reduce the chances of a repetition.

What Anat Admati says

Wolf offers an insightful and brutal analysis of the broad political and economic forces that have shaped the global economy in recent years, particularly in Europe.

What Glenn Hubbard says

Wolf’s book sets the crisis in the context of structural problems that set the stage for the crisis, many of which have not been mitigated (indeed some amplified) by policy hyperactivity in the wake of the crisis. While not all of the diagnoses and future policy suggestions ring true, this book will stand the test of time as an introduction to the complexity of problems that presaged the crisis.