June 01, 2010
What I’m Reading – Business and Finance
Over the past few months there have been a number of books released reviewing, analyzing, and discussing the past two years of economic and governmental change. Here are some of the best of those.
On the Financial Crisis:
How We Got through it:
Two well researched books using first-hand accounts of the 2008 crisis as it unfolded. They both read like fast-paced, exciting novels – except everything here is both real and accurate.
- “Too Big to Fail” by Andrew Ross Sorkin
- “On the Brink” by Ex-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson
How We Get out of it:
- “The Road from Ruin” by Matthew Bishop and Michael Green – a thoughtful set of ideas of how to get out of our financial peril
- “Too Big to Save” by Robert Pozen, another HBS colleague – a scholarly approach to prevent future crises
Best book on 2008 Presidential campaign:
- “Game Change” by Mark Halperin and John Heileman – fast-paced, inside account of the most dramatic Presidential campaign of our lifetime
- “Winning in Emerging Markets” by Tarun Khanna and Krishna Palepu – excellent new book by my HBS colleagues about succeeding in building businesses in the emerging markets