“When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies…” by Mohamed El-Erian

When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change by Mohamed El-Erian won the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award in 2008. The author, Mohamed El-Erian has the global perspective of an Egyptian long resident in the US, whose area of greatest expertise is Latin America. His success, as an academic who came relatively Read More …

The Rise of the Robots: Technology & the Threat of Mass Unemployment

The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment by Martin Ford won the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award in 2015. In this book, Martin Ford explains how computers can now work things out for themselves, proceeding by trial and error to develop their own programs according to their needs – in “a Read More …

Poor Economics by Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee

Poor Economics, A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, by Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, won the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award in 2011. Having worked for more than 15 years with the poor in dozens of countries of all the continents, pioneering hundreds of randomized control trials with their lab, Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee’s Read More …

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed

Lords of Finance: 1929, The Great Depression, and the Bankers who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed won the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award in 2009. In Lords of Finance, Liaquat Ahamed illustrates with a compelling narrative, accessible economics and vivid insights that the Great Depression was not the result of mysterious forces that governments Read More …

Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2017

The Financial Times FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2017 aims to identify the book that provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics. The judges will give preference to those books whose insights and influence are most likely to stand the test of time. The Read More …

The Undoing Project and how behavioural economics ideas were shaped

The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed the World by Michael Lewis shows the way the friendship between the two gifted young psychology professors Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky laid the foundations of what we now call behavioural economics. Their ideas are everywhere; it’s almost impossible to find a book in the “smart thinking” section Read More …

Getting to Yes: Negotiating an agreement without giving in by Roger Fisher and William Ury

Getting to Yes: Negotiating an agreement without giving in by Roger Fisher and William Ury was released all the way back in 1981 and has become an absolute must-have for any novice inquisitive about the art and science of negotiation. Despite its age, the book still remains relevant in today’s industry, but it must be Read More …