APM Marketplace: Best Business Books 2010

cover illustration of Harper's Weekly, 12/13/13 by James Montgomery Flagg

The year has ended and the votes are in. On Marketplace.com by American Public Media, these respected reader/writers identified their favorite business books of 2010

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  • FELIX SALMON, blogger at Reuters. Favorite book: The Big Short (our review) by Michael Lewis.
    The most compellingly readable of all of the finance books. “This is a man who really knows how to write in a way that most journalists just simply don’t.” Lewis, author of best sellers Liar’s Poker and Moneyball, provides insights into the housing bubble and 2008 market crash.
  • JUSTIN FOX, editorial director of the Harvard Business Review Group. Favorite book: Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer–and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson.
    This book is a “well-done, well-researched… look at the political forces over the past 35 years that have led to more economic inequality in the United States.”
  • PADMASREE WARRIOR, chief technology officer for Cisco.Favorite book: Delivering Happiness (our review) by Tony Hsieh.
    “The CEO of Zappos Tony Hsieh… talks about culture in an organization being the primary driver for business success. It’s very easy to read … like reading a story.”
  • TYLER COWEN, Economics professor George Mason University. Favorite book: Adam Smith: an enlightened life by Nicholas Phillipson.
    This biography shows “that Smith is still the greatest economist of all time, wise about human nature, and understanding about the power of capitalism.”
  • HEIDI MOORE, contributor to New York Times’ DealBook blog. Favorite book: Crash of the Titans by Greg Farrell.
    “Every page has some new, eye-popping anecdote that shows the titans of the financial world at their absolute worst and sometimes even at their best. I would highly recommend it to anybody who wants to understand how these deals can go wrong in a very human way.”

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One Response to “APM Marketplace: Best Business Books 2010”

  1. Mike Klingler Says:

    I just started FELIX SALMON’s The Big Short .. it looks very promising!

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