Reading Recommendations from Andrew Ross Sorkin, Larry Summers, and Nassim Taleb
Last week I posted book recommendations from six tech CEOs. This week, I also I curated book recommendations, but this group is different. Andrew Ross Sorkin is the author of Too Big to Fail and the founder and editor of Dealbook, a New York Times column dedicated to financial news. Earlier this week, Sorkin published an article detailing his summer reading list. He mentioned six books: “The Shifts and the Shocks” by Martin Wolf, “The Innovators” by Walter Isaacson, “Money and Tough Love” by Liaquat Ahamed, “Age of Ambition” by Evan Osnos, “Overwhelmed” by Brigid Schulte, and “So Much to Do” by Richard Ravitch. I’ve highlighted two books below.
At The Boston Globe, Larry Summers answered questions about his summer reading list. Summers is reading eight books:“Sleepwalkers,” by Christopher Clark, “The Director” by David Ignatius, “Every Shot Counts” by Mark Broadie, “The Second Machine Age” by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, “Coming Apart” by Charles Murray, “The Rise of Meritocracy” by Michael Young, “House of Debt” by Atif Mian and Amir Sufi, and “Lords of Finance” by Liaquat Ahamed. (Summers also revealed that he enjoys reading Brian Greene and Steve Pinker.) I’ve also highlighted two books from Summers’ list below.
Finally, Farnam Street posted reading recommendations from Nassim Taleb a few months ago. The list contains dozens of books, and I picked two. Enjoy.