Monday, November 02, 2009

LCPL November Business News

Top Business Books of 2009
This list is from the October 1, 2009 Booklist article by Brad Hooper.

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World. By Niall Ferguson
330.09 FERG
A British historian takes a fresh look at the history of money and its ramifications on the evolution of modern life.

Fordlandia:The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City . By Greg Grandin
307.7680981 GRAN
Henry Ford needed rubber for his tires and purchased a land tract in the Amazon, and the result was Fordlandia, a massively overreaching project.

The Impulse Factor: Why Some of Us Play It Safe and Others Risk It All. By Nick Tasler
153.83 TASL
Great ideas and counsel about the nature-versus-nurture debate.

The 100 Best Business Books of All Time: What They Say, Why They Matter, and How They Can Help You. By Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten
650.16 COVE
Out of the countless business books the authors have read every year for a quarter century, they have culled 100 of the best and presented them in review format.

Panic:The Story of Modern Financial Insanity . Ed. by Michael Lewis
338.542 PANI
Lewis presents an anthology of financial writing done immediately before, during, and after the panics that have occurred since 1987 to show how financial markets now operate.

Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America. By Julia Angwin VNF.CD.ANGW SMB G45
The author traces the development of MySpace, sorting out its convoluted journey to success.

Why GM Matters: Inside the Race to Transform an American Icon. By William J. Holstein 629.222068 HOLS
Holstein argues that GM is worth saving because for every manufacturing job, there are 10 jobs throughout the whole chain of suppliers that also serve Ford and Chrysler; thus, a defense of GM makes sense.

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