The Black Swan
The Impact of the HIGHLY PROBABLE
-- Nassim Nicholas Taleb
"Taleb not only has an explanation for the current financial crisis - he saw it coming."
-- David Brooks, The New York Times
Barbarians at the Gate
The fall of RJR Nabisco
-- Bryan Burrough & John Helyar
"All the suspense of a first-rate thriller...one of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to Corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980's."
-- New York Times Book Review
The Failure of Risk Management
Why It's Broken and How to Fix It
-- Douglas W. Hubbard
"Doug Hubbard's book should be required reading for managers and practitioners responsible for mitigating risk. If corporations and government are to regain the public trust, effective and broad-based risk management must be as natural as breathing."
-- Ron Miller, FEMA CIO
Manias, Panics, and Crashes
A History of Financial Crisis
-- Charles P. Kindleberger
"This book sparkles with the best of Kindleberger's wit, insight, and passion for financial history. A real delight."
-- Robert Z. Aliber, Professor of International Economics, University of Chicago
The Richest Man in Babylon
The World's Favorite Inspirational Guide to Managing Wealth
-- George S. Clason
"For more than 90 years, The Richest Man in Babylon has been recognized as one of the world's most enduring guides to wealth management."
-- Stephen R. Foerster
"This clever book, by lontime MBA teacher and consultant Stephen R. Foerster, is the answer to every student's and manager's dream. Finally, here is a short and simple text that makes arcane financial data and reports crystal clear for the non-finance specialist."
Financial and Risk Management
Risk is all around us. We may have been taught in various Risk Management Courses at work about Removal, Transference, Insurance, Planning, or Contingency steps to mitigate risk, but these books delve deeper and look at risk and financial management from a philosophical perspective - one that changed my mind and hopefully will influence yours as well.