David Lam Library’s Great Reads collection of popular business books was launched in late August, 2013. The books began getting signed out almost immediately.
The following books were the most frequently circulated during the fall term:
- Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. This biography of creative entrepreneur, Steve Jobs, is based on extensive interviews with Jobs, as well as over a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues.
- Devil’s derivatives : the untold story of the slick traders and hapless regulators who almost blew up Wall Street–and are ready to do it again / Nicholas Dunbar. The Devil’s Derivatives examines how the roles and actions of banks, investors, regulators and speculators contributed to the financial crisis.
- King of capital : the remarkable rise, fall, and rise again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone / David Carey and John E. Morris. This book explores how Blackstone (and other private equity firms) transformed themselves from gamblers, hostile-takeover artists, and into disciplined, risk-conscious investors.
- Your creative brain : seven steps to maximize imagination, productivity, and innovation in your life / Shelley Carson. This book reveals that creativity isn’t exclusively the realm of scientists, investors, artists, writers, and musicians. Each person has the ability to increase creativity by learning to move flexibly among various brain states.
- Essays of Warren Buffett : lessons for corporate America / Essays by Warren E. Buffet, selected, arranged, and introduced by Lawrence A. Cunningham. This collection includes essays on the financial crisis, the housing bubble, the debt and derivatives excesses, and the role of oversight in heavily regulated industries.
- Redefining success : still making mistakes / W. Brett Wilson. Dragon’s Den co-star W. Brett Wilson writes about redefining his life, making health and key relationships his first priorities.
Look for the green Great Reads sign on the Canaccord Learning Commons’ main floor to check out more books in Lam’s popular business collection.
Visit the Great Reads website to find popular books in business, as well as other disciplines.