There have been a few readers who have asked me what business books to recommend. I am not going to recommend textbooks, as you can go and do a CFA and read those books on their required list. If you are venturing into the business world, in particular in financial industry, be it research, brokerage, remisier, dealer, fund management or investment banking - these books are a good start. These books are well written, but more than that, its rooted in reality. In the corporate world, you need to appreciate how the different players interact, how to view various players, deciphering the motivations of various players... It should help enormously to have a sense of the kind of loyalty, integrity and egos running around.
Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis
Panic! by Michael Lewis
House of Cards by William D. Cohan
The Real Price of Everything by Michael Lewis
The Money Culture by Michael Lewis
The New, New Thing by Michael Lewis
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