Bloomberg did an interesting thing with their Best Books of 2012 — they surveyed lots of people, and published all of the suggestions.

My book suggestions were wedged between Olli Rehn, European Union Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner and Stephen Roach, senior lecturer at Yale University and former chewif economist for Morgan Stanley.

I picked:

The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood by James Gleick is a tour de force of history and an introduction to information theory for nonscientists. Only rarely does it get a little lost in the weeds. I found it a deeply satisfying read.

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, which I read in February on vacation.

Wait: The Art and Science of Delay by Frank Partnoy was a fun summer read.

You can see the full list at the link below

 

Source:
Gorman Skips Business, Jain Likes Faulks: Best Books of 2012
Simon Kennedy
Bloomberg, Dec 4, 2012  
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-05/gorman-skips-business-jain-likes-faulks-best-books-of-2012.html

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2 Responses to “Bloomberg: Best Books of 2012”

  1. krice2001 says:

    Barry,
    I originally read James Gleick’s, ‘Chaos’, which was a great way for he uninitiated to get a feel for Chaos Theory. I assume your recommendation is the same author.

    ~~~

    BR: Yes, I’ve recommended that book as well!

  2. Arequipa01 says:

    Re Information theory and Claude Shannon, I recommend a thesis written a MIT by a Brazilian student named Guizzo- here’s one link: http://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/handle/1721.1/39429/54526133.pdf

    and look up John Kelly’s piece: A new interpretation of information rate