I would preface this list by writing that it is comprised of books on strategy, investing, current affairs, financial journalism, and memoirs. Reading is critical for aspiring and seasoned finance professionals alike, as it is a requisite to building the right framework for the ever changing landscape.
“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read” – Mark Twain
1.) The Outsiders by William Thorndike, Jr.
2.) Competition Demystified by Bruce Greenwald and Judd Khan
3.) Principles for Dealing with The Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail by Ray Dalio
4.) Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin
5.) Seeking Wisdom by Peter Bevelin
6.) When Genius Failed by Roger Lowenstein
7.) Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
8.) Good to Great by Jim Collins
9.) What It Takes to Succeed: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence by Stephen Schwarzman
10.) On the Brink by Hank Paulson