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If you’re looking for something new to read, why not try one of the books recommended by Bloomberg? In this article, you’ll find a list of books that Bloomberg believes are worth reading. From fiction to non-fiction, there’s something for everyone on this list.
So, whether you’re looking for your next business book or simply want something to enjoy on your next flight, be sure to check out these titles.
Brain Gain by Darrell M. West
Darrell M. West’s Brain Gain is a book that explores the ways in which the United States can remain a world leader in the 21st century. West argues that the key to maintaining American leadership is to invest in human capital, specifically in the fields of education and research.
He contends that investments in these areas will pay off in the form of economic growth and higher standards of living for all Americans. In order to make his case, West draws on data from a variety of sources, including international organizations, government agencies, and private businesses.
He also offers policy recommendations for how the United States can better invest in its people.
Civic Pioneers by Gretchen Dykstra
In her book, Civic Pioneers, Gretchen Dykstra tells the stories of how a group of everyday citizens came together to make a difference in their communities.
Dykstra, who is the former President and CEO of the National League of Cities, profiles 16 individuals who have made a lasting impact on their cities through their dedication to public service.
Among those profiled are Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, who was elected in 2009; Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who has served as mayor since 2004; and Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin, who was first elected in 2013.
Dykstra argues that these civic pioneers are proof that regular people can effect change in their communities if they’re willing to put in the hard work. She provides readers with an inspiring look at what’s possible when everyday citizens come together to make a difference.
Exploring Historic Dutch New York by Gajus Scheltema
Gajus Scheltema’s book, “Exploring Historic Dutch New York,” is a fascinating look at the history of the Dutch in New York.
Scheltema gives readers a detailed account of the Dutch colony in New York, from its humble beginnings as a small trading post to its eventual growth into a thriving metropolis. He also discusses the various influences that the Dutch had on the city, including their architecture, culture, and even cuisine.
With its wealth of information and insights, “Exploring Historic Dutch New York” is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of this great city.
Fight Like a Mother by Shannon Watts
In her book, Fight Like a Mother, Shannon Watts chronicles her journey from stay-at-home mom to gun reform activist. In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Watts founded Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and has since become one of the most recognizable faces of the gun reform movement.
Through her work with Moms Demand Action, Watts has helped pass gun reform legislation in a number of states and has been instrumental in changing the conversation around guns in America. In her book, she shares her story and offers advice for other mothers who want to make a difference.
Fight Like a Mother is both an inspiring call to action and a practical guide for mothers who want to make a difference in the fight for gun reform.
Frenemies by Ken Auletta
In his book, Frenemies, Ken Auletta takes a close look at the relationships between technology giants and their sometimes allies, sometimes rivals. He examines how these companies deal with each other when they are both friends and enemies.
Auletta looks at how these companies cooperate and compete with each other. He also looks at how they try to steal each other’s secrets. These companies are always trying to one-up each other, and sometimes that can lead to innovation and new products. But it can also lead to patent wars and costly litigation.
How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen
Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen has written a book, “How Will You Measure Your Life?” in which he shares his thoughts on how to find happiness and meaning in life.
Christensen’s book is based on the premise that we all have a limited amount of time on this earth, and we need to make the most of it. He offers readers some practical advice on how to live a fulfilling life.
First, Christensen urges us to think about what we really want out of life. What are our goals and values? Once we know what is important to us, we can start making choices that will help us achieve those things.
Second, Christensen recommends that we focus on our relationships with others. He says that the happiest people are typically those who have strong relationships with family and friends.
If Mayors Ruled the World by Benjamin R. Barber
In his book, If Mayors Ruled the World, Benjamin R. Barber makes a case for why mayors are more effective leaders than national politicians.
He argues that mayors are more in touch with the needs of their constituents and are better able to find common ground and compromise. While national politicians are bogged down by partisan bickering, mayors are working together to solve problems at the local level.
Barber believes that if mayors ruled the world, we would see more cooperation and less conflict.
He points to the successful implementation of policies in cities like New York and London as evidence that mayors are capable of tackling global problems. With their intimate knowledge of their communities, mayors are best positioned to address issues like poverty, crime, and infrastructure.
If we want to see real progress on the issues that matter most, we need to give mayors a seat at the table.
It’s How We Play the Game by Ed Stack
Ed Stack’s book, It’s How We Play the Game, dives into the world of competitive sports and what it takes to be a winner.
Whether it’s on the field or in the stands, everyone loves a good game. But what makes a game great? Is it the excitement of the crowd? The feeling of victory when your team scores? Or is it something more?
In It’s How We Play the Game, Ed Stack explores what it takes to be a winner in competitive sports. He interviews athletes, coaches, and even fans to get their take on what drives them to succeed.
With insights from some of the biggest names in sports, It’s How We Play the Game is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand what it takes to be a champion.
Johnny Tremain by Esther Hoskins Forbes
Johnny Tremain by Esther Hoskins Forbes is a historical fiction novel set in Boston during the time of the American Revolution.
The book follows the life of Johnny Tremain, a young silversmith apprentice, as he becomes involved in the revolutionary movement. Hoskins Forbes does an excellent job of bringing to life the Revolutionary War era and giving readers a glimpse into what it was like to live in that time period.
Legacy of Honor by Alvin Townley
In Legacy of Honor, Alvin Townley tells the stories of eight Medal of Honor recipients from World War II. Each recipient’s story is unique, but they all share a common bond of heroism and sacrifice.
Townley does an excellent job of bringing these stories to life, and readers will be inspired by the selfless acts of these men. These stories are a testament to the power of love and courage in the face of adversity, and they will stay with readers long after they finish the book.
Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson, the bestselling author of Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin, brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography.
Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science.
He shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate observation, careful experimentation, and a willingness to embrace chaos.
In Walter Isaacson’s telling, Leonardo da Vinci is a superhumanly creative genius who embodies an era of creativity that transcends cultural divides. His story reminds us of the importance of pursuing passions and learning from mistakes.
Lighter Than Air by George Mahlberg
A book by George Mahlberg, “Lighter Than Air”, examines the history of manned flight and the technologies that made it possible.
Mahlberg looks at the early attempts at flight by pioneers like Leonardo da Vinci and Otto Lilienthal and traces the development of balloons, dirigibles, and airplanes. He also discusses the military applications of flight, both in war and in peace.
“Lighter Than Air” is a fascinating look at one of mankind’s greatest achievements. Mahlberg’s clear writing and love of his subject make this book a pleasure to read.
Mastering the Market Cycle by Howard Marks
Howard Marks, the chairman, and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, is no stranger to market cycles. In his book, Mastering the Market Cycle, Marks shares his insights on how to identify and navigate market cycles.
Marks begins by describing the four types of market cycles: upcycles, downcycles, corrections, and bear markets. He then provides a framework for identifying where we are in the current cycle.
For those who are looking to master the market cycle, this book is a must-read. Marks provides clear and actionable advice that will help you make better investment decisions.
Plagues and the Paradox of Progress by Thomas J. Bollyky
Thomas J. Bollyky’s book, Plagues and the Paradox of Progress argues that our fight against infectious diseases has actually made us more vulnerable to them.
Bollyky, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, points to the way we’ve changed our environment as one reason why. By paving over natural areas and crowding into cities, he says, we’ve created perfect breeding grounds for pathogens.
Our modern medicines are also part of the problem. Overuse of antibiotics has led to the rise of drug-resistant superbugs, while our vaccines have allowed dangerous viruses like Ebola to spread unchecked.
Despite all this, Bollyky is optimistic that we can find new ways to beat back these diseases. He urges us to invest in public health and research so we can stay one step ahead of nature’s deadliest enemies.
Principles by Ray Dalio
In his book, Principles, Ray Dalio shares the secrets to his success.
In Principles, Dalio shares his unique approach to life and work, which he has used to create one of the world’s most successful hedge funds.
Dalio’s principles are based on his own experience and observations, and they are organized into four sections: Life Principles, Work Principles, Wealth Management Principles, and Investing Principles.
Dalio’s Life Principles are designed to help readers achieve their personal goals. His Work Principles are meant to guide readers in their careers. And his Wealth Management and Investing Principles are intended to help readers grow their wealth.
The Cost of Winning by Michael H. Cosgrove
The Fixer by Bradley Tusk
The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carré
The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
The New Digital Age by Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg
The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro
The Resilience Dividend by Judith Rodin
The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger
The Savage Truth On Money by Terry Savage
The Start-up of You by Reid Hoffman
Thirst by Scott Harrison
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré
Urban Green by Peter Harnik
Where Are the Customers’ Yachts? by Fred Schwed Jr.