The Top 5 Finance Lovers Books

We all know that reading is a good habit, but when the schedule is packed and you already squeeze out every ounce of productivity to make the most of your commute, sitting down with a book can be difficult. Fortunately, the holiday season has started, making your Mykonos/Ibiza trip the perfect opportunity to take some time and finish your day in the sun or week on the beach with a great book.

In case you might still be looking for the perfect book to relax during your holiday or time at home, here is a list of my personal favourite reads:

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

This book is a thrilling report about the unveiling of the fraudulent practices of the Silicon Valley blood analysis start-up, Theranos. A breathtaking story takes you from the rise to the shocking collapse of the billion-dollar biotech business founded by Elizabeth Holmes. It’s a crime thriller that shows how well-known personalities, including the current US Secretary of Defense, have committed serious misjudgements.

 

The Future of Capitalism by Paul Collier.

The latest book of world-renowned economist, Paul Collier, takes a provoking look at our current capitalism focused Western society. The book analyses the failures of capitalism and shows a pragmatic and realistic way to repair it. Detailed explanations and spot-on examples help the reader understand what causes economic troubles. On top of that, Collier presents solutions that are polarizing enough to fuel economic debates for hours.

 

Upheaval by Jared Diamond.

Jared Diamond, the Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the bestseller Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse published his third book: Upheaval. It tackles societies’ reactions in times of crisis. Using 6 case studies, he analyses how nations handled existential challenges such as civil wars, foreign threats, and other critical situations, during the past decades. A cunning way to make readers understand and deal with the current crisis.

 

Sneakonomic Growth: Scarcity, Storytelling, and the Arrival of Sneakers as an Asset Class by Dylan Dittrich

To me, this reader-friendly lecture is the perfect book for a day on the beach. Sneakonomic Growth covers much more than just “sneakers” and it is – by all means – not a catalogue for fashion fans. It is a well-researched exercise to discover a rapidly evolving collector’s market and all the “levers” that create rarity, prestige, and value. It investigates how the digital era makes it much more efficient for consumers to appraise their assets and capitalize on that value – whether it is sneakers or anything else!

 

The Levelling: What’s Next After Globalization by Michael O’Sullivan

This book deals with the fear of loss of political and economic power in the Western world.

This book addresses the Western world society’s constant fear of losing political and economic power. A brilliant analysis of how the globalization gives way to new nations and institutions to create economic, financial and political powerhouses. It shows a multipolar world emerging with worries about a world of low growth and high debt and urges for stronger global institutions.