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Three More Books For the Business-Minded

By Anonymous | 19 October 2015 |

It never hurts to sharpen your craft.

A few weeks ago we took a look at three of the best business books of 2015. Our series continues today with three more tomes that will expand your skill set and hone your business acumen. We’re in the speaking business – keynote speakers are our specialty – but we’re also in the business of providing entrepreneurs and businesspeople helpful information to strengthen their careers.

“Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception” by George Akerlof and Robert Shiller

Whereas other business books we’ve seen are written by economics experts, “Phishing for Phools” was written by a pair of Nobel economics experts. The esteemed duo takes a look at the classic economic principle that markets seek an equilibrium between supply and demand.

But the book doesn’t stop there. Akerlof and Shiller then go on to show cases in which companies have hijacked the system and have created a demand that didn’t exist. This book puts forth the notion that success isn’t always achieved through traditional means – or wholesome ones, for that matter. Check out our list of entrepreneur speakers for more cutting edge ideas about business.

“Restart: The Last Chance for the Indian Economy” by Mihir Sharma

Economics buffs will remember that India was a sterling example of economic recovery when the country witnessed amazing levels of growth in the wake of the 1991 economic crisis.

The middle class experienced a Renaissance, literacy rates jumped and it looked like the country was headed for profitable times. Those times came, but they quickly disappeared.

Sharma, a journalist and regular contributor for Business Standard, explores why this mighty fall took place and how the country can re-establish itself as an economic power on the global stage.  For more insight into the state of the world’s economics, take a look at our economics speakers page.

“Digital Gold: The Untold Story of Bitcoin” by Nathaniel Popper

Visionary thinkers love Bitcoin – it’s brash, it’s new and it challenges the way things have been done for hundreds of years.

On the other side of the proverbial coin, savvy entrepreneurs have criticized the currency for its lack of stability and some of the dubious occurrences in the currency’s history.

Whichever side you fall on, Popper’s new book will be an interesting read. The author reveals the supposed founder of Bitcoin and his global network of programmers and thinkers who help craft the currency’s market.

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More Ahead

We love giving our clients an edge through our impressive list of keynote speakers. We also enjoy the opportunity to share great reading with you through our blog. Next month we’ll bring you three new options for business-related reading. Until then, keep pursuing excellence!