The Wealth of Nations

The Wealth of Nations was published 9 March 1776 by Adam Smith, during the Scottish Enlightenment and the Scottish Agricultural Revolution. The prevailing view was that gold and silver was wealth, and that countries should boost exports and resist imports in order to maximize this metal wealth. Smith’s radical insight …

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Too Big to Fail

“Too Big To Fail is too good to put down. . . . It is the story of the actors in the most extraordinary financial spectacle in 80 years, and it is told brilliantly.” ~ The Economist Andrew Ross Sorkin is a New York Times columnist and a respected financial …

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The Black Swan

A black swan is the event, positive or negative, that causes massive consequences.  Basically, a black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we mix an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more …

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The Lean Startup

“I make all our managers read The Lean Startup.” ~Jeffery Immelt, CEO, General Electric Eric Ries is an entrepreneur and author of the popular blog Startup Lessons Learned. He has had plenty of startup failures along the way. Ries provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups in a …

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