Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Harry Potter and the Golden Handshake

In the October 8 edition of Forbes magazine, regular columnist Rich Karlgaard recommends 53 books for parents to give their children so that they might grow up to be rich. They include

The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World, by Alan Greenspan

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Road to Serfdom, by Friedrich Hayek

Flat Tax Revolution: Using a Postcard to Abolish the IRS, by Steve Forbes

The Way the World Works, by Jude Wanniski

Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way, by Richard Branson

Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist, by Roger Lowenstein

The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance, by Ron Chernow

Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow's Big Changes, by Mark Penn and E. Kinney Zalesne

The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail, by Clayton Christensen

The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us, by Robyn Meredith

Bull's Eye Investing: Targeting Real Returns in a Smoke and Mirrors Market, by John Mauldin

Rule #1: The Simple Strategy for Successful Investing in Only 15 Minutes a Week!, by Phil Town

The Only Three Questions That Count: Investing by Knowing What Others Don't, by Kenneth L. Fisher

In Search of Excellence: Lessons From Americas Best-Run Companies, by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman

Its Your Ship: Management Techniques From the Best Damn Ship in the Navy, by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

The Fountainhead,
by Ayn Rand

The Acts of the Apostles, by Luke

The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between a Little Craziness and a Lot of Success in America, by John D. Gartner

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, by Michael Lewis


The Bonfire of the Vanities, by Tom Wolfe.

Just think of the look on their faces on Christmas morning!

1 comment:

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Hmmm... I'm not even entirely convinced that that list would even work!