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Great post and thread, a helpful list of interesting books.

My addition to the lists would be:

1) Fooled by Randomness and Anti-fragile by Naseem Taleb
Both are funny, engaging, and make you more critical of the "experts" and conventional wisdom we are presented with. It also pokes fun at experts, including academics, MBA's, and economists. Great complement to MBA readings and corporate world experiences.

2) Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Enlightens on our thought processes, biases, and defaults embedded in our systems. Great read to help us think about how people and businesses really make decisions

3) Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and The Secret History of Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang
Argues (with interesting case studies/historical events) how the usual economic recommendations of capitalism and economic theory do not always work.


Many people is recommending Ha-Joon Chang's "Bad Samaritans, any thoughts on "Introduction Economics: A User's Guide"?
Is it a good book to get to know basic Economics, or is there other introductory book that you would recommend?


These are the two books that I heard are best if you want to start learning economics:

1. The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume One: Microeconomics
2. The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume Two: Macroeconomics

Thank you, I will look in to those.

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My top 3 books that I would suggest reading for the MBA are:

1- To Stand Out: A More Beautiful Question
This really looks at examining the role of questioning & inquiry across different sectors. It shows you how you can potentially stand out by asking the right questions- but it in the classroom or in an interview.

2-A Guidebook for MBA Partners: The Unofficial Guide to B-School Partner Life: Balancing between the B-School Bubble and Reality
Even though this is aimed at MBA Partners, it is also relevant for MBAs who have partners too. It looks at how to have a successful time at B-School with a partner and all of its intricacies.

3- To Learn New Ways of Thinking: Blue Ocean Strategy
This is one of the best reads! It opens your eyes to a whole new world, and I met the author once, he is super inspiring!

Although these aren’t as academic as others, I think the insights they share are needed just as much!
Cheers!

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