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Three Business Books you need to Read Now

 

Digital Gold – Nathaniel Popper

 

New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper, explores the enthralling history of Bitcoin, and the global movement the digital money has seemingly hatched. The butt of many jokes the world over, the digital money with a cult following continues to grow, in both popularity and worth, at a staggering rate. Dubbed the most important innovation since the invention of the internet, some supporters see the infamous Bitcoin movement as an opportunity for a financial system free from banks and governments. Quite quickly proving it’s self as much more than an experiment conducted by the tech industry, Bitcoin has the potential to challenge some of our most fundamental establishments.

Author Nathaniel Popper, navigates us through the unusual story of the Bitcoin, introducing us to its eccentric key players, including an Argentinian millionaire, a Chinese entrepreneur and its elusive creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. A narrative non-fiction novel that cultivates the reader’s curiosity through Popper’s extraordinary portrayal of its most colourful characters; Digital Gold is a must read for Bitcoin enthusiasts, innovators, the tech savvy and not so tech savvy, alike.

Available on Amazon.

Losing the Signal – Jacquie McNish & Jim Balsillie

Let’s rewind to 2009 when the team behind Blackberry were at the top of their game, seemingly untouchable and dominating the market, today that number is a mere 1% – what happened?
Losing the Signal explores the rise and fall of a company that went from hero to zero in one of the least conventional tales of modern business failure this decade. From their humble beginnings above a bagel store in Ontario to becoming the device of choice for CEOS, presidents and wall street moguls alike; and finally the internal feuds and relentless forces of Silicon Valley that lead to their downfall. Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff, tell the chaotic story of visionary engineer, Mike Lazaridis, and Harvard Business school grad Jim Balsillie, in a way that is both compelling and surprisingly entertaining.

Available on Amazon.

Misbehaving – Richard H. Thaler

Ricard Thaler challenges traditional economic thinking by posing that the central agents in the economy are in fact humans, more specifically, predictable, error prone individuals. Dismissed early on by economists as nothing more than a humorous notion, the study of human miscalculations is now a vital part of efforts to make better decisions in life, in the market and in government.

An exploration into behavioural economics through Thaler’s unique experiences with the strong holds of traditional economic thinking. Misbehaving, offers readers a singular look into what happens when economics meets psychology. A read that proves as insightful as it is intriguing.

Available on Amazon.