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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles MackayBooms and Busts
Funny Money by Mark SingerBooms and Busts
The Go-Go Years: The Drama and Crashing Finale of Wall Street's Bullish 60s by John BrooksBooms and Busts
The Great Crash, 1929 by John Kenneth GalbraithBooms and Busts
Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco by Bryan BurroughThe Corporation
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim CollinsThe Corporation
Chainsaw: The Notorious Career of Al Dunlap in the Era of Profit-at-Any-Price by John A. ByrneThe Corporation
Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround by Louis Gerstner, Jr.The Corporation
Annapurna: A Woman's Place by Arlene BlumDecision-Making
The Best and the Brightest by David HalberstamDecision-Making
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel PhilbrickDecision-Making
The Killer Angels by Michael ShaaraDecision-Making
Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis by Robert F. KennedyDecision-Making
Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy by Joseph A. SchumpeterEconomics
Everything for Sale: The Virtues and Limits of Markets by Robert KuttnerEconomics
The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money by John Maynard KeynesEconomics
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam SmithEconomics
Pop Internationalism by Paul KrugmanEconomics
The Informant: A True Story by Kurt EichenwaldEthics
Leading Quietly by Joseph L. Badaracco Jr.Ethics
Den of Thieves by James B. StewartEthics
The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron by Bethany McLeanEthics
The Way We Live Now by Anthony TrollopeEthics
Beijing Jeep: The Short, Unhappy Romance of American Business in China by Jim MannGlobalization
Development as Freedom by Amartya SenGlobalization
The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else by Hernando de SotoGlobalization
Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny by Robert WrightGlobalization
The Prize : The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power by Daniel YerginGlobalization
Workers: An Archaeology of the Industrial Age by Sebastião SalgadoGlobalization
The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America (2nd Edition) by Warren E. BuffettInvesting
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Nicholas TalebInvesting
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin GrahamInvesting
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael LewisInvesting
Never Give In! The Best of Winston Churchill's Speeches by Winston S. ChurchillLeadership
On Leadership by John W. GardnerLeadership
Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63 by Taylor BranchLeadership
Personal History by Katharine GrahamLeadership
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron ChernowLeadership
A Civil Action by Jonathan HarrNegotiating & Managing
The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. DruckerNegotiating & Managing
Remember Every Name Every Time: Corporate America's Memory Master Reveals His Secrets by Benjamin LevyNegotiating & Managing
Taken for a Ride: How Daimler-Benz Drove Off With Chrysler by Bill VlasicNegotiating & Managing
Women Don't Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide by Linda BabcockNegotiating & Managing
Live from New York by Tom ShalesOffice Politics
The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill by Ron SuskindOffice Politics
The Prince by Niccolò MachiavelliOffice Politics
Something Happened by Joseph HellerOffice Politics
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert GreenePower
Father, Son, and Co.: My Life at IBM and Beyond by Thomas J. WatsonPower
Indecent Exposure: A True Story of Hollywood and Wall Street by David McClintickPower
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. CialdiniPower
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. CaroPower
American Steel by Richard PrestonProject Management
The Billion Dollar Molecule: One Company's Quest for the Perfect Drug by Barry WerthProject Management
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water by Marc ReisnerProject Management
The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard RhodesProject Management
The Art of War by Sun TzuStrategy
Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark BowdenStrategy
Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy by Carl ShapiroStrategy
Only the Paranoid Survive: How to Exploit the Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company by Andrew S. GroveStrategy
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm GladwellStrategy
The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of Genius, Deceit, and the Birth of Television by Evan I. SchwartzTechnology & Innovation
New and Improved: The Story of Mass Marketing in America by Richard S. TedlowTechnology & Innovation
Sam Walton: Made in America by Sam WaltonTechnology & Innovation
They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators by Harold EvansTechnology & Innovation
The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-Line Pioneers by Tom StandageTechnology & Innovation
Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk by Peter L. BernsteinWall Street
Morgan: American Financier by Jean StrouseWall Street
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin LefèvreWall Street
When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management by Roger LowensteinWall Street
Where Are the Customers' Yachts?: or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street by Fred SchwedWall Street
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara EhrenreichWork & Life
Reclaiming the Fire: How Successful People Overcome Burnout by Steven BerglasWork & Life
The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work by Arlie Russell HochschildWork & Life
Working by Studs TerkelWork & Life

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FORTUNE Magazine's the ultimate reading list: 75 books that teach you everything you really need to know about business. By JERRY USEEM March 21, 2005

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