Fortune's 75 The Smartest Books We Know

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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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The Wealth of Nations (1776) by Adam Smith
4, Economics
The Go-Go Years: The Drama and Crashing Finale of Wall Street's Bullish 60s (1973) by John Brooks
Booms and Busts
The Great Crash 1929 (1954) by John Kenneth Galbraith
Booms and Busts
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (1841) by Charles Mackay
Booms and Busts
Funny Money (1985) by Mark Singer
Booms and Busts
Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco (1900) by Bryan Burrough
The Corporation
Chainsaw: The Notorious Career of Al Dunlap in the Era of Profit-at-Any-Price (1999) by John A. Byrne
The Corporation
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (1994) by Jim Collins
The Corporation
Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround (2003) by Louis Gerstner
The Corporation
Annapurna: A Woman's Place (1980) by Arlene Blum
Decision-Making
The Best and the Brightest (1972) by David Halberstam
Decision-Making
Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis (1960) by Robert F. Kennedy
Decision-Making
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex (2000) by Nathaniel Philbrick
Decision-Making
The Killer Angels (1974) by Michael Shaara
Decision-Making
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money (1936) by John Maynard Keynes
Economics
Pop Internationalism (1996) by Paul Krugman
Economics
Everything for Sale: The Virtues and Limits of Markets (1997) by Robert Kuttner
Economics
Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy (1942) by Joseph A. Schumpeter
Economics
The Informant: A True Story (2000) by Kurt Eichenwald
Ethics
Leading Quietly (2001) by Joseph L. Badaracco Jr.
Ethics
The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron (2003) by Bethany McLean
Ethics
Den of Thieves (1991) by James B. Stewart
Ethics
The Way We Live Now (1874) by Anthony Trollope
Ethics
Beijing Jeep: The Short, Unhappy Romance of American Business in China (1989) by Jim Mann
Globalization
Workers: An Archaeology of the Industrial Age (1993) by Sebasti√£o Salgado
Globalization
Development as Freedom (1999) by Amartya Sen
Globalization
The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else (2000) by Hernando de Soto
Globalization
Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny (2000) by Robert Wright
Globalization
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power (1991) by Daniel Yergin
Globalization
The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America (1998) by Lawrence A. Cunningham
Investing
The Intelligent Investor: A Book of Practical Counsel (1973) by Benjamin Graham
Investing
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (2003) by Michael Lewis
Investing
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (2001) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Investing
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (1998) by Ron Chernow
Leadership
Never Give In! The Best of Winston Churchill's Speeches (2003) by Winston S. Churchill
Leadership
On Leadership (1990) by John W. Gardner
Leadership
Personal History (1997) by Katharine Graham
Leadership
Women Don't Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide (2003) by Linda Babcock
Negotiating & Managing
The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (1967) by Peter F. Drucker
Negotiating & Managing
A Civil Action (1995) by Jonathan Harr
Negotiating & Managing
Remember Every Name Every Time: Corporate America's Memory Master Reveals His Secrets (2002) by Benjamin Levy
Negotiating & Managing
Taken for a Ride : How Daimler-Benz Drove off with Chrysler (2000) by Bill Vlasic
Negotiating & Managing
Something Happened (1974) by Joseph Heller
Office Politics
Live from New York (2002) by Tom Shales
Office Politics
The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill (2004) by Ron Suskind
Office Politics
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (1974) by Robert A. Caro
Power
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (1984) by Robert B. Cialdini
Power
The 48 Laws of Power (1998) by Robert Greene
Power
Indecent Exposure: A True Story of Hollywood and Wall Street (1982) by David McClintick
Power
Father, Son, and Co.: My Life at IBM and Beyond (1990) by Thomas J. Watson
Power
American Steel: Hot Metal Men and the Resurrection of the Rust Belt (1991) by Richard Preston
Project Management
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water (1986) by Marc Reisner
Project Management
The Making of the Atomic Bomb (1986) by Richard Rhodes
Project Management
The Billion Dollar Molecule: One Company's Quest for the Perfect Drug (1994) by Barry Werth
Project Management
Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War (1999) by Mark Bowden
Strategy
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (2000) by Malcolm Gladwell
Strategy
Only the Paranoid Survive: How to Exploit the Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company (1996) by Andrew S. Grove
Strategy
Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy (1998) by Carl Shapiro
Strategy
The Art of War (500 BCE) by Sun Tzu
Strategy
They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators (2004) by Harold Evans
Technology & Innovation
The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of Genius, Deceit, and the Birth of Television (2002) by Evan I. Schwartz
Technology & Innovation
The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-Line Pioneers (1998) by Tom Standage
Technology & Innovation
New and Improved: The Story of Mass Marketing in America (1990) by Richard S. Tedlow
Technology & Innovation
Sam Walton: Made in America (1992) by Sam Walton
Technology & Innovation
Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk (1996) by Peter L. Bernstein
Wall Street
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (1923) by Edwin Lefevre
Wall Street
When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management (2000) by Roger Lowenstein
Wall Street
Where Are the Customers' Yachts?: or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street (1940) by Fred Schwed
Wall Street
Morgan: American Financier (1999) by Jean Strouse
Wall Street
Reclaiming the Fire: How Successful People Overcome Burnout (2001) by Steven Berglas
Work & Life
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (2001) by Barbara Ehrenreich
Work & Life
The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work (1997) by Arlie Russell Hochschild
Work & Life
Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do (1974) by Studs Terkel
Work & Life
The Prince (1513) by Niccolò Machiavelli

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