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The Ascent of Money

A Financial History of the World

Niall Ferguson

Explore the fascinating origins of money and its impact on civilization in this thought-provoking and insightful book. From ancient Mesopotamia to modern-day finance, Niall Ferguson delves into the human story behind our financial system and its pivotal role in shaping history. Discover how the evolution of credit and debt has played a critical role in the rise and fall of nations, and gain bold new insights into the connections between money and power.
Publish Date
first published in 2007
Goodreads Rating
Enjoyed this, Ferguson excellent as expected. Have ordered four more of his books to make sure I don't run out anytime soon.      source
Q. - What's your favourite business book you'd advise to young entrepreneurs and why? M.L. -Some good ones from the "pure business" category: Zero to One, The Hard Thing About Hard Things, The Innovator's Dilemma, Good to Great, etc. Personally, I prefer less advice, more history. From my favorite business segment: Too Big To Fail, Ascent of Money, When Genius Failed, etc. Books on applied psychology (Influence, Predictably Irrational, etc) are another way to round out primarily technological education :)      source
Recently enjoyed reading Americana by @bhu_srinivasan ... Any other favorite books on economic history? Three more favorites: Birth of Plenty/Splendid Exchange by Bernstein Empire of Wealth by Gordon Ascent of Money by Ferguson      source