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The Ascent of Money

A Financial History of the World

Niall Ferguson

A richly original look at the origins of money and how it makes the world go ?roundNiall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of our financial system, from its genesis in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. What?s more, Ferguson reveals financial history as the essential ba...
Publish Date
2009
October 26
First Published in 2007
Goodreads rating
3.9
ISBN
8601200962765
Recommendations
2
Recommendations
Nov 10, 2015
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
Nov 09, 2020
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