Thomas Ross Keene CFA, is a host of Bloomberg Surveillance on both Bloomberg Radio, Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Podcasts.
10 books on the list
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"2034" is a chillingly authentic geopolitical thriller that imagines a naval clash between the US and China in the South China Sea in 2034, leading to a nightmarish global conflagration. The book follows a global cast of characters, including Americans, Chinese, Iranians, Russians, and Indians, as they navigate a new, terrifying era of cyber weaponry and escalating tensions. Written by two former military officers and award-winning authors, "2034" offers a disturbingly plausible cautionary tale of a dark yet possible future that we must do all we can to avoid.
immediate book-of-the-summer consideration @stavridisj @elliotackerman abrupt, immediate. – source
Also recommended byBalaji Srinivasan
Experience an alternative view of Abraham Lincoln in the novel from Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series. Delve into the political and personal struggles of the president during the Civil War, as he grapples with making decisions and facing loss. With Vidal's signature knowing and ironic style, Lincoln is portrayed as more than just a monolithic figure, but a complex and human character.
it is such an important book – source
Discover the world with Richard Haass's invaluable primer! The president of the Council on Foreign Relations lays down the building blocks needed to navigate our constantly changing world. This book tackles critical questions like the implications of climate change and the US's relationship with China. It aims to make readers more informed, discerning citizens who can hold politicians accountable. With this book, you'll become globally literate and better equipped to understand the complex ideas that make our world tick.
Richard Haass The World – source
Also recommended byAnthony Scaramucci
A successful businessman tells his story of rising to the top from humble beginnings in this memoir. The author shares fascinating stories of his struggles to get an education and break into Wall Street. He learned how to evaluate what a business is worth and apply street smarts to eight-figure and nine-figure deals. His ultimate theme is that free enterprise is the key to giving everyone a leg up. As he writes, "This book is my love song to capitalism."
good @realkenlangone morning here is the shovel ken would use today as he started his path of capitalism decades ago... his book is a breath of fresh air in its emotion and passions of the american experiment – source
"Discover an innovative approach to dieting in this must-read book, featuring two former obese economists who share their personal weight-loss stories. The Economists' Diet offers micro habits and meta-rules to control impulses to overeat, encourage healthier eating habits, and achieve lasting results through sustainable changes. By applying economic principles such as budgeting and supply and demand, readers are provided with simple solutions to lose weight and maintain it, without giving up their favorite foods or extreme dieting. Get ready to learn a unique and effective way to transform your eating habits for good."
jokes aside...an exceptionally important book from real fat people who lost real tangible weight. cut-and-now-chiseled @chrisxpayne & @barnettenergy buy a scale! use it!!! – source
Discover the ten rules to spotting political, economic, and social changes in real time with this practical guide to economics. Renowned traveler Ruchir Sharma's The Rise and Fall of Nations draws on his encounters with everyone from villagers to tycoons to presidents to reveal how to read political headlines, black markets, and even the price of onions to predict countries' fortunes. With insights for navigating both the post-crisis era and any era, this book is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the forces at work in our world.
must-read and his wonderful and prescient books – source
This book offers a controversial perspective on the end of globalization and its implications for prosperity and peace in the global economic order. Economist Stephen D. King combines historical analysis with current affairs to argue that the principles of free trade and open markets are beginning to fracture, and a return to nationalism could lead to economic and political conflict. King provides engaging insights into why globalization is being rejected and how best to avoid the worst possible outcomes.
grave new world stephen king – source
In a world where technology and education provide access to endless information, Tom Nichols' The Death of Expertise examines how this has led to a society that values amateur opinions over expert knowledge. This rejection of experts is fueled by the internet, the trend of customer satisfaction in higher education, and the transformation of news into entertainment. The result is a society where everyone thinks they know everything and any claim to the contrary is dismissed as elitist. This book is a warning about the danger of populism and technocracy, and its message is now more important than ever.
good book-of-the-summer morning an early candidate.... just outstanding @RadioFreeTom @ianbremmer – source
Discover the surprising reasons why paper money is at the heart of difficult problems plaguing the world. The Curse of Cash, written by acclaimed economist Kenneth Rogoff, explores the past, present, and future of currency, from ancient China to cryptocurrencies. With a record amount of cash in circulation - $1.4 trillion in U.S. dollars alone - most of it is used to finance tax evasion, corruption, terrorism, and the massive global underground economy. Rogoff explains why countries must establish effective negative interest rate policies to manage the next financial crisis, even if governments take better control of paper currency. A thought-provoking and engaging read.
good book-of-the-year morning @krogoff has written a courageous book many many people hate his idea of limiting cash. the CoC is balanced... – source
"64 Shots" is a provocative book on leadership in business and life, written by Kevin Roberts, a creative leader and iconoclast. Drawing on his experiences from the peaks of global commerce, media and sport, Roberts has condensed 64 value-accelerators into a straight-forward and instantly-absorbable method for winning. This compendium of one-liners, sound bites, tweets, charts, quotes, and historical reference points are loaded with Roberts' experience, story, brio, provocation, and direction. Each stands alone as a signpost to living an enterprising and winning life. The book features black-and-white personal photos of famous modern and historical leaders in their cultural fields, who have influenced Roberts' life's concepts of leadership in a crazy world. This high touch and glossy book, overflowing with attitude and provocation, feels like Apple, not Shakespeare. Will you take the 64 Shots?
good summer-read morning i hate leadership books: i love @KRConnect 's effort – source