Callahan, David, KINDRED SPIRITS, HARVARD’S EXTRAORDINARY BUSINESS CLASS OF 1949 AND HOW THEY TRANSFORMED AMERICAN BUSINESS. Forbes, Inc., 2002. The predecessors to charismatic CEOs who built the modern corporations.
Chua, Amy, WORLD ON FIRE (Doubleday, 2002). Unbridled democracies can be harmful.
Foster, Richard & Kaplan, Sarah. CREATIVE DESTRUCTION: Why Companies That Are Built to Last Underperform the Market—and How to Successfully Transform Them. New York; Doubleday, 2001.
Garten, Jeffrey E., THE POLITICS OF FORTUNE: A NEW AGENDA FOR BUSINESS LEADERS. Harvard Business School Press, 2002. Dean of Yale’s Business School tells CEO’s how to prosper from globalization.
Greenspan, Alan – VARIOUS FEDERAL RESERVE SPEECHES, New Yorker article – “Ayn Rand,” June 2002. Gives historical picture of Fed Chairman who has served 2 terms (16 years) and many presidents.
Heilbroner, Robert L. – THE WORLDLY PHILOSOPHERS. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1980 (1953). Profiles of leading economists.
Janeway, Eliot – THE ECONOMICS OF CRISIS. New York: Weybright & Talley, 1968. How U.S. govt. learned to play active role in economic growth to pay for wars.
Keynes, John Maynard – THE GENERAL THEORY OF EMPLOYMENT, INTEREST AND MONEY. Harcourt, Brace, New York, 1964. Lord Keynes was the most influential Twentieth Century economist.
Khurana, Rakesh, SEARCHING FOR A CORPORATE SAVIOR: The irrational quest for charismatic CEOs. (Princeton University Press, New Jersey, 2002). Hero worship of CEOs is what led to Worldcom and other corporate malfeasance.
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH (www.nber.org)–Panel that determines business cycles and does economic research.
Reich, Robert – THE FUTURE OF SUCCESS. New York: Alfred Knopf, 2001. What our mad rush into tomorrow has done to the job market from Clinton’s former Labor Secretary.
Sen, Amartya – DEVELOPMENT AS FREEDOM. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1999. What elements bring about democracy and freedom in developing countries by a Nobel Prize laureate.