Reading List

A few books I've enjoyed:

Economics and Finance

The Mystery of Capital, Why Capitalism Succeeds in the West but Fails Everywhere Else, Hernando DeSoto
The Church and the Market,  Thomas Woods
Economics in One Lesson, Henry Hazlitt
The Elusive Quest for Growth:  Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics, William Easterly
Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, Koller, Godhart, Wessels
Living Economics, Peter Boettke
Globalization and Its Discontents, Joseph Stiglitz
Venture Capital Due Diligence: A Guide to Making Smart Investment Choices and Increasing Your Portfolio Returns. Justin J. Camp

Business

Good to Great, Jim Collins
The Rockefeller Habits, Verne Harnish
Strengths Finder 2.0, Tom Rath
E-Myth Revisited, Michael E. Gerber
Blue Ocean Strategy, Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
Corporate Turnaround, How Managers Turn Losers into Winners, Donald Bilbeaut
Lessons From Private Equity Every Manager Can Use, Orit Gadiesh and Hugh MacArthur
The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything, Guy Kawasaki
The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private equity Industry That Owns Everything, Jason Kelley
The Little Book that Beats the Market, Joel Greenblatt
Topgrading: How Leading companies Win by Hiring, Coaching, and Keeping the Best People, Bradford D. Smart, Ph. D.
Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity in BoP Markets, Eric Kacou
Contemporary Strategy Analysis, Sixth Edition, Robert M. Grant
No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs, Dan Kennedy

Faith and Inspirational

A Severe Mercy, Sheldon Vanauken
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl
Catholic Social Teaching and the Market Economy, Various authors, edited by Philip Booth
Who Moved My Cheese, Spencer Johnson, M.D.
Charity in Truth, Pope Benedict XVI

Fiction and Non-Fiction Fun
A Pirate Looks at Fifty, Jimmy Buffet
Don't Stop the Carnival, Herman Wok
Eat the Rich: A Treatise on Economics, P.J. O'Rourke
Flight of Passage: A Memoir,  Rinker Buck

Books either on my growing reading list or that I am reading now (if there are others that you think I would enjoy, I'd love to know about them, please contact me at david@davidicusimano.com)

The Road to Serfdom, F.A.  Hayek
Human Action, Ludwig von Mises
Crossing the Chasm:  Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers, Geoffrey A. Moore
The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World, Daniel Yergin
How the Scots Invented the Modern World, Arthur Herman
King of Capital: The Remarkable Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone, David Casey and John E. Morris
Capitalism and Freedom, Milton Friedman
Tales From Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffet

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