Books of the Week

Some books I’ve been reading during my travels this week and that others might like – an eclectic list.

  • Scroogenomics. The name more or less says it, but why you shouldn’t buy people presents for the holidays.
  • The Great Cities in History. A lovely series of essays and meditation on what made great cities great through history.
  • Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Josh Lerner’s new book on how government and venture capital should be kept far apart.
  • Lords of Finance. I got stalled half-way through this many months ago, but finally finished it off this week. Probably my favorite book of 2009, and a lucid history of how central bankers nearly broke the world a hundred years ago.