From a recent strategy report out of Nomura Securities, a collection of econ/investing/innovation books they recommend. I’m sure most readers will have read many of these, but still worth a look. One of my favorites is the very last, Tenner’s "Why Things Bite Back".
As an aside, I used Zemanta to auto-add Amazon links, but it only knew five of the books. Weird.
- Butterfly Economics, Paul Ormerod (feedback loops and Lorenz economics)
- Deflation, Gary Shilling
- Balance Sheet Recession, Richard Koo (Japan’s deflationary experience)
- Cash Nexus, Niall Ferguson (inflation)
- The Prize, Daniel Yergin (oil and power)
- Metals In The Service of Man, Alexander Street (base metals)
- Barriers To Riches, Stephen Parente & Edward Prescott (machinery investment in emerging markets)
- Seeds Of Change, Henry Hobhouse (soft commodities)
- Guns, Germs And Steel, Jared Diamond (migration, urbanisation and infectious diseases)
- Collapse, Jared Diamond (the destruction of societies)
- Does IT matter? Nicholas Carr (low returns from technology)
- Diffusion Of Innovations, Rogers (low returns from technology
- Blown To Bits, Evans & Warster (low returns from technology)
- Why Things Bite Back, Edward Tenner (feedback loops in economics and technology)