Saturday January 5, 2013
Compiled by THEAN LEE CHENG
The Oracle Speaks: Warren Buffett in his own words
Edited by David Andrews
Publisher: B2 Books
There are quite a number of books on – and about – Warren Buffett. This one is drawn from his public statements and decades of interviews with one of the most well-known investors today. This book comprises Buffett’s quotes through the decades on various issues, from investing, US policies, life lessons and Berkshire Hathaway. It’s Buffett in bite-sizes, minus the business jargon.
Free Ride: Digital parasites are destroying the culture business
Author: Robert Levine
Publisher: Anchor Books
A decade ago, the media companies that make movies, TV shows and publish newspapers were the envy of the business world. As a new generation of technology companies grows rich from their products, these former titans are scrambling to find their place online. Levine analyses these conflicts and suggests ways the media business can fight back.
Man vs Markets: Economics Explained (Plain and Simple)
Author: Paddy Hirsch
Publisher: Harper Business
Author Paddy Hirsch breaks down business and economics jargon for the novice. He explains the different investment products and the financial system with candor and wit, and translates the confusing language of finance. Hirsch writes about bonds, swaps, the banking system, the stock market and the US economy. The global economic climate has generated quite a bit of interest and of late there has been quite a number of books such as this one.