MBA News: Wall Street Summer Reading List

At some point during the summer—between writing essays and polishing resumes, of course—business school applicants might find themselves looking for a poolside read worthy of a future MBA. Luckily, the New York Times DealBook has offered up an “essential” Wall Street summer reading list in response to one student’s inquiry: “If you wanted to get smart about business by reading your way through the summer, what would your master reading list look like?” DealBook editor Andrew Ross Sorkin offers a rundown of some of his favorite finance and management literature, from the fictional to the philosophical.

  • Den of Thieves by James B. Stewart
  • Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar
  • Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis
  • The Informant by Kurt Eichenwald
  • Indecent Exposure by David McClintick
  • Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed
  • Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman
  • The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas L. Friedman
  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  • Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller Sr. by Ron Chernow
  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
  • The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham

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