Business-Minded

Looking for some insightful business reads.

  • Elon Musk: Inventing the Future

    Book Dumpling Recommends for: Anyone interested in driving / owning a Tesla. Lovers of 'awe'some inventors. Two words: Elon. Musk.


  • The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined

    A hedge-fund analyst creates algebra mini-lectures for his niece on YouTube: enter millions of hits and the creation of the Khan Academy or ‘access to education' for all. Perfect for: • Readers interested in alternative / supplementary forms of education. • Lovers of education-related non-fiction. • A pretty cool story...


  • Pitch Perfect: How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time

    How to say something, albeit say it properly, is no easy feat. How to present yourself to an audience, while leaving a lasting impression, while conveying your main ideas concisely and effectively, is most certainly one of the more difficult and fear-inducing undertakings we are all faced with at one...


  • This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking

    Ranging from philosophical and psychological topics including temperament, delusion, mistaken concepts and the 80/20 principle, Smarter collects essays from today’s leading thinkers and visionaries resulting in a fascinating and accessible read that will make you all the wiser.Great for:• Anyone interested in psychology or philosophy • Those looking for a...


  • The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

    Most of us know the name, but few of us know how Warren Buffett became Warren Buffett: read this to find out. Great for: Buffett aficionados Biography lovers interested in a great American success story Those interested in finance 


  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

    No business section would be complete without one of Gladwell’s entertaining-yet-intellectual studies of how trends emerge.Great for:Most readers including older teensLovers of Gladwell’s New Yorker writingEntrepreneurial types 


  • Thinking, Fast and Slow

    We think certain things are obvious when they’re not: read this book to find about how to break down the inner workings of our thought processes.Great for psychology buffsReaders who enjoy concrete case studiesA book to make you sound smarter


  • The Wealthy Barber

    A great book about making sure your savings work wonders for you. Great for: People starting to earn their money Readers looking for accessible aid with financial planning That great title 


  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad

    Kiyosaki offers simple steps that any person can take to both make and save money. Great for: Strategies and advice on managing your money Putting your money to work Understanding savings 


  • How to Win Friends and Influence People

    Here’s some plain, common sense that people often forget to use in their day-to-day lives. Simple and effective tools for anyone in any line of business, Carnegie shows you how to leave a good impression and gain respect among peers. Great for: Those looking for self-improvement Anyone interested in increasing...


  • Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System from Crisis — and Themselves

     What exactly did happen that led to the 2008-2009 financial crash in the US? Sorkin combines expertise with accessible prose to investigate the key players that brought the economy to its knees.Great for:Those interested in finance, economics and politicsReaders wishing to familiarize themselves with an issue that is usually difficult...


  • Liar’s Poker

    With a wicked sense of humour, Lewis introduces readers both expert (and, like myself, in the dark) to the world of Wall Street Traders where people behave more like animals than human beings. As someone who balks at the thought of reading about finance, this book was thoroughly enjoyable and...


  • The Art of Choosing

    Social psychologist, Sheena Iyengar, examines the role of choice in our lives through subjects as varied as the power of advertising to the ideas behind arranged marriages.Great for: • Readers who enjoy social psychology using interesting examples • Anyone looking to reexamine the way they make choices • Those who...