Tuesday, June 15, 2010

what are the billionaire's reading this summer?

i know i ask myself that question every summer. not. but it seems that the last 11 years jp morgan private bank has sent its clients a summer reading list, a list of 10 books specifically chosen for the bank’s rich clients. to create the list, jpm bankers from around the world submitted more than 450 nonfiction books for consideration. a committee then chose the top 10, based on each tome’s ability to “capture the essence of our clients’ personal and professional lives.”

here is the list of books for this summer:
- On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System by Henry M. Paulson Jr.
- Life is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment by Peter Buffett
- The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World by David Kirkpatrick.
- Written in Water: Messages of Hope for Earth’s Most Precious Resource by Irena Salina
- Mark Twain: Man in White: The Grand Adventure of His Final Years by Michael Shelden
- BlackBerry: The Inside Story of Research in Motion by Rod McQueen.
- The Principles of Thai Cookery by Chef McDang.
- Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century by Peter Galassi.
- Fine Wines: The Best Vintages Since 1900 by Michel Dovaz.

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