What Goldman Sachs thinks you should read this autumn
MBA Careers Barbara Bierach, September 5th, 2016 / 09-14-2016
We are heading into the darker season: time for a nice cuppa and a good read. If you want to know what’s on the minds of Goldman Sachs’ business leaders as we head into winter, consider the firm’s book suggestions.
The recommendations are compiled from leaders across the globe and across the firm, according to Business Insider. Here are a few:
“The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — But Some Don't” by Nate Silver. “This is a remarkably engaging book about how people fail when making predictions and the approaches followed by superior predictors. Each chapter uses real-world examples from different disciplines to reveal how the best and worst predictors behave, including revisiting Billy Beane, the protagonist of 'Moneyball,' and speaking with Goldman Sachs' Jan Hatzius. Silver even successfully finds a way to gently introduce the reader to Bayesian statistics, which I realize is hard to believe but true." - Kent Clark, investment management division at Goldman Sachs, New Yor
“The Healthy Workplace” by Leigh Stringer. "This is a well-researched book with relevant and provocative data and - as well as intriguing insights and anecdotes - designed to shed light on how simple changes to our office workplace can increase worker productivity, reduce medical costs, and create healthier, happier employees. Everyone who works in an office can relate to the subject matter and assess for themselves the validity of its recommendations and conclusions." - Dino Fusco, global head of corporate services and real estate at Goldman Sachs, Jersey City
“Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. "The book is written by the author for his son. I chose to read it because I have a son and I think the experience of being a black male in America is unique. I want to be educated by his perspective for my son Austin's benefit." - Lisa Opoku, chief operating officer at Goldman Sachs’ technology division, New York
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