By Dan Barrett

Best Business & Money Books – February 2015

Businesses

Every month at Reckon we seek to identify interesting books related to business that can stimulate thinking on the matter. The following are books that we believe can inspire and challenge.
We are also keen for any book recommendations you may have. What books have you found inspiration from?

The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy
Author: David Graeber
Anthropologist David Graeber explores the evolution of bureaucracy throughout the ages. Through this exploration, Graeber considers the notion that freedom and technological innovation are being lost to our need for ordered bureaucracy.
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Bold: How To Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact The World
Author: Peter H Diamandis & Steven Kotler
Exploring the large notions of disruption in today’s world, Bold splits its analysis into three sections. First, Bold examines the technology that enables entrepreneurs to go from having an idea to transforming it into a billion dollar company. The second section sets its focus on the psychology of these bold entrepreneurs, with insights from Larry Page, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos. Finally the third section covers the best practices that allow entrepreneurs to tap into the hyper-connected crowd.
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Hidden In Plain Sight: What Really Caused The World’s Worst Financial Crisis and Why it Could Happen Again
Author: Peter J Wallison
Many of us are still feeling the affects of the 2008 global financial crisis. This book seeks to affirm the views held by many US conservatives that it was government regulation that led to the housing crash and not that it was caused by Wall Street greed. An interesting counter to the generally agreed-upon belief.
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Mumpreneur: The Complete Guide To Starting and Running A Business
Author: Annabel Karmel
Karmel, a best-selling author who has successfully started her own business, provides insight on how she started. Annabel also brings together a practical advice and inspiring stories from top business leaders and working mothers, including Chrissie Rucker, Thomasina Miers, Liz Earle, Thea Green and Jacqueline Gold.
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The Plastic Banknote: From Concept To Reality
Author: David H. Solomon & Tom H. Spurling
This book describes the story of the Currency Notes Research and Development project from its inception in 1968 through to the release of the $10 Australian bicentennial plastic banknote in 1988. The technology behind the plastic note, as developed here in Australia is now used in over 30 countries with counterfeiting protection key in mind.
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