The end of the year lists continue.
Bloomberg asked a number of CEOs, policy makers, academics, investors, economists, and other financial types for their favorite books of 2012.
Among those contributing: CEOs James Gorman of Morgan Stanley, HSBC Holdings Plc’s Stuart Gulliver and Anshu Jain of Deutsche Bank AG. International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde made nominations as did former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and one-time U.S. Treasury secretaries Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers. Nobel laureates Michael Spence and Edmund Phelps also sent submissions.
The most popular picks were:
- The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert Caro
- Volcker: The Triumph of Persistence by William L. Silber
- Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
- Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson
- The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver