JP Morgan Summer 2013 Reading List

Since the post on last year’s list is still popular ,I thought I’d do one on this year’s list too.

Following are the titles that made it to this year’s list:

WealthymattersCreating Room To Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy is by John Wood called the Andrew Carnegie of the developing world.John Wood left Microsoft determined to put books—and learning—within the reach of every child. In this book, Wood shares his business model for making a difference. From launching the Room to Read nonprofit to navigating the process of translating books into dozens of languages, the challenges of running one of the world’s top NGOs are deftly tackled by the man who has helped millions discover the joy of reading.


The Soundtrack Of My Life: Clive Davis is penned by Clive Davis and Anthony DeCurtis. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Clive Davis is the personification of the music industry. Tales from his work as an agent to the famous and sometimes infamous—from Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin and Simon and Garfunkel to Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson and Aretha Franklin—provide the backdrop to his personal soundtrack. In this beautifully illustrated narrative, Davis recounts his remarkable path from teenage orphan to his place at the highest echelons of the billion-dollar music business.


My Beloved World: Sonia Sotomayor is the autobiography of U.S. Justice Sotomayor who learned early on that self-reliance was a core part of her constitution—and would be critical to her success. From poverty in the Bronx to the highest court in the land, Sotomayor’s story is insightful and engaging. The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court,in this book she chronicles the obstacles she faced and her determination to overcome them. My Beloved World is a journey of self-discovery—Sotomayor has defended the American way of life—and penned the American dream.


The $10 Trillion Dollar Prize: Captivating the Newly Affluent in China and India is by Michael J. Siverstein, Abheek Singhi, Carol Liao, and David Michael.More than one billion consumers are poised to reenergize the U.S. economy—and the world’s. Throughout China and India, the rising middle class is transforming markets, and is poised to become one of the most influential consumer groups in the decade ahead. Examine the wants and needs of these men and women in The $10 Trillion Dollar Prize, and explore how global enterprises and investors are navigating the unprecedented market shifts.


Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think is by Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger and Kenneth Cukier. Data—it’s ubiquitous, powerful, and it’s yours. Revered by marketers, management, politicians and scientists alike, data is being crunched, quantified and utilized in intriguing new ways. The results are wide-ranging, from lifesaving medical breakthroughs to layered pricing for your airline ticket. Mayer-Schoenberger and Cukier explore “big data” and its potential impact on our world. They explain how data is gathered and deciphered, outlining the possibilities and the potential pitfalls, including unprecedented privacy concerns.


Alone On The Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration is written by David Roberts.In this book join Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, on a trek of miraculous survival in Antarctica. A month-long journey across snow and ice, facing 100-mile-an-hour winds and desperate for food, Mawson exhibited courage and fortitude. An awe-inspiring narrative stunningly illustrated with shots of Antarctica’s extraordinary landscape from famed adventure photographer Frank Hurley, Alone on the Ice will captivate anyone who thrives on risk, pushing their personal limits, and defying the odds.


Share: The Cookbook That Celebrates Our Common Humanity is brought out by Women for Women International.The foreword is by Meryl Streep. Via this book travel the globe’s kitchens, from Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan, and explore our interdependence and the relationship to food that unites us all. Flavors, spices and foods define cultures and serve as a catalyst for bringing together family and friends. In Share, these recipes expand our wonder and strengthen our connection to those around us.


Kiss Your But Goodbye: How to Get Beyond the One Word That Stands Between You and Success is by Joe Azelby and Bob Azelby. Through this book earn from two successful business executives (and brothers) what is possible when you recognize your weaknesses and map a strategy to overcome the obstacles that block your path. Top executives, startup entrepreneurs and newly minted graduates—all will benefit from this engaging read. Identify your personal “but” and learn to remove it from the equation. Kiss Your BUT GoodBye will help you—and your team—become more productive and your business more profitable.


Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead is written by Sheryl Sandberg .Sheryl Sandberg is a powerful woman in business and an outspoken advocate for women leaders, and her ideas have launched a movement. In Lean In, she recounts her experiences and shares views that are reshaping conversations about how men and women alike benefit when women find success and fulfillment at work and home. Sandberg’s bestselling book examines how women’s progress in leadership has slowed, and it is a thought provoking interpretation of how to drive improved gender equality for the benefit of all, today and into the future.


In Hopper Drawing, the Whitney Museum’s Curator of Drawings, Carter Foster, reveals Edward Hopper through his more than 2,000 drawings, examining how the influential artist’s ideas evolved from sketches to oil paintings. Essential reading for art lovers and Hopper devotees.Foster’s book reveals the meticulous architect behind the inspired painter. Hopper Drawing is the perfect companion to the first ever museum exhibition focused on the artist’s artistic process, running at the Whitney Museum through October 2013 before traveling to Dallas and Minneapolis.

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