The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty

The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty

Author: Clayton M Christensen, Efosa Ojomo, Karen Dillon

Publisher: HarperBusiness (January 15, 2019)

HBXer–Marvin Hansen ‘s recommendation:

  • When I started reading my copy, I got a deeper understanding that the prosperity paradox explains the phenomena of diminishing return that is so prevalent in modern day capitalism.The solution, while counter-intuitive, also explains the enormous success of very large unicorns like Uber, and Alibaba and as such, the application of the prosperity paradox goes well beyond development aid.

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Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

Author: John Brooks

Publisher: Open Road Media; Reprint edition (July 8, 2014)

HBXer–Mike Oren’s Comments:

  • It’s from the 60s and is a favorite book by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. I recently started reading it myself, and it seems like a great explanation of market panic (although I think there’s a lot more–this starting it).
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