Michael Bloomberg
Book Recommendations

  • Lessons of Hope

    Lessons of Hope

    Lessons of Hope

    Joel Klein
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.61 (133)

    In 2002, new york city’s newly elected mayor, michael bloomberg, began his first term with a controversial announcement: his administration had won control of the city’s school system in a first step toward reversing its precipitous decline. joel klein, an accomplished lawyer completely outside of the education establishment, was selected to lead this ambitious, unprecedented campaign. lessons of hope is klein’s inside account of his eight-year mission of improvement: demanding accountability; eliminating political favoritism; and battling a powerful teachers’ union that seemed determined to protect the worst in its ranks.

    Michael Bloomberg

    LESSONS OF HOPE can help point the way forward.

    Nov 6, 2014 — Source

  • Make Trouble

    Make Trouble

    Make Trouble

    Cecile Richards,Lauren Peterson
    Biography & Autobiography
    4.29 (3,284)

    From cecile richards—the president of planned parenthood, daughter of the late governor ann richards, featured speaker at the women’s march on washington, and “the heroine of the resistance” (vogue)—comes a story about learning to lead and make change, based on a lifetime of fighting for women’s rights and social justice.cecile richards has been an activist since she was taken to the principal’s office in seventh grade for wearing an armband in protest of the vietnam war. richards had an extraordinary girlhood in ultra-conservative texas, where her hell-raising parents—her civil rights

    Michael Bloomberg

    We can all agree that she's made a big difference

    May 24, 2018 — Source

  • HRC

    HRC

    HRC

    Amie Parnes,Jonathan Allen
    3.62 (1,404)

    Hillary clinton’s surprising defeat in the 2008 democratic primary brought her to the nadir of her political career, vanquished by a much younger opponent whose message of change and cutting-edge tech team ran circles around her stodgy campaign. and yet, six years later, she has reemerged as an even more powerful and influential figure, a formidable stateswoman and the presumed front-runner for the 2016 democratic presidential nomination, marking one of the great political comebacks in history. the story of hillary’s phoenixlike rise is at the heart of hrc, a riveting

    Michael Bloomberg

    required reading on one of America's most successful women

    May 1, 2014 — Source

  • The Gargoyle Hunters

    The Gargoyle Hunters

    The Gargoyle Hunters

    John Freeman Gill
    Business enterprises
    3.67 (897)

    Hilarious and poignant, the gargoyle hunters is a love letter to a vanishing city, and a deeply emotional story of fathers and sons. intimately portraying new york's elbow-jostling relationship with time, the novel solves the mystery of a brazen and seemingly impossible architectural heist: the theft of an entire historic manhattan building that stunned the city and made the front page of the new york times in 1974. with both his family and his city fracturing, thirteen-year-old griffin watts is recruited into his estranged father's illicit and dangerous architectural salvage

    Michael Bloomberg

    a creative take on the dramatic carvings that adorn many of NYC’s buildings

    Mar 30, 2017 — Source

  • Sweat Equity

    Sweat Equity

    Sweat Equity

    Jason Kelly
    Business & Economics
    3.65 (202)

    Sweat equity goes inside the multibillion dollar trend toward endurance sports and fitness to discover who's driving it, who's paying for it, and who's profiting. bloomberg's jason kelly, author of the new tycoons, profiles the participants, entrepreneurs, and investors at the center of this movement, exploring this phenomenon in which a surge of people—led by the most affluent—are becoming increasingly obsessed with looking and feeling better. through in-depth looks inside companies and events from new york road runners to tough mudder and ironman, kelly profiles the companies and people aiming

    Michael Bloomberg

    a great read in between my yoga poses.

    Apr 26, 2016 — Source

  • Principles

    Principles

    Principles

    Ray Dalio
    Business & Economics
    4.08 (45,960)

    In 1975, ray dalio founded an investment firm, bridgewater associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in new york city. forty years later, bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the united states, according to fortune magazine. dalio himself has been named to time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. along the way, dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture,

    Michael Bloomberg

    Everyone with goals & dreams can learn from @RayDalio’s approach

    Oct 10, 2017 — Source

  • The Start-Up of You

    The Start-Up of You

    The Start-Up of You

    Ben Casnocha,Reid Hoffman
    3.81 (9,052)

    6 hrs and 41 minsa blueprint for thriving in your job and career in today’s challenging world of work by applying the lessons of silicon valley’s most innovative entrepreneurs. the career escalator is jammed at every level. unemployment rates are sky-high. creative disruption is shaking every industry. global competition for jobs is fierce. the employer-employee pact is over, and traditional job security is a thing of the past. here, linkedin cofounder and chairman reid hoffman and author ben casnocha show how to accelerate your career in today’s competitive world. the

    Michael Bloomberg

    Read @Quixotic's new book

    Feb 17, 2012 — Source

  • Dealing with China

    Dealing with China

    Dealing with China

    Henry M. Paulson
    Business & Economics
    3.75 (1,383)

    Dealing with china takes the reader behind closed doors to witness the creation and evolution of china's state-controlled capitalism. written in the same anecdote-rich, page-turning style as paulson's bestselling memoir, on the brink , dealing with china is certain to become the classic and definitive examination of engaging an economic superpower. hank paulson has dealt with china unlike any other foreigner. as head of goldman sachs, paulson had a pivotal role in opening up china to private enterprise. then, as treasury secretary, he created the strategic economic dialogue with what

    Michael Bloomberg

    The book really is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand China today

    Apr 15, 2015 — Source

  • The Greatest Beer Run Ever

    The Greatest Beer Run Ever

    The Greatest Beer Run Ever

    J.T. Molloy,John "Chick" Donohue
    3.95 (3,501)

    “chickie takes us thousands of miles on a hilarious quest laced with sorrow, but never dull. you will laugh and cry, but you will not be sorry that you read this rollicking story.”—malachy mccourtsoon to be a major motion picture written and directed by peter farrelly, who won two academy awards for green book—a wildly entertaining, feel-good memoir of an irish-american new yorker and former u.s. marine who embarked on a courageous, hare-brained scheme to deliver beer to his pals serving vietnam in the late 1960s.one night in 1967, twenty-six-year-old

    Michael Bloomberg

    Hollywood is now making the movie, but nothing can top the story told in his own words.

    Feb 8, 2021 — Source

  • Brotopia

    Brotopia

    Brotopia

    Emily Chang
    Business & Economics
    4.02 (5,628)

    For women in tech, silicon valley is not a fantasyland where millions of dollars grow on trees. it's a "brotopia," where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. vastly outnumbered, women face toxic workplaces rife with discrimination and sexual harassment, where investors take meetings in hot tubs and network at sex parties.in this powerful exposé, bloomberg tv journalist emily chang reveals how silicon valley got so sexist despite its utopian ideals, why bro culture endures despite decades of companies claiming the moral high ground (don't be evil!

    Michael Bloomberg

    important new book about gender equality in Silicon Valley.

    Feb 5, 2018 — Source

  • Thirst

    Thirst

    Thirst

    Lisa Sweetingham,Scott Harrison
    Biography & Autobiography
    4.47 (4,045)

    At 28 years old, scott harrison had it all. a top nightclub promoter in new york city, his life was an endless cycle of drugs, booze, models--repeat. but 10 years in, desperately unhappy and morally bankrupt, he asked himself, "what would the exact opposite of my life look like?" walking away from everything, harrison spent the next 16 months on a hospital ship in west africa and discovered his true calling. in 2006, with no money and less than no experience, harrison founded charity: water. today, his organization has raised

    Michael Bloomberg

    Thirst, about the world’s water crisis

    Oct 3, 2018 — Source

  • A World in Disarray

    A World in Disarray

    A World in Disarray

    Richard Haass
    3.77 (1,879)

    Things fall apart; the center cannot hold. the rules, policies, and institutions that have guided the world since world war ii have largely run their course. respect for sovereignty alone cannot uphold order in an age defined by global challenges from terrorism and the spread of nuclear weapons to climate change and cyberspace. meanwhile, great power rivalry is returning. weak states pose problems just as confounding as strong ones. the united states remains the world’s strongest country, but american foreign policy has at times made matters worse, both by what

    Michael Bloomberg

    Celebrating the release of @RichardHaass' new book

    Jan 12, 2017 — Source

  • Two Paths

    Two Paths

    Two Paths

    John Kasich
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.71 (528)

    When ohio governor john kasich ran for president, his powerful message of hope and togetherness struck a chord with american voters. in two paths: america divided or united, he carries that message forward by reflecting on the tumultuous 2016 campaign, sharing his concerns for america and his hopes for our future, and sounding a clarion call to reason and purpose, humility and dignity, righteousness and calm.“the country never looked so grand and magnificent as it did from ten thousand feet,” he writes of his time on the campaign trail, “and

    Michael Bloomberg

    reflects on a tough campaign and looks at how we can build a stronger America

    May 25, 2017 — Source

  • What If...?

    What If...?

    What If...?

    Chee Pearlman,David Rockwell,Justin Davidson
    4.5 (6)

    Widely admired for his sophistication, creativity and exuberance, david rockwell is one of the leading architects, interiors architects and set designers working today. for over 30 years, he has explored his desire to imagine new worlds, to tell stories and to engage with others. this interest is rooted in his sense of play and possibility--an endless curiosity that continually drives him to ask, "what if?" what if you could step inside a crystal goblet? what if your environment transformed with every step? what if a restaurant could vanish at a

    Michael Bloomberg

    Congrats to my good friend, the great designer and architect, David Rockwell

    Nov 25, 2014 — Source