Friday, February 06, 2009


I don't read a lot of business books, but I do love business histories. Ron Chernow has written a number of great books about finance and the families that built financial empires. A friend just lent me The Smartest Guys in the Room, a story about the Enron debacle.

One book that looks fascinating is the Big Rich, a story of four of the great Texan oilmen. The author Bryan Burroughs was on the Diane Rehm show recently. Listen here, it will is a great interview.


Hedy Lamar said...

You should read "Gusher of Lies" by Robert Bryce. This book completely changed how I looked at energy. Though I don't always agree with the author, he backs up his opinion with sound fact and bibliography. Pretty easy to read book.

Tripp said...

You know I have been meaning to read this one. I saw it mentioned somewhere. How did it change your views?