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Summer reading 2016: Economics | Financial Times

<b>The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse</b>, by Mohamed El-Erian, <i>Yale, RRP£18.99/ Random House, RRP$28</i><p>Central …

Economics

10 books about markets and finance you should read right now

But when you're hunting for the best resources on the topic, it's difficult to know where to start. Indeed, if you type "investing" into Google, you get about 293,000,000 results. The query, "investing resources for beginners" yields 187,000,000 results.<p>So, to help guide you in the right direction …

12 books every investor should read

There are countless varieties of investments from stocks, bonds, options, real estate, commodities, peer-to-peer lending and many more. In contrast with committing money to an insured bank savings account, investing typically involves trading additional risk for the opportunity for greater …

The 25 Essential Books for Every Entrepreneur’s Library

No matter what stage you’re at in the entrepreneur journey, whether you just launched your first startup or have started several successful …

7 books every MBA should read before they look for a job

I learned an incredible amount over those 12 weeks, not only about the job I was doing but about the many other areas of our business that are crucial to building a world class company.<p>And while I had fantastic resources and opportunities to learn about startups and hypergrowth companies during my …

7 short books that are worth more than an MBA

Relatively few entrepreneurs have MBAs, but I'll bet that almost all of the successful ones have read and truly treasure these seven short, easy-to-read classics:<p><b>What It Teaches:</b> Most people labor under the misconception that their life is the result of fate, luck, or circumstances.<p>This book …

Want to intern at a Wall Street bank? Here's the first thing they'll look for on your résumé

Last summer, Goldman Sachs had 59,000 applicants for roughly 2,900 intern positions.<p>So if you're going to drop your resume in a stack with thousands of others, you want it to look good.<p>We spoke with a former analyst at a bulge-bracket bank who's been through the process both as an applicant and, on …

Employment

Seven Books Every MBA Student Needs to Read

The MBA Startup Reading List<p>I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have spent my summer in Palo Alto, California, interning on the data science …

Silicon Valley

FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS: Here's the expert consensus on the top-50 players

To help you, we looked at 10 different fantasy football experts' top 50 picks and averaged where each player ranked. What's clear is that wide receivers are more important than ever — as the league makes strides to better protect quarterbacks and receivers, they're primed to rack up more points …

19 of the Best Books Written by Super-Successful CEOs

These books don't rely on tired clichés--they come from Bill Gates, Tony Hsieh, and other thought leaders who actually know what they're talking about.<p>Business books are notorious for being loaded with MBA lard, trotting out "key takeaways" like "take risks," "build a great team," and "don't be …

Leadership

Learn today's key programming languages to kick-start your coding career

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock Today's increasingly tech savvy job market is a wealth of opportunity for those who know key programming languages, like …

Life lessons from the Goldman Sachs Elevator parody twitter account

John Lefevre created the Goldman Sachs Elevator Twitter account (@GSElevator) as a parody of banking culture. He tweeted anonymously for years as he gained hundreds of thousands of followers with his notoriously outrageous and often offensive tweets. He was eventually revealed as the author of the …

6 reasons this is the perfect thank-you email to send after a job interview

You spend weeks preparing for a job interview and give 110% once you're in the hot seat. You walk out feeling confident and relieved — like your work is <i>finally</i> done.<p>But it isn't.<p>In fact, there's still one more crucial step to take if you really want to land the gig: sending the interview thank you …

The 15 best business schools for your salary

But it may be worth it — especially if you choose the right program.<p>MBAs can expect to receive a median starting salary of about $100,000, Fortune reports. Compare that to the 2014 median starting salary of bachelor's degree holders: $45,000 per year, according to the National Association of …

10 Best Investing Books to Read for Summer 2015

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are my picks for the 10 best books every investor should read this summer.<p>Hey, why not? Alfred Hitchcock put himself in …

Investing

8 online classes that will make you smarter about business

Thankfully, educational institutions and technology are making continuing your education more convenient through online courses.<p>While there are thousands of informative and inspiring online courses you can take, here are classes you definitely should enroll in if you want to be an entrepreneur.<p>This …

7 traits Wharton looks for in ideal MBA candidates

Wharton admits only about 14% of applicants.<p>After reviewing your application, essays responses, résumé, and references, the most qualified candidates will be invited in for an interview. The interview process starts with a group discussion with up to six other candidates and is followed by a …

12 tips to help you crush your interview at Goldman Sachs

On Wall Street, recruiting season will be here before we know it. Now is the perfect time to get ahead and start preparing for those interviews.<p>Fortunately, Goldman Sachs has an awesome Careers Blog. We've compiled a bunch of the tips that we found there and we thought we'd share it again.