The Goldman Sachs back-to-school book list: 16 book recommendations for fall

Financial firm Goldman Sachs tapped executives from its offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Austin, Texas, and Jersey City, N.J., to put together a reading list with "book recommendations for every age and career stage."

The recommendations range from a war correspondent's take on the Vietnam War to collection of essays on how design can solve social, political and economic problems. Some books examine race in America, such as Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me and Melvin Oliver and Thomas Shapiro's Black Wealth, White Wealth. Others take on more traditional business topics, such as The Healthy Workplace by Leigh Stringer. Yet other picks make for lighter reading, such as Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything.

Here is a listing of the 16 books recommended by Goldman Sachs executives.

1. Dispatches, by Michael Herr
2. The Noise of Time, by Julian Barnes
3. Massive Change, by Bruce Mau
4. Zero to One, by Blake Masters and Peter Thiel
5. Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics, by Jonathan Wilson
6. World Order, by Henry Kissinger
7. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond
8. Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything, by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
9. The Healthy Workplace, by Leigh Stringer
10. Half of the Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
11. A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara
12. The Signal and the Noise: Why so many predictions fail - but some don't, by Nate Silver
13. Churchill: A Life, by Martin Gilbert
14. Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
15. Black Wealth, White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality, by Melvin L. Oliver and Thomas Shapiro
16. Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi

Find out more about the recommendations here.


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