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The Big Short

Michael Lewis has written from the perspective of a financial insider for more than 20 years. His first book, Liar’s Poker, was a warts-and-all account of Wall Street culture in the 1980s, when Lewis worked at the investment bank Salomon Brothers.

Freakonomics

Freakonomics argues that many apparent mysteries of everyday life don’t need to be so mysterious: they could be illuminated and made even more fascinating by asking the right questions and drawing connections.

The Black Swan

The Black Swan is a different look at business. It talks about predicting the future. Forecasting is not just at the heart of Wall Street, but it’s something each of us does every time we make an insurance payment or strap on a seat belt.