In conjunction with the second Conférence de l’INSEAD 2016-2017, “Face au déferlement de la violence terroriste, quel devenir pour la démocratie ?” on Thursday 1 December, the Doriot library is hosting a special display of books written by Benoît Chantre. The speaker is President of the Association Recherches Mimétiques and a fellow of the Imitatio Foundation in the United States. His last book “Les derniers jours de René Girard” was published in 2016 by the Grasset edition. Also on display the DVD of the Conférence de l’INSEAD “Passions, violence et croyance : l’homme est-il maître de son devenir“
Please come and visit our special book display on the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2016
The Man Who Knew, a colourful and exhaustive biography of Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, is this year’s Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year.
Sebastian Mallaby, is the 12th winner of the £30,000 award, which goes to the “most compelling and enjoyable” title of the year.
“The Man Who Knew is an impressive work of scholarship,” Lionel Barber, editor of the FT and chair of the book award judges, said. “It’s a masterpiece of political economy and, above all, it’s a great and enjoyable read.”
Mr Mallaby’s 800-page book was published in October by Bloomsbury and Penguin Press, and was hailed as “exceptional” in an FT review. It came up against strong competition from five other shortlisted books tackling the world’s critical economic and management challenges — from the US productivity gap to persistent gender imbalances.
Each of the other shortlisted titles wins £10,000. They are:
- The Rise and Fall of American Growth by economist Robert Gordon.
- What Works, Iris Bohnet’s guide to how organisations can help offset unconscious bias against women and manage diversity.
- Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott’s The 100-Year Life, on the threats and opportunities of growing longevity.
- Makers and Takers, Rana Foroohar’s critique of the dominance of high finance.
- Alibaba, Duncan Clark’s inside account of the rise of the Chinese internet company and its founder Jack Ma.
On display on the ground floor of the Doriot Library from Thursday 24 November to Sunday 4 December.
Please find the list here
an American boy in France
by Thad Carhart
Travel collection: France
After reading this book, you will see Fontainebleau and its castle in a new light.
Carhart not only writes about his happy years in Fontainebleau in the mid-1950s, when he was a child, but from there, goes back and forth to the annals of French history from the 16th to the 19th century. Many historical figures show up from Henry II, his wife Catherine de Medici, and his mistress, Diane de Poitiers, to Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and Napoleon Bonaparte.
In Carhart’s view, the chateau sums up a whole society and a way of life. By preserving it, he argues, the French have preserved their inimitable heritage.
Come and check out this book at Doriot library. A very enjoyable read!
Five easy theses:
commonsense solutions to America’s greatest economic challenges
James M. Stone
Doriot and Tanoto Libraries
HC500.33 .U7 D86 2016
A business leader and esteemed economic thinker outlines simple solutions to America’s five most pressing public policy issues, from healthcare to education to inequality.
America today confronts a host of urgent problems, many of them seemingly intractable, but some we are entirely capable of solving. In Five Easy Theses, James M. Stone presents specific, common-sense solutions to a handful of our most pressing challenges, showing how simple it would be to shore up Social Security, rein in an out-of-control financial sector, reduce inequality, and make healthcare and education better and more affordable. The means are right in front of us, Stone explains, in various policy options that — if implemented — could preserve or enhance government revenue while also channeling the national economy toward the greater good.
Accessible and thought provoking, Five Easy Theses reveals that a more democratic, prosperous America is well within our reach.
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The Doriot Library is hosting a display on the following INSEAD book: Black swan start-ups: understanding the rise of successful technology business in unlikely places by Sami Mahroum.
From Monday 7 to Sunday 20 November on the ground floor of the library.
The Doriot and Tanoto Libraries are hosting a special display on Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström who have been awarded The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2016, “for their contributions to contract theory”.