Tavakoli’s Top Ten Business Books of 2010

Janet Tavakoli’s list of best business books is as humorous a piece of scorched earth journalism you will ever come across. (She sure doesn’t care what bridges she burns):

Tavakoli’s Top Ten Business Books of 2010

• New Century: Fooling Me All of the Time or Why Improper Practices Only Matter When I’m Short and Not Earning Double Digit Dividends by David Einhorn

• The Race to Stop the Collapse of Goldman Sachs and Exploit the Crisis, by Henry M. Paulson

• The End of Wall Street and the Global Takeover by Financial Oligarchs, by Roger Lowenstein

• If Everyone is a Devil, Then No One is Responsible, Particularly not any Wall Street Bank that Your Husband May End Up Getting Paid Big Bucks to Defend, by Bethany McLean

• Blame the Meltdown on Outliers Instead of Outright Liars, by Scott Patterson

• Crybaby Game: I’m Taller than You Are, and My Banking Friends Didn’t Instigate Securities Fraud, Those Damn Bond Insurers are to Blame by Christine Richard

• Trust Bernanke to Fund, by Andrew Sorkin

• The Big Shortcut: Skip Hard-Hitting Facts and Excuse Fraud as Delusion, by Michael Lewis

• The Greatest Trade Ever: It Beats Investigative Journalism, by Gregory Zuckerman

• Buffett Dearest: If You Had a Hot Line to the Treasury, You’d Sell Your Principles Too, by Janet Tavakoli


Janet Tavakoli is the president of Tavakoli Structured Finance, and has more than 20 years of experience in senior investment banking positions, trading, structuring and marketing structured financial products. She is a former adjunct associate professor of derivatives at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.  Author of: Credit Derivatives & Synthetic Structures (1998, 2001), Collateralized Debt Obligations & Structured Finance (2003), Structured Finance & Collateralized Debt Obligations (2008), and Dear Mr. Buffett: What an Investor Learns 1,269 Miles from Wall Street (2009).

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