My favourite business books, in no particular order

A Listmania! list by Justin Murphy (Luxembourg)
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The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron
1.  The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron by Peter Elkind
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  "How Enron fell and why. Makes you wonder how many other structured finance deals are just a big con."
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My Life as a Quant: Reflections on Physics and Finance (Finance & Investments)
2.  My Life as a Quant: Reflections on Physics and Finance (Finance & Investments) by Emanuel Derman
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  "Surprisingly readable. It's not just the lawyers who feel like outsiders in an investment bank: apparently these guys have the same problem."
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Barbarians At The Gate
3.  Barbarians At The Gate by Bryan Burrough
The list author says:
  "Any story that includes a guy named Joe Flom must be a good one. But don't let it seduce you into working in M&A."
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The Predator's Ball: The Inside Story of Drexel Burnham and the Rise of the Junk Bond Raiders
4.  The Predator's Ball: The Inside Story of Drexel Burnham and the Rise of the Junk Bond Raiders by Connie Bruck
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  "Michael Milken had a fantastic business, and would never have lost it if he had had a good lawyer sitting next to him (and had followed his advice)."
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When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long Term Capital Management
5.  When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long Term Capital Management by Roger Lowenstein
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  "To a lawyer, this story shows the importance of having all your swap confirmations in good order in case you go bust. Sad really."
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Liar's Poker (Hodder Great Reads)
6.  Liar's Poker (Hodder Great Reads) by Michael Lewis
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  "This is a really good book. If you only read one on this list, make it this one."
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Rogue Trader
7.  Rogue Trader by Nick Leeson
The list author says:
  "Not great literature, but still essential reading. How an ordinary, likeable guy inadvertently trashed his bank."
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Principles of Corporate Finance
8.  Principles of Corporate Finance by Myers
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  "By no means a good read, so don't bother. But it should be on display in your office."
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Inside the House of Money: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in the Global Markets
9.  Inside the House of Money: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in the Global Markets by Steven Drobny
The list author says:
  "Useful if you would like to know what a hedge fund actually is. Less nauseating than "Hedgehogging"."
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Where Are the Customers' Yachts?: Or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street (Wiley Investment Classics)
10.  Where Are the Customers' Yachts?: Or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street (Wiley Investment Classics) by Fred Schwed Jr.
The list author says:
  "Funny and true"
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