We at Finbuzz hope you believe that reading is the best hobby to enjoy this coming weekend, and we cannot resist to share a very special recommended reading list of books that helps you get into Goldman Sachs mindset.

One of the biggest investment banks announced its second annual Back-to-School Reading List. It is now a ritual Goldman Sachs executives perform every autumn.

The books are said to be for “every age and career stage”. The genres vary from science fiction to business and to biography, the topics are also diverse. Goldman Sachs promised they would continue updating the books list over the next few weeks, now we would like to present the list of top 9:

  1. Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything, by Jennifer Keishin ArmstrongSeinfeldia

The Goldman’s managing director Dino Fusco says that this book is “must-read” for everybody. The book is a look behind the scenes into the beloved of all 1989 sitcom, Seinfeld. The book gives a detailed description how the show was created and what impact it has over the lives of those watching it.

  1. The Healthy Workplace, by Leigh Stringerthe_healthy_workplace

The book introduces the ways in which such influential companies as Google and Аpple can workplace healthier and more productive. Fusco stated that the book contains provocative data and statistics, and is also intriguing and full of anecdotes.

  1. Half of the Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichehalf_of_the_yellow_sun
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The book reveals the events happening in during the country’s Biafran civil war. We are seeing the event through the eyes of the three main characters. The Goldman’s international head of human capital management Sally Boyle said that the author did a great job drawing the characters and that in the book one can feel the compassion the author has for her country and its people.

  1. A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagiharaa_little_life_by_hanya_yanagihara

A Little Life follows the lives of four college friends trying to make it in New York City. The novel was shortlisted for both the 2015 Man Booker Prize and Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

  1. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—but Some Don’t, by Nate Silverthe_signal_and_the_noise__why_so_many_predictions_fail

The book is written on life-based examples which explain why we fail at estimating things correctly and how to enhance our prediction skills. The aspects in which those predictions can be used vary from stock markets to baseball performance.

  1. Churchill: A Life, by Martin Gilbertchurchill_a_life

Clark also recommends this biography exploring Winston Churchill, the U.K. prime minister during the Second World War. Churchill was fascinating “for his mistakes and failures as he is for his successes, his seemingly boundless energy and curiosity, and for having been an incredibly prolific writer,” Clark said.

  1. Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coatesbetween_the_world_and_me

The book reveals what it is like to live a life in the U.S being a black male. The book was suggested by the global chief operating officer of Goldman’s technology division Lisa Opoku who commented the following: “I chose to read it because I have a son and I think the experience of being a black male in America is unique.”

  1. Black Wealth, White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality, by Melvin L. Oliver and Thomas Shapiroblack_wealth_white_wealth__a_new_perspective_on_racial_inequality
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The book is tough, said Opoku, but it sheds light on what impact wealth inequality has over racial inequality. The book dwells on significant historical facts about wealth and power in the black community and the ways in which public policy has influenced them.

  1. Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasihomegoing_by_yaa_gyasi

The book tells about the lives of two half-sisters from Ghana who got separated. One was sold into slavery in the U.S, the other one was married off to a slaver the 18th century.

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