It’s beach time for On the Money. and that means that while it’s time to kill some brain cells with tequila, it’s also time to fill ’er up with some serious reading.
We canvassed the brightest minds to see what they’ve got on their bedside tables or in the beach bags this summer. Get an edge and read their suggestions before the September starting gun goes off.
(1) Anthony Scaramucci, the New York financier turned Washington politico, is reading Graham Allison’s “Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?” this summer as he becomes more entrenched in DC culture.
The book offers “historical context for how superpowers deal with rising powers and is an excellent summary of current China,” Scaramucci told “On the Money.”
(5) JPMorgan chief Jamie Dimon is reading “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind,” by Yuval Noah Harari. The book focuses on the evolutionary biology shaping human development.
(7) Glenn Beck, the conservative media host, has some diverse selections this season, including “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion,” by Jonathan Haidt, who proposes some answers on how to heal the country.
On the flip side, Beck is also reading “Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life” by Scott M. Marshall. Dylan is a fascinating man who has taken a fascinating journey, Beck said.