The Reading Habits of Wall Street CEOs


Unsurprisingly, they prefer to read about great men: In Duff McDonald’s Last Man Standing, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon claims to have read biographies of Caesar, Alexander, Napoleon, Nelson Mandela, and ten U.S. presidents, including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Ulysses S. Grant. Meanwhile, Andrew Ross Sorkin’s Too Big to Fail contains a scene in which Goldman Sachs’s Lloyd Blankfein is reading David Fromkin’s A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East, in which Winston Churchill is a central character. [Das Krapital]