Jamie Dimon is one of the most, if not the most successful CEO in America. He lead JP Morgan throughout the financial crisis, and helped it emerged as one of the most successful large financial institutions in the country.
Under Dimon's leadership with the acquisitions on his watch, JPMorganChase has now become the leading U.S. bank in domestic assets under management, market capitalization value, and publicly traded stock value. JPMorganChase is also the #1 credit card provider in the United States.
In 2009, Mr. Dimon was considered one of "The TopGun CEOs" by Brendan Wood International, an advisory agency. To read more about Dimon's life check out The House of Dimon: How JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon Rose to the Top of the Financial World.
Dimon weighed in on his own reading list recently. When JPMorgan had a town hall for summer interns in June 2010, quite a few people asked Jamie Dimon (CEO) for a reading list. He e-mailed them back the following list of his favorite books "which includes a variety of business and history books."
The World Is Flat
Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors
The Intelligent Investor
Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
Jack: Straight from the Gut
Sam Walton: Made In America
Double Your Profits: In Six Months or Less
Built from Scratch: How a Couple of Regular Guys Grew The Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion
Only the Paranoid Survive
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America
Undaunted Courage : Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Eisenhower Soldier and President
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
Washington: The Indispensable Man
Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
The Life of Thomas Jefferson
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos
A History of Knowledge: Past, Present, and Future
The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor
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