Jamie Dimon’s Books: Recommended Reading List

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

Security Analysis

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

Historical Biographies

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

Abraham Lincoln

Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

The Life of Thomas Jefferson

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

History Other

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