I ran across these last evening in The Economist, January 11th-17th issue and found them interesting:
The author writes about an $500 billion annual industry in which he builds up the scrap dealer, who turns the scrap into usable goods. A statistic of note that I found fascinating is that America in 2011 recycled nearly 12 million vehicles and that China is one of the fastest growing markets for shredders.
Guardians Of Prosperity: Why America Needs Big Banks Richard Bove
Most of the recent books have been of the big bank bashing variety, but Mr. Bove, a banking analyst, challenges this thinking. He blames macroeconomic influences rather than on individual bankers. I feel challenged to read a book like this because it stretches my thinking.