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The annual J.P. Morgan Reading List features a selection of books
culled from around the world.

Dec 17, 2012 | Related Links Index Hidden Parent

Each year, the J.P. Morgan Reading List introduces clients, colleagues and the public at large to a short list of newly published works that we believe have the power to challenge
and inspire. Selections are drawn from more than 500 titles, submitted for consideration by J.P. Morgan employees around
the world.
Now in its 14th year, the Reading List was first started “as a way to connect with our clients in a more personal way beyond
the day-to-day business relationship,” says Darin Oduyoye, Global Head of Communications for Asset Management, who has organized the selection of books since the list’s inception.
Fresh perspectives
Introduced in partnership with bookseller Barnes & Noble, more than 200 titles have been featured to date. The 11 books on this year’s list cover a wide range of topics, from the life of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Clive Davis to the impact of “big data” on the world, to the drawings of American artist Edward Hopper.
The book, The $10 Trillion Prize, by Michael J. Siverstein, Abheek Singhi, Carol Liao and David Michael, for example, talks about the more than one billion consumers in China and India who represent a rising middle class. “The book looks at what that demographic means for global business and the economy at large,” says Oduyoye.

Share: The Cookbook That Celebrates Our Common Humanity, from Women International, takes readers on a culinary adventure through recipes from around the world. “It’s focused on how food really unites us. It’s also a nice tie-in to the firm’s sponsorship of ‘Our Global Kitchen’ at the American Museum of Natural History,” explains Oduyoye.

This year’s reading list also includes Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer for Facebook. “Sheryl Sandberg has ignited a national conversation with this book around encouraging women to ‘lean in’ to career opportunities and advancement,” notes Oduyoye.

View and purchase this year’s selections


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