Reading list
The end of a challenging year for the housing finance industry is a good time to for mortgage professionals to consider some inspirational holiday reading that could help them recharge.

We spoke with mortgage executives about what books they might recommend for this purpose, and they gave us some reading list suggestions. We also came up with a couple of our own.

The following books may be helpful to anyone working in the mortgage industry who wants to take a break from their day-to-day work over the holidays to take a look at the big picture, or simply be inspired.
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Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy by George Gilder
Recommended by Les Parker, managing director for Transformational Mortgage Solutions, and a consultant at Ainsworth Advisors

"It contains information to assess the future of technology."

Hardcover: $22.19, E-book: $14.99
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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Recommended by Les Parker, managing director for Transformational Mortgage Solutions, and a consultant at Ainsworth Advisors

"It is a must-read for all credit risk managers, interest rate risk managers, and strategic policy-setters."

Hardcover: $20.52, Paperback: $14.40, E-book: $14.99
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Jeff Bezos: The Force Behind the Brand: Insight and Analysis into the Life and Accomplishments of the Richest Man on the Planet (Billionaire Visionaries) (Volume 1) by JR MacGregor
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The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success by Albert-László Barabási
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The Freedom Plan: Redesign Your Business to Work Less, Earn More and Be Free by Natalie Sisson
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The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis