Transmaket Group Chairman Ray Cahnman says his firm’s interns and staff are encouraged to read, watch and learn.
Here is his essential summer reading and must-see list of movies and videos. Some of it is core financial reading and viewing but others are more general. The last on the list, “This CEO is out for Blood” could easily be the first and best read of all, an inspiring story about Theranos, a company started by a 19-year-old Stanford University student and her professor, which may well change the face of healthcare in the U.S. and beyond.
Others on the list are classics such as: “Innovator’s Dilemma,” “Good To Great” and perhaps the best trading movie ever, “Trading Places” with Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy (Available on Netflix). We also have an interview with Joe O’Neill from Nymex, who spoke to us about the making of the movie at his former exchange, NYBOT.
Cahman says this list is by no means comprehensive and its pulled from a much longer list. It also begs the question, what are your best summer reads or must sees?

Ray’s Great Eight:
1. Good to Great, by Jim Collins
2. Innovator’s Dilemma, by Clayton Christensen
3. Fortune’s Formula, by William Poundstone
4. The Everything Store, by Brad Stone
5. Trading Places, movie
6. Floored, movie
7. Busted – story of Darrell Zimmerman, Chicago Reader
8. This CEO is out for Blood, Fortune Magazine  

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