Working Identity

Herminia Ibarra

Herminia Ibarra, Professor of Organizational Psychology at prestigious business schools such as INSEAD and now London Business School, provides solid career change advice. A career transition is a process, not a sudden event. It encourages the reader to playfully handle their own professional identity. And above all, to experiment - be it by becoming a pro bono board member of a charitable association, during one’s holidays or by taking on a part-time job and experimenting with this new role. All in all an encouraging book, in particular based on numerous portraits of people in transition.

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Lean in

Sheryl Sandberg

As the Chief Operating Officer and right hand of Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg discusses how women stand in the way of their careers. Sheryl shows how the business world evaluates women and how women can better position themselves. A good read if you want to assess your own behavior and also better understand the work environment.

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The Economist Guide to Investment Strategy

Peter Stanyer

(The Economist Guide to Investment Strategy: how to understand markets, risks, rewards and and behavior)
The Economist is known for its well researched books and no-nonsense accounts - and this investment guide does not disappoint. It explains basic and advanced notions inherent to investment. If you are serious about acquiring solid investment knowledge, this is for you.

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Financial Recovery

Karen McCall

Similarly to the Kate Levinson, Karen McCall focuses on the emotional aspects of money. How come you don’t possess good money management skills? Which values do you associate with capital? The author provides practical advice on changing one’s relationship to money to achieve a healthy money mindset.

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Emotional Currency

Kate Levinson

Every day, women assume new responsibilities and encounter situations which impact their financial situation. But this does not happen in a vacuum: money and emotions are interlinked, impacting decision-making. This book describes women’s beliefs and attitudes when it comes to money. It also encourages its readers to perceive money in a more positive way. By learning to appreciate one’s narrative and relationships with money, it is easier for readers to tackle their money issues.

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Erst Denken, dann Zahlen

Claudia Hammond

Claudia Hammond illustrates erroneous assumptions we have about money, making her point that human beings are not rational. Based on the latest studies in psychology, neuroscience and behavioural economics, she describes our money mindset. At the same time, she shows tips & tricks on how to improve your money management skills. An eye-opening read worthy of its investment.

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Souverän Investieren mit Indexfonds und ETFs

Gerd Kommer

(Souverän investieren mit Indexfonds und ETFs: Wie Privatanleger das Spiel gegen die Finanzbranche gewinnen)
Again, a former investment banker shares his point of view: Gerd Kommer. Kommer describes in his book how small investors can invest their money (and do not leave it linger in a savings account). Kommer's recommendation: Investments in ETFs and index funds. Gerd Kommer shows how readers can build their own portfolio and achieve a decent return with little effort.

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Ein Mann ist Keine Altersvorsorge

Helma Sick

Helma Sick is the grande dame of financial advice for women in Germany. In this book , she illustrates why women in a partnership / marriage need to continue to manage their finances, ensure their retirement gap is bridged, and grow their wealth. Given that 40% of all marriages in Germany (and other Western nations) end in divorce, this is a must read.

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Finanzplaner Frauen

Isabell Pohlmann

Isabell Pohlmann addresses all female life situations: from getting your first job to marriage, having children and taking a career break to planning your retirement. The book is thoroughly written and researched, updated on a regular basis and serves as an excellent reference book.

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The Millionaire Next Door

William D. Danko, Thomas J. Stanley

The Millionaire Next Door illustrates the difference between high income and wealth. In their study, the authors determined through interviews and data which characteristics characterize the typical millionaire of Americans. To my surprise, these millionaires maintain a very simple lifestyle. This is illustrated by many examples. Reading "The Millionaire Next Door" is a good introduction to finance. It clearly shows you that in terms of financial management and investing, it is very much about the right mindset and discipline.

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Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Robert T. Kiyosaki

In this book, Robert Kiyosaki shares how he benefited from two father figures: on the one hand, from his father, who taught him the importance of education. The father of a friend in turn emphasized lessons of the school of life, especially with regard to finances. Robert illustrates in examples how he benefited from the "rich dad" school and which financial literacy knowledge is necessary.

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Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich

Lois P. Frankel

The author provides a refreshing and entertaining account of the top 75 money mistakes women make. Mistake # 10: to not get financially literate! Equipped with worksheets and written in a concise manner, this publication helps those new to the subject matter to quickly identify potential money management mistakes - and address them.

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Investment Punk

Gerald Hörhan
Beschreibung: Former investment banker Gerald Hörhan points out why, in his opinion, the middle class does not make any financial gains. In his opinion, so-called “small” investors are taken advantage of. Hörhan is convinced that the middle class is tied up by debt or home ownership. This very short book serves as a wake up call for the middle class.
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