Top 5 must read books for fintech enthusiasts!

March 16, 2023

Fintech, short for financial technology, has become one of the most rapidly growing industries in recent years, disrupting traditional financial services and transforming the way we handle our finances. As the industry continues to evolve and expand, it’s essential to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and insights in fintech.

In this blog article, we will explore some of the best books in fintech that offer insights into current landscape, and future of the industry. These books provide valuable perspectives from industry leaders, investors, academics, and journalists, helping readers to gain a deeper understanding of the complex world of fintech.

Monkey Money Mind: How To Stop Monkeying Around With Your Money by Chris Zadeh and Angelique Schouten

In “Monkey Money Mind”, Chris Zadeh and Angelique Schouten delve into the psychological forces that drive our illogical behaviour and hinder our rationality when it comes to managing finances. The book sheds light on the reasons why we tend to abandon reasoning and become spendthrifts, and provides practical advice, insights, and inspiring anecdotes to help us tackle debt, save money, invest wisely, and establish a healthier and more productive relationship with our finances. With each turn of the page, this book offers a fresh perspective and a deeper understanding of our money habits. Don’t miss out on this enlightening read! Find the book here

Fintech Founders: Inspiring Tales from the Entrepreneurs that are Changing Finance by Agustin Rubini and Susanne Chishti

Agustin Rubini and Susanne Chishti’s “Fintech Founders: Inspiring Tales from the Entrepreneurs that are Changing Finance” is a book that sheds light on the role of young professionals in driving the rapid growth of Fintech. The authors aim to provide readers who may not have an entrepreneurial background with a comprehensive understanding of Fintech from an entrepreneur’s perspective. The book covers strategic approaches employed by successful key players across all continents and features valuable insights from top-of-the-line experts who have made a significant impact in the industry. The book covers a wide range of topics, including strategy, leadership, investment, insurance, funding, operations, marketing, data, and analytics.

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly 

Kevin Kelly’s book, The Inevitable, delves into the 12 technological forces that are already in motion and will shape our future over the next three decades. According to Kelly, many of the changes that we will experience in our lives, such as virtual reality in the home, an on-demand economy, and artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture, are inevitable and can be attributed to a few long-term, accelerating forces. Through this optimistic lens, Kelly presents a thought-provoking roadmap for the future that will guide readers in areas such as business, industry, investment, and customer outreach. This bright and hopeful book is a must-read for anyone seeking insight into where the world is headed and how to navigate this new landscape.

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom.

Nick Bostrom’s book, “Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies,” delves into the potential outcomes of machines surpassing human intelligence. The book poses the question of whether artificial intelligence will ultimately lead to our salvation or destruction. Similar to the way in which the fate of gorillas now rests in the hands of humans, the fate of our species may come to depend on the actions of superintelligent machines. This captivating read is a must for AI engineers, tech enthusiasts, and anyone with a curious mind, promising to be an astonishing, enriching, and eye-opening exploration of the possibilities of AI.

The End of Banking: Money, Credit, and the Digital Revolution by Jonathan McMillan

Jonathan McMillan’s book, “The End of Banking: Money, Credit, and the Digital Revolution,” presents a thought-provoking argument on how banking almost caused a financial system crash, and explains why the problems of banking cannot be fixed. The book not only fills the knowledge gap for fintech entrants but also proposes a clear policy framework to reduce shadow banking. Furthermore, the author suggests solutions to improve the alignment between the private and public sectors regarding transparent monetary policy. If you’re curious about the future of banking models and how policymakers can handle the situation, “The End of Banking” is a must-have in your bookshelf.


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