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Old 04-09-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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Best Introduction to a New Field

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This is about "What single book is the best introduction to your
field/specialization". A lot of good books have been mentioned in the link below:

What single book is the best introduction to your field (or specialization within your field) for laypeople? | Ask Metafilter

Looking at the recent posts about folks changing fields and also based on the fact that a lot of folks here work in fields other than investing, I thought a similar discussion here would be great.

My contribution:
1. Art of electronics
The Art of Electronics
2. Computer Architecture : A Quantitative Approach Computer Architecture, Fourth Edition: A Quantitative Approach: John L. Hennessy,David A. Patterson: Books

Whenever possible please provide the Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more or other link to the books. Hope to see some good posts, on a lot of interesting fields (which includes accounting, taxes etc btw :-)) If your highly specialized, please do talk about the book you use the most for reference

p.s: Charlie Munger talks about how learning concepts from different fields is the best way to think through real life.

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Old 04-09-2008, 04:24 PM   #2
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Marketing Management: Analysis, Planning, Implementation, and Control BUS HF5415.13.K64 1998, by Phillip Kotler.

It's a graduate-level textbook, but very readable, and it and covers everything in the world you ever wanted to know about marketing management.

What's more, because strategic marketing management touches so many other business disciplines (budgeting, accounting, strategic planning, sales, product development, project management, competitive and consumer analysis, etc. etc., it's not a bad start if you want to learn about business in general. Does a good job of setting the stage for further study.
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