BookWatch: A global investment strategist offers up a summer reading list to make you a better investor

Why not use the summer holidays to catch up on your reading? This book list combines engaging narratives with timely insight into investing themes. So whether you’re interested in politics, leadership or high-tech disruption, you’ll come back from your holiday refreshed — and enlightened.

On disruption

“Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy,” by Ariel Ezrachi and Maurice E. Stucke

Today’s digital shopping is enabled by apps, fueled by data and steered by sophisticated algorithms. But is this making for less competition, not more? Does increased price transparency and personalized pricing end up harming the consumer?

“The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads,” by Tim Wu

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