10-Q Summer Reading

It’s that time of year – dog days meant for reading at the beach or cabin.  The editors of The Temple 10-Q thought we’d take a break from our regularly scheduled programming to share with you some quick thoughts on what we’ve been reading, one serious and another, less so.  Let us know what you’ve been reading by leaving a comment or tweeting us @templelaw with the hashtags #Temple10Q #SummerReading.

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Jonathan Broder

Law and business:

Todd S. Purdum, Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution. How R&H broke the mold through branding, corporate organization, control of their music, and franchising with the help of their handy-dandy sole practitioning business lawyer.

Free/pleasure reading:

Robert Harris, Munich. A historical novel reimagining the Munich accord from 1938 – “Peace in Our Time.” Interesting to compare the summitry of 1938 with the summitry of today.

Jonathan Lipson

Law and business:

Gillian Hadfield, Rules for a Flat World. One of the smartest women in business law pulls together an ambitious theory of almost everything in and about law. The rare academic work that can teach something useful and interesting to professionals, academics, and lay audiences.

Free/pleasure reading:

Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential. Bourdain’s tragic death put his break-through collection of essays about life in professional kitchens back on the New York Times best seller list.  For anyone who’s worked in food-service, this was our inner hive-voice. For those who are curious about life behind the swinging doors – or who just want to know when not to order mussels – the book is indispensable.

Salil Mehra

Law and business:

Eric Posner and Glen Weyl, Radical Markets. A wildly imaginative rethink of property, monopoly, and regulation.

Free/pleasure reading:

Ottessa Moshfegh, Eileen. Not for the faint of heart, but a ‘can’t put it down’ novel with a unique female antihero from a gifted writer with an idiosyncratic, incredibly compelling voice.