Reading List

Looking for an edge?  EIURS Founder, Scott McDougall, often finds drive and thought provoking historical lessons in his leisure reading.  Here are some recommended titles.

Born to Run
Born to Run
By Christopher McDougall

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, dives into the culture of ultrarunners, from scientific findings to first-hand accounts from the Tarahumara tribe of Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons. Through training for his own fifty-mile race, the author gets to know the motivation behind amazing athletes and uncovers how we are all Born to Run.

By Michael Lewis

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game might be a story about baseball, but it speaks volumes to the world of business. The book follows Billy Beane, manager of the low-budget Oakland Athletics, and his struggle to make strategic decisions for his team. Addressing budgeting, data analytics, and productivity, this book is a must-read for business leaders.

Risk & Reward
Risk & Reward
By Stephen Catlin

Risk & Reward, co-written by Stephen Catlin, the founder and former CEO of international insurer Catlin Group Limited and a member of the Insurance Hall of Fame, provides unique insights into the inner workings of the commercial property/casualty insurance industry.

  • Born to Run
  • Iron War
  • Boys in the Boat
  • The Road to Sparta
  • The Night Train
  • Run or Die
  • No One Wins Alone
  • Moneyball
  • Built to Last
  • Good to Great
  • Our Iceberg is Melting
  • Extreme You
  • British Petroleum and the Redline Agreement
  • Big Coal
  • Losing the Signal
  • The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations
  • Too Big To Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System - And Themselves
  • What You Do is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture
  • Sweat Equity
Industry Related
  • Risk & Reward
  • Rogue Trader
  • Fallen Giant
  • Ultimate Risk: The Inside Story of the Lloyd's Catastrophe
  • Risk: A User's Guide
  • On the Brink: How a Crisis Transformed Lloyd's of London