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The Third Annual "Books Bankers Live By"

Bankers reveal the books they find most helpful—full reviews of 20 books
The Third Annual "Books Bankers Live By"


A Special “Pass the Aspirin” Report 

Bankers draw on books of war, books of peace, books of people, and books of business for ideas and inspiration

Twenty-two bankers answered our third annual call for those books that they have found most helpful to read in the last year or so.
The variety of books cited was impressive—indeed, only two pairs of bankers cited the same works.

A condensed version of the reviews appears in the March print issue of ABA Banking Journal (click here to subscribe). Here you’ll find all the reviews in their full length.

We thank m.rae resources, inc., Bethlehem, Pa., for sponsoring this year’s Books Bankers Live By.
Find out who won the 2009 drawing!

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Steve Cocheo

Steve Cocheo’s career in business journalism has taken him to all 50 states and nearly every corner of banking in institutions of all sizes. He is executive editor of ABA Banking Journal, digital content manager of, and editor of ABA Bank Directors Briefing. He coordinates the popular Pass the Aspirin and First Person features and wrote the booklet series Focus On The Bank Director. He is the only journalist to have sat in on three federal banking exams, was a finalist for the Jesse H. Neal national business journalism awards, and a winner of multiple awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

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