The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort Jordan Belfort is the former chief executive of Stratton Oakmont, a securities brokerage in the United States that functioned like a cult. He and his staff of manically loyal brokers cold-called their victims to get their cash, driving the prices up, before dumping the large chunks he and his partners owned and cashing out. Sentenced to four years in jail, Belfort recounts the vast amount of sex, drugs and risky physical behaviour he managed to survive while spending this money. As with any book written by former con artists, it is best taken with a pinch of salt. Going Dutch in Beijing by Mark McCrum Written by a man whose claim to fame is having visited six of the world's seven continents and being mugged in Rio, this hardback is more a collection of short tips on the different mannerisms of different people around the world than it is a heavy, structured discussion and analysis of cultural differences that a typical traveller would expect to encounter. That said though, it does cover a range of topics from greetings, gestures, handshakes and getting names right, to more complex traditions and how to behave if one decides to stay in a foreign country for good.