Every first week of the year, I hunker down to get a handle on what's going to be up on my bookshelf for the rest of the year. So after having sifted through my Amazon Wishlist one time, too many, I have zeroed in on a list of 27 books.
I have always believed that the hallmark of a good book lies in its power to pull you back into its pages from time to time. This year, too, I had the pleasure of indulging in a few stellar books. Of all the books I read, I have selected the five titles which totally held my imagination.
Book review of Mihir Desai's 'The Wisdom of Finance'. In a long time, I have read a book about finance where the author talks about ‘great values’ in finance. Mihir Desai appears to be against the demonization of finance when the prevailing discourse out there is Wall Street Economy vs the real economy.
What is happening right now reminds me of the heady dot-com bubble days of 1997-2002 and maniacal times that preceded the 2008 meltdown. Both events ended in a bloodbath for investors, and so might the one we are in right now. The common theme throughout has been the investors' herd behaviour.
The funny thing with modern financial markets is that the next crisis always appears to be lurking around the corner. World barely seems to have climbed out of the mess it got itself into six years ago. Weekly, there are news of financial impropriety and insider chicanery from across the world. With glib con men … Continue reading Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
The book review of 'The Misbehaviour of Markets' - one of the finest works of the late legendary mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot.