Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life (Nassim Nicholas Taleb)
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“A bold new work from the author of The Black Swan that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility
In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one’s own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life. Continue reading…
Banking Beyond Men (Melissa Cuturich)
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“Banking Beyond Men will open your mind to the unjust actions of Bankers, the ones we do not suspect and the people we trust with our financial futures and that of our families.
We take you through the history and culture of Banking as you discover that not much has changed and that we do not really understand the documents we are actually signing. The stories are based on true events and only names have been changed, however all have had a successful outcome even after they were made Bankrupt and lost everything. Continue reading…
Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-Ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House (Donna Brazile)
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“From Donna Brazile, former DNC chair and legendary political operative, an explosive and revealing new look at the 2016 election: the first insider account of the Russian hacking of the DNC and the missteps by the Clinton campaign and Obama administration that enabled a Trump victory.
In the fallout of the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee—and as chaos threatened to consume the party’s convention—Democrats turned to a familiar figure to right the ship: Donna Brazile. Continue reading…
Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations (Thomas L. Friedman)
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“We all sense it—something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your kids. You can’t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once—and it is dizzying.
In Thank You for Being Late, a work unlike anything he has attempted before, Thomas L. Continue reading…
State of Power 2016: Democracy, Power and Resistance (Yanis Varoufakis, Leigh Phillips, et al.)
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“TNI’s fifth annual State of Power 2016 report explores the intersect of power and democracy. Featuring prominent activists and academics, its essays feature the long battle between economic power and popular democracy, expose the different powers seeking to undermine democracy today, and tell the stories of radical popular democratic alternatives emerging worldwide.”
New Books Playground says: State of Power 2016: Democracy, Power and Resistance is not old and rather an important treatise when it comes to understanding contemporary Europe. Continue reading…
The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing (Benjamin Graham)
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“This classic text is annotated to update Graham’s timeless wisdom for today’s market conditions…
The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham, taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham’s philosophy of ‘value investing’—which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies—has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.
Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham’s strategies. Continue reading…
The Digital Banking Revolution (Luigi Wewege)
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“Over the past decade financial service innovations have contributed to a completely new way in which customers can bank, threatening the status quo of traditional retail banks, and redefining a banking model which has been in place for generations. These new technological advancements have facilitated the rapid emergence of digital banking firms and FinTech companies, leading to established banks being forced to swiftly increase their pace of digital adoption to stay relevant and stop mass client attrition to these agile financial start-ups. Continue reading…
Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders (Warren Buffett)
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“Warren E. Buffett first took control of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., a small textile company, in April of 1965. A share changed hands for around $18 at the time. Fifty-two letters to shareholders later, the same share traded for $244,121, compounding investor capital at just over 20% per year—a multiplier of 13,562 times.
This book compiles the full, un-edited versions of every one of Warren Buffett’s letters to the shareholders from 1965 to 2016, including 1965–1976 letters not available on Berkshire’s website. Continue reading…
Unholy Trinity: The IMF, World Bank and WTO (Richard Peet)
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“Who really runs the global economy? Who benefits most from it?
The answer is a triad of ‘governance institutions’—the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO. Globalization massively increased the power of these institutions and they drastically affected the livelihoods of peoples across the world. Yet they operate undemocratically and aggressively promote a particular kind of neoliberal capitalism. Under the ‘Washington Consensus’ they proposed, poverty was to be ended by increasing inequality.
This new edition of Unholy Trinity, completely updated and revised, argues that neoliberal global capitalism has now entered a period of crisis so severe that governance will become impossible. Continue reading…
Warren Buffett’s Three Favorite Books: A Guide to The Intelligent Investor, Security Analysis, and The Wealth of Nations (Preston George Pysh)
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“Did you know Warren Buffett, the world’s wealthiest stock investor, is quoted as saying three books have shaped his investment philosophy? For more than half a century, he used the information provided in these three books to go from nothing—to a massive $39 billion net worth. The three books that gave him this wisdom are: The Wealth of Nations (pub. 1776) by Adam Smith, Security Analysis (pub. Continue reading…