A review of the book, "The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art" by Don Thompson.
It goes without saying that 2020 was a weird year for all of us but in many ways, it allowed me the time to read a lot more than I have in most years previously. The launch of The Deckle Edge Podcast helped too, as I try and read everything I can the author has … Continue reading 2020 Books Read in Review
In a 2009 interview with The Times of London, Lloyd Blankfein, then CEO of Goldman Sachs, made a quip about bankers “just doing God’s work.” Inevitably, his comments were widely mocked. This was too much from the head of a firm a 2010 Rolling Stone article referred to as “a great vampire squid wrapped around … Continue reading The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return by Mihir A. Desai
Tim Grover has been personal trainer and performance coach to no less than Michael Jordan, Dwayne Wade, and the late Kobe Bryant, among others. So, its fair to say that he knows a little about performance. Success is winning an NBA championship, making a million dollars, or achieving whatever your personal goal is. Tim Grover’s … Continue reading Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim S. Grover
Dare-to-Serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others by Cheryl Bachelder Popeyes Louisiana Kitchens were a collection of struggling franchise and company owned restaurants serving very average fried chicken, despite the ability to order it “spicy”. No one involved was really happy or making money. Not the franchisees. Not the corporation. Not even the … Continue reading Dare to Serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others by Cheryl Bachelder
An Economist Walks Into a Brothel by Allison Schrager An Economist Walks Into a Brothel by Allison Schrager is an interesting look at important financial concepts such as risk measurement and management, hedging, insurance, and options, but is written for a broad, popular audience much like you would expect from a book by Neil Degrasse … Continue reading An Economist Walks Into a Brothel by Allison Schrager