A recap of the books I read in 2022.
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
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
I’ve been traveling quite a bit over the last several weeks and haven’t written much. I have read several books and spent lots of road miles thinking about what I read. Among those books was The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google by Scott Galloway. On its surface this is a … Continue reading The Four by Scott Galloway