Interesting story but it has a clear pro Fiorina agenda. That is all the more poignant in light of resent events.
This was a thinly veiled white wash trying to lay the blame for the financial crisis at the feet of Fanny-Mae and portrays the private investment banks almost as victims. The author ignores that the finical verticals that created the crisis were created and employed by the private investment banks. And that those banks where the ones that kept using them even when as the economy was tanking.
Like the first book there are some interesting ideas that can cause you step back and examen new ways of looking at things. Unlike the first book this one is much much less throw, and gives very little attention to ideas or data that do not support his concussions. Some of the theories are not based on any data at all, but instead uses assumptions that no evidence is provided to support. It gives the feel that the focus on this book was coming up with wild shocking conclusions to get attention and sell books rather than trying to get to accurate answers.?
As an example of the use of un-supported assumptions the "It is more dangers to walk drunk than drive drunk" conclusion is based on the assumption that people walk and drive the same number of miles drunk. Which seems unlikely. People are only likely to opt for walking if it is a short distance. If there is a long way to travel they are probably driving, getting a ride, or calling a cab.?
An example of poorly supported ideas. One of the arguments used against global warming is that both cars and cows produce green house gases. While true it ignores that cars produce much larger volumes of green house gases, making them much more damaging.
I immediately found the idea of the book in interesting, but approached it defensively. I was expecting a judgmental hash of the short comings of men.
Instead I found a shockingly even handed, and review of the difference societies that men and women coexist in, and the roles that we play in them. The contrasting roles, rules, and dynamics found provided me with invaluable incites in our gender roles and within my self.
This is the third book I have read on fall of Enron. I was shocked and disappointed at the number of sloppy factual errors. Besides leaving off or incorrectly reporting import events. The book also gets even basic things wrong. Like calling the City of Columbia Missouri's state capital.
The ideas and suggestions given are incident specific and are unlikely to be applicable to your own life.
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