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Evan

Hickory, NC, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Sylvia Nasar
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd, Anne Twomey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (79)

    In a sweeping narrative, the author of the mega-bestseller A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the lives of every single person on the planet. It’s the epic story of the making of modern economics, and of how it rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands rather than in Fate. Nasar’s account begins with Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew observing and publishing the condition of the poor majority in mid nineteenth-century London, the richest and most glittering place in the world.

    Joshua Kim says: "A Beautiful Grand Pursuit"
    "A good read in 2011"
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    Book had 2 readers - one that I liked more than the other but both pretty good. With our seemingly perpetual financial crises in the recent past and on going in Europe, the United States and Asia, it was fun thinking about "What would Keynes Do?" while listening to this book.

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  • When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Roger Lowenstein
    • Narrated By Roger Lowenstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (597)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (175)

    When Genius Failed is the cautionary financial tale of our time, the gripping saga of what happened when an elite group of investors believed they could actually deconstruct risk and use virtually limitless leverage to create limitless wealth. In Roger Lowenstein's hands, it is a brilliant tale peppered with fast money, vivid characters, and high drama.

    Pankaj says: "Informative and interesting, full of suspense"
    "Timeless observations about Wall Street"
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    At this point in time with more than a decade past since the failure of Long Term Capital Managment, this book reads more like a historical account of what happened. There are also a great many timeless observations that can also be noted. Sadly many of these have been repeated since.

    Recommended for anyone in or attracted to Wall Street to help them avoid the same pitfalls.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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