This must be that talent for "boiling things down" that Mr. Micklethwait talked about! God bless this man. May he never stop writing books.
Among its components are bonds and land, of course, but also, not surprisingly, “physical gold and silver…(coins and bars, no numismatics)” and, more surprisingly, museum-quality fine art. There’s much for the alarmist here but food for thought for the calm investor, too.
...adds an important detail: like wind and water, globalisation is powerful, but can be inconstant or even destructive. Unless beloved notions catch up with reality, politicians will be pushed to make grave mistakes.
There are few revelations, but readers looking for stories from women who have succeeded in spite of sexism will find a plethora here.
In the end, Hodgkinson defines bohemians in business as people who want “to enjoy our work and enjoy our everyday life and make a living from it, all at once”. If this is you, then add this wry and helpful eccentric book to your reading list.
Kidder’s style as a nonfiction writer, which he has described as “the voice of a person who (is) well-informed, fair-minded and temperate,” is sometimes a bit too judicious.
Though the book is not long, Tepperman goes into impressive detail in each case study and delivers his assessments in clear, pared-down prose, careful to describe most of his success stories as experiments that could still fail.
Conard’s arguments on this score are well-done and original, and I wish the book was more focused on them. Much of the work is devoted to knocking down liberal claims about how the economy works, rather than explaining Conard’s own theories about what appetite for risk and “properly trained talent” looks like.
She convincingly argues for both more responsible modeling and federal regulation. An unusually lucid and readable look at the daunting algorithms that govern so many aspects of our lives.
Libertarians may squall, but investors just beginning to look at emerging market trends may find value in this book.
Some of the other lessons from the head ball coach: treat others fairly, maintain a good reputation, have a charming spouse, and value your country club membership. An easy, straightforward read with plenty to chew on for fans of college football, especially the SEC.
Let’s start with the take away. Trump has always been Trump. What you see is what you get, what you have always gotten. This book shows readers the whys and the hows...The most definitive book about Trump to date.
His bias against wealthy European states, Germany in particular, subtly infects the book...None of this undermines Stiglitz’s argument that Europe needs a redivision of currencies to rebalance trade.
Stiglitz’s indictments of the single currency, and his solutions to its supposed structural flaws, are conventional and also unconvincing. By contrast, his critique of specific policies is original and extremely helpful.
A book that will challenge conventional wisdom among readers who intuitively believe that corporations often game the system.
Although income inequality, overcrowded prisons, drought, and traffic continue to challenge California, Zacchino persuasively portrays the state as vibrant, farsighted, and civic minded.
Running alongside Ahrens’s own personal “midlife crisis” were Hyundai’s great efforts to elevate the middling brand into the luxury market, alongside German and Japanese cars. Amid the author’s personal journey reside priceless cultural and professional insights.
Their efforts influenced the culinary arts for decades to come. A highly readable, illuminating look at the many ramifications of feeding the hungry in hard times.
...writing has served as therapy for her is reflected in this narrative...However, Spencer-Devlin’s post-recovery activities, such as her time as a motivational speaker, may be of less interest to some readers...
...Korkki urges readers to creatively seize their own great endeavor as it can prove “one of the best ways to connect with the world.” Insightful, encouraging, and universally practical.