The Undoing Project and how behavioural economics ideas were shaped

The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed the World by Michael Lewis shows the way the friendship between the two gifted young psychology professors Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky laid the foundations of what we now call behavioural economics. Their ideas are everywhere; it’s almost impossible to find a book in the “smart thinking” section Read More …

Getting to Yes: Negotiating an agreement without giving in by Roger Fisher and William Ury

Getting to Yes: Negotiating an agreement without giving in by Roger Fisher and William Ury was released all the way back in 1981 and has become an absolute must-have for any novice inquisitive about the art and science of negotiation. Despite its age, the book still remains relevant in today’s industry, but it must be Read More …

Ian Fraser’s “Shredded Inside RBS, The Bank That Broke Britain”: our review

Ian Fraser has spotted stories, uncovered scandals and written about them in a detailed and accessible way. Introducing the definitive account of the Royal Bank of Scotland fiasco “Shredded: Inside RBS, the Bank That Broke Britain“. Ian Fraser ‘s book is an engaging, if in some ways infuriating, tale of how self-serving bank executives systematically Read More …

John Brooks’ Business Adventures: 12 Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

This business classic written by long-time New Yorker contributor John Brooks is an insightful and engaging you-are-there look into corporate and financial life in America, and now having been re-released in digital format, you can experience the enchanting tales on the ‘small screen’. From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, brings to life in vivid fashion Read More …

Broken Markets: High-Frequency Trading and Predatory Practices

The markets have evolved at breakneck speed during the past decade, and change has accelerated dramatically since 2007’s disastrous regulatory “reforms.” An unrelenting focus on technology, hyper-short-term trading, speed, and volume has eclipsed sanity: markets have been hijacked by high-powered interests at the expense of investors and the entire capital-raising process. A small consortium of Read More …

Thomas Piketty Capital in the Twenty-first Century: our review

What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In Read More …