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Swim with the sharks

Advantages: Reads at a great pace
Disadvantages: A little too much technical detail

Michael Lewis, the author, was once a trader in the 1980s and made a fortune out of the investment banking arena. This story is his real life account of what it was to be a trader in London and New York and become one with the shark, in the deep murky wa ...

aitchison21 09.02.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Liar's Poker - Michael Lewis

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liar's poker

Advantages: Reads like a novel whilst also giving a great insite into the powerhouse institutions of the 80's
Disadvantages: technical terminology could be a problem for some, occaisionaly loses focus

One of my electives at university is Technical Analysis and market psychology, and my lecturer (a very successful trader in his own right) recommended this book to all of us students. I can now say that i am very glad that i followed his advice and bought ...

curious_george 11.03.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Liar's Poker - Michael Lewis

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Cityboy crudely exposes the tricks of the trade - and traders

Advantages: Insider information, fast-paced and entertaining
Disadvantages: Lax writing style, crude humour, partly fictionalised

Like many other Londoners, I snap up a copy of the "Londonpaper" almost every day (or end up having one pressed into my torso during rush hour) and it certainly makes a good quick read if you're stuck on public transport or grabbing a lonely evening coffe ...

amsterdamage 09.08.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Cityboy: Beer and Loathing in the Square Mile - Geraint Anderson

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Cityboy: Beer and Loathing in the Square Mile - Top Notch

Advantages: Great entertainment. Good value. Good insight into a much published industry.
Disadvantages: The stories of excess may turn an anti-capitalist's stomach.

A fantastic book in every way for both people who work / have worked in the city or for people on the outside who see the life in the city as one big pit of money and debauchery, in this regard the book far from discredits their view. Being a city worker ...

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Adding Fool to the Flame

Advantages: Stimulates debate
Disadvantages: Too ambiguous, stats are not relevant

Jonathon Porritt (1950 - ) Edge Futures - A six part series Black Dog Publishing 2008 By reading Porritt, this doesn’t make me bow to his environmentalism, views on man-made greed or his prophecies of alarming global choices. I read Porritt t ...

1st2thebar 09.10.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Globalism and Regionalism - Jonathan Porritt

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