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Some you win, some you lose

Advantages: Intresting, amusing look at the pros and cons of selling antiques
Disadvantages: Of limited practical value; more for the US than UK reader

The book For some time the bookshelves in the high street have been awash with volumes on identifying, valuing, searching out and trading in antiques. This title is nothing like that. It is basically an account in which the author, a university l ...

JOHNV 25.08.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Killer Stuff and Tons of Money - Maureen Stanton

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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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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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Hedgehogs and Flywheels

Advantages: Useful concepts
Disadvantages: A bit pricey

Until recently Boulder, Colorado was – to me – known only as the home of Mork and Mindy. It seems that it is also the birth-place of one of the current big guns of the business gurus: Jim Collins. Born in 1958, we know little about him until he appears ...

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Review of "Good to Great" and the Social Sectors - Jim Collins

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