Category: The Reading List


Books: Blink

Ah – the Malcolm Gladwell books. I love it when books are a trend. “The Power of Thinking Without Thinking” This sounds a lot like the life philosophy of the gentleman that’s about to win a Darwin Award*. But the actual theory is that your subconscious gathers and interprets information at a much wider and […]

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Books: Boomerang

So, this is the follow-up to the Big Short – the one that kind of makes it look like the prequel*. At the end of the Big Short, we are left in awe of the contrarian fund managers that foresaw the Subprime Mortgage Crash and went on a giant acquisition of CDSs** spree. Frankly – […]

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Books: The Big Short

Michael Lewis. That guy is awesome. So. The Big Short is my first pick of books that must be read on the Subprime Crisis. It is that good that I have bought it, given it away, bought it again, given it away again, and finally bought it as an iBook. But that doesn’t stop me […]

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Books: Liar’s Poker

After yesterday’s post on Mortgage-Backed Securities (click here), I felt that I should write something on the book that talks about the origination of the MBS (which, for the record, is a pun: Origination refers to the collection of mortgages and repackaging them as an MBS). Michael Lewis, before he became famous for writing books, was a […]

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