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Book Review: The Turtle of Oman

Book Review: The Turtle of Oman

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Texas

A version of this review ran in The Rivard Report.  An unexpected gift On the Wednesday morning before a Thanksgiving weekend in Big Bend National Park, the poet and novelist Naomi Shihab Nye dropped off a signed copy of The Turtle of Oman, her recently published novel, for my daughters. Touched by this unexpected gift, [&hellip

Book Review: The Mystery Of The Invisible Hand

Book Review: The Mystery Of The Invisible Hand

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Texas

Looking for a last minute book to purchase this holiday season for the bright business or economics student in your life? Perhaps the student in your life appreciates mixing economic theory with murder, as in The Mystery of the Invisible Hand by Marshall Jevons. Marshall Jevons is the pseudonym of economics professors Kenneth Elzinga of the [&hellip

Book Review: Flash Boys: Not So Fast by Pete Kovac

Book Review: Flash Boys: Not So Fast by Pete Kovac

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Investing, Wall Street

Peter Kovac wrote Flash Boys: Not So Fast, as a point-by-point refutation of the major premises of Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys. At the end of Kovac’s book – well actually, after just the first few pages – you’re left with the strong impression that Lewis wrote a tale built on speculation about a dramatic – [&hellip

Book Review: Help Thanks Wow by Anne Lamott

Book Review: Help Thanks Wow by Anne Lamott

By The Banker | Book Reviews

My latest book recommendation for anyone who, basically, knows how to read: Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott. It’s a bit hard to describe exactly why you, specifically, may need to read this book. But I’m assuming: Each one of us needs to work on our soul in some way, at [&hellip

Would You Like To Understand High Frequency Trading?

Would You Like To Understand High Frequency Trading?

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Book Reviews, Wall Street

My friend Pete Kovac got so peeved about Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys that he wrote a response, in the form of a book, called Flash Boys Not So Fast – An Insider’s Perspective On High Frequency Trading. The highly unusual part about this book is that high frequency trading up until now has basically been [&hellip