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Book Review: Being Mortal - Medicine and What Matters In The End, by Atul Gawunde

Book Review: Being Mortal – Medicine and What Matters In The End, by Atul Gawunde

By The Banker | Book Reviews

I have a theory: The definition of ‘being wealthy’ links in some way to thinking about, and being cognizant of, death. Death Death of course gives me the willies. I actually get vertigo if I think about it in bed just before falling asleep. I suddenly feel wide awake and unsettled. The whole thing feels [&hellip

Book Review: Capital In The Twenty-first Century by Thomas Piketty

Book Review: Capital In The Twenty-first Century by Thomas Piketty

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Inequality, Taxes, Wall Street

Once in a while I read a book and think “That! That is the one that will determine my definitive worldview on a subject.” This happened when I read Paul Kennedy’s The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers twenty-five years ago, and nothing has shaken my belief in Kennedy’s thesis.[1] Thomas Piketty’s Capital in [&hellip

Book Review: Women, Money & Prosperity by Donna M. Phelan

Book Review: Women, Money & Prosperity by Donna M. Phelan

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Investing, Personal Finance, Texas

When I was a little girl, I thought that money and finance would work the same for everyone, men and women, irrespective of gender. Important note: Starting stories with “When I was a little girl” – as my great-grandfather did with me – used to reliably make my little girls giggle hysterically. Now they just [&hellip

Book Review: A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss

Book Review: A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Investing, Texas

David Liss’s protagonist Benjamin Weaver is the black-sheep son of a recently murdered Jewish stock-trader in 18th Century London. In A Conspiracy of Paper Weaver tracks his father’s killer in private-eye novel procedural fashion – roughing up small-time street urchins, checking in with his wise but eccentric sidekick, flirting with his beautiful love interest, in [&hellip

Book Review: Where Are The Customers' Yachts by Fred Schwed

Book Review: Where Are The Customers’ Yachts by Fred Schwed

By The Banker | Book Reviews, How Not To Invest, Investing, Personal Finance, Wall Street

Sometimes I procrastinate reading something really important to the point that I want to kick myself. Over the years I’ve seen Where Are The Customer’s Yachts? By Fred Schwed listed on numerous ‘Best Of’ lists of financial books, but only now got around to it in 2016? Ugh, no excuse for me. But don’t think [&hellip