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  • What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

  • By: Jim Paul, Brendan Moynihan, Jack Schwager (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Jim Paul's meteoric rise took him from a small town in Northern Kentucky to governor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, yet he lost it all - his fortune, his reputation, and his job - in one fatal attack of excessive economic hubris. In this honest, frank analysis, Paul and Brendan Moynihan revisit the events that led to Paul's disastrous decision and examine the psychological factors behind bad financial practices in several economic sectors.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Quite entertaining but convoluted

  • By Anonymous User on 02-07-2018

Quite possibly the most important book for market participants

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-01-2018

My key takeaway from this book is summarised as follows

1 there are many methods of approaching markets to make money . My job is to find those that suit me

2 whatever method is used to make money I think that the difference between a successful market participant and the unsuccessful is how losses are managed

3 to manage well I need a plan. I need tools to implement the plan. And I need discipline to stick to the plan.

Enjoyable and informative book. Big thanks

  • The Third Chimpanzee

  • The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
  • By: Jared Diamond
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

We human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet - having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of communication, learned science, built cities, and created breathtaking works of art - while chimps remain animals concerned primarily with the basic necessities of survival. What is it about that two percent difference in DNA that has created such a divergence between evolutionary cousins?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new perspective on so many things human

  • By Garry on 10-11-2016

A new perspective on so many things human

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-2016

Why do we do what we do ?

Why did we do things in the past?

What happens in the near future if we keep it up?

This book provides more answers to those questions than most

Personally I think Jared should rename this book I to something way more provocative you'll understand this suggestion most likely upon completion !

Definitely worth your time!

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