In Like Flynn

In Like Flynn

  When Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl came out in the summer of 2012, it was an instant success, and we don’t have a lot of those in the book world these days. For books not starring dragons or wizards, or books not part of a series, or books written for anyone...
Fool’s Gold Book Review

Fool’s Gold Book Review

Gillian Tett’s Fool’s Gold is about how the JP Morgan derivatives team conjured up the idea of credit derivatives. It follows the history of the credit derivatives into its perversion and how the corrupted idea helped fuel the recent credit crisis. For anyone in the...
When Genius Failed Review

When Genius Failed Review

Patrick Wong 9/10 The full title of Roger Lowenstein’s book is “When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management” (2000). It takes us through the origins, history, and demise of the prominent hedge fund in the 1990s, Long-Term Capital Management....