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....
The Big Bam Book Review

The Big Bam Book Review

Score: 8/10 Leigh Montville’s The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth (2006) is a biography of George Herman Ruth, better known as Babe Ruth. Without a doubt, the Babe is the most mythical player in the history of baseball. He is baseball’s first superstar. In my...