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This book shows us finance and risk-reward thinking as a world-view, mixed seamlessly into the regular events of our lives (and some of our favorite popular stories). It is about making smart and principled decisions in one's life, at any stage (though plenty is geared here to college students, but it is no hindrance, because the underlying principles are universal). This thinking already predominates in my mind, but it is great to walk through it with a professor who richly "gets it." There are all sorts of regular person calculations that will gain a new clarity and extra dimension to those who haven't crossed this bridge before. I was afraid, being a person who basically hasn't watched television or consumed contemporary music for 20 years, sees less than one current-run movie per year, and avoids most pop culture like the plague, I would stumble on the pop culture references, especially recent ones. I needn't have worried -- the author-narrator explains everything well. A spoonful of colorful and accessible storytelling makes the finance go down well!
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Incredible piece of literature that interweaves the concepts of finance with the stories of our everyday lives. Professor Desai has a wonderfully fluid style that engages the reader with his fresh (and deep) understanding of philosophy, art, literature and pop culture. I look forward to Desai's writings; he remains among my favorite professors when I attended Harvard.
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