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The Resource The wisdom of finance : discovering humanity in the world of risk and return, Mihir Desai

The wisdom of finance : discovering humanity in the world of risk and return, Mihir Desai

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The wisdom of finance : discovering humanity in the world of risk and return
Title
The wisdom of finance
Title remainder
discovering humanity in the world of risk and return
Statement of responsibility
Mihir Desai
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Finance is shrouded in mystery for outsiders, while many insiders are uneasy with the disrepute of their profession. How can finance become more accessible and also recover its nobility? Harvard Business School professor Mihir Desai takes up the cause of restoring humanity to finance. With deft wit, he draws upon a rich knowledge of literature, film, history, and philosophy to explain finance's inner workings. Through this creative approach, he shows that outsiders can easily access the underlying ideas and insiders can reacquaint themselves with the core values of their profession. This combination of finance and the humanities creates unusual and illuminating pairings: Jane Austen and Anthony Trollope are guides to risk management; Jeff Koons becomes an advocate of leverage; and Mel Brooks' The Producers teaches us about fiduciary responsibility. In Desai's vision, the principles of finance also provide answers to critical questions in our lives: bankruptcy teaches us how to react to failure, the lessons of mergers apply to marriages, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model demonstrates the true value of relationships. The Wisdom of Finance is a wholly unique book, offering an enlivening new perspective on one of the world's most complex and misunderstood professions. --
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1968-
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Desai, Mihir A.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Finance
  • Finance
  • Social responsibility of business
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The wisdom of finance : discovering humanity in the world of risk and return, Mihir Desai
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
020939415
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xiii, 223 pages
Isbn
9781788160049
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Uk)018385327
  • (OCoLC)990033748
Label
The wisdom of finance : discovering humanity in the world of risk and return, Mihir Desai
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
020939415
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xiii, 223 pages
Isbn
9781788160049
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Uk)018385327
  • (OCoLC)990033748

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