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Review Of “Nature Of Investing” And “World We Made”

Review Of “Nature Of Investing” And “World We Made”

Summary Review of Katherine Collins' newly released "The Nature of Investing". Review of Jonathon Porritt's "The World We Made". Correcting current investing methods to methods based on nature for the benefit of future generations. THE NATURE OF INVESTING by Katherine Collins, Bibliomotion, Inc., Brookline, MA, 2014 THE WORLD WE MADE by Jonathon Porritt, Phaidon Press, Forum for the Future, UK, 2013 Katherine Collins, author of The Nature of Investing, is also a successful veteran asset manager of a multi-billion dollar mutual fund for Fidelity, and head of their US Equity Research. After 20 years, Katherine Collins decided to widen her investment lens, first by earning an MTS degree at Harvard Divinity School, and then taking a professional course in biomimicry and [...]

Review Of ‘The Second Machine Age’

Review Of ‘The Second Machine Age’

Summary Hazel Henderson's perspective on the recently published book, 'The Second Machine Age' by Erik Byrynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, authors of Race Against the Machine. Explores the role of digitization in finance, economics and the economy. Lauds authors' break from traditional "economism" while questioning their faith in silicon valley. Erik Byrynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, both at MIT, have written a very useful follow-up to their Race Against the Machine (2012) which bucked conventional economics and squarely faced our current era of jobless economic growth. Their new volume explores the causes of this latest challenge to all mature industrial societies, particularly in north america and Europe. Orthodox economic theories cannot account for this current malaise of [...]

Book Review: ‘Flash Boys’ By Michael Lewis

Book Review: ‘Flash Boys’ By Michael Lewis

Summary How high frequency trading works against investors. Highlighting the sleuthing efforts of Brad Katsuyama to bypass the digitization of wall street. Using a financial transaction tax (FTT) to curtail hft. Flash Boys by Michael Lewis, WW Norton, New York, 2014 READ MORE HERE [...]

Review Of ‘The Energy Of Nations’ By Jeremy Leggett

Review Of ‘The Energy Of Nations’ By Jeremy Leggett

The Energy of Nations: Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance   Banks and financial sector firms are still held in low repute by public opinion in many countries. Taxpayers and retail investors along with average citizens still distrust stock markets, high frequency trading and resent their banks, brokers and insurance firms due to their heavy losses and bailouts since 2008's crises. READ MORE HERE [...]

Book Reviews: ‘The Locust And The Bee’ And ‘The Collaboration Economy’

Book Reviews: ‘The Locust And The Bee’ And ‘The Collaboration Economy’

The Locust and the Bee: Predators and Creators in Capitalism's Future Author Geoff Mulgan, former top aide to Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair and founder of the celebrated think tank Demos, earns his spurs as a top-rank, global public intellectual with his latest book, The Locust and The Bee (Princeton University Press, 2013). Mulgan has been watching the evolution of markets, finance and the many emerging models of capitalism with the insights of a policy practitioner and a deeply thoughtful scholar. Author Eric Lowitt's The Collaboration Economy(Jossey Bass, 2013) compliments Mulgan's historical view of how capitalism has evolved into many new forms over the centuries. READ MORE HERE [...]

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