The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money, Thirteen Ways to Right Your Financial Wrongs – Jill Schlesinger

I ran across this book by mistake and I decided to give it a go seeing that I’ve had my fill of fantasy novels. The book shows a practical approach in managing money and gives positive and negative examples along the way. I had to skip a few chapters as I felt they were tooContinue reading “The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money, Thirteen Ways to Right Your Financial Wrongs – Jill Schlesinger”

A Simple Plan by Scott B. Smith Book Review

Looking back on it now, after all that’s happened, it seems insane with what little fear I picked this path. Once one accepts the bizarre premise of Smith’s astonishingly adept, ingeniously plotted debut thriller, the book fulfills every expectation of a novel of suspense, leading the reader on a wild exploration of the banality ofContinue reading “A Simple Plan by Scott B. Smith Book Review”

The Devil’s Casino: Friendship, Betrayal, and the High Stakes Games Played Inside Lehman Brothers – Vicky Ward

“I wake up every single night thinking, ‘What could I have done differently? What could I have said? What should I have done? ‘ And I have searched myself every single night. And I come back to this: At the time I made those decisions, I made those decisions with the information that I had.Continue reading “The Devil’s Casino: Friendship, Betrayal, and the High Stakes Games Played Inside Lehman Brothers – Vicky Ward”

How to command and influence people

The Styles and Methods of Power Power is the ability to get things done – your way. Sometimes it’s a direct order that you give, sometimes a suggestion you make, or a request or the asking of a favor; but the result (if you have power) is always that the other person acts and you derive aContinue reading “How to command and influence people”

Francisco’s Speech in Atlas Shrugged: Money is the root of all evil

Rearden heard Bertram Scudder, outside the group, say to a girl who made some sound of indignation, “Don’t let him disturb you. You know, money is the root of all evil – and he’s the typical product of money.” Rearden did not think that Francisco could have heard it, but he saw Francisco turning toContinue reading “Francisco’s Speech in Atlas Shrugged: Money is the root of all evil”