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Wisdom Of Finance : Discovering Humanity In The World Of Risk And Return
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Wisdom Of Finance : Discovering Humanity In The World Of Risk And Return

Mihir Desai

Published by Profile Books | Language - English | Binding - Hard Bound

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About the Book: The Wisdom Of Finance

Longlisted for the FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2017 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 finances 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 Desais 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 worlds most complex and misunderstood professions.

About the Author: Mihir Desai

Mihir Desai was born in India and raised in Hong Kong and New Jersey. As a professor and award-winning teacher at Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, Desai teaches finance, tax law, entrepreneurship and has recently developed an online finance course for the HBX platform. His scholarship on corporate finance, international finance and tax policy has prompted several invitations to testify before the U. S. Congress and serves as the basis of his advisory role to leading global companies and organizations. Find him on Twitter @desaimihir www. mihirdesai. org

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Book: Wisdom Of Finance : Discovering Humanity In The World Of Risk And Return
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ISBN-13: 9781788160049
Product Code EBK0400505
Binding: Hard Bound
Publishing Date: 2017-08-31
Publisher: Profile Books
Number of Pages: 240
Language: English

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