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Aftertaste – Namita Devidayal

My Rating –3.5/5 Summary – Diwali 1984. Bimala aka Mummyji, matriarch of Todarmal family is battling for her life in Bombay hospital. Surrounding her are her four children – Rajan, Sunny, Suman and Saroj. All have a stake in Mummyji’s life and death. The centrepiece of this family is family business and wealth. Soon a…

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The New New Thing – Michael Lewis

My Rating – 3/5 Summary – The New New Thing is story of Jim Clark, the man who redefined American business by changing the rules of the game. A maverick and anarchist by heart, he was well suited to grab the opportunity presented by advancements in computer science. Clark’s enterprises were pivotal in fuelling the…

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Boomerang – Michael Lewis

My Rating – 3.5/5 Summary – What happens when nations are given unlimited money and told that no one is watching what they do with it? This is the central theme of Boomerang where Michael Lewis tries to explore the rationale behind why different countries behaved the way they did during boom and bust of…

When Genius Failed – Roger Lowenstein

My Rating – 4.25/5 Summary – When Genius Failed chronicles meteoric rise and fall of Long Term Capital Management. Once dubbed as a fund that could do no wrong and would always stay ahead of market no matter the circumstances, LTCM’s demise was sudden and turbulent. Lowenstein has recounted the story with great detail. Review…

Investing Against The Tide – Anthony Bolton

My Rating – 4/5 Summary – Want to learn how to run money and beat the market consistently? Then Investing Against The Tide is definitely the book for you. It is the synthesis of Anthony Bolton’s almost three decades of running money at Fidelity and delivering a market beating performance. Review – All of us…

Liar’s Poker – Michael Lewis

My Rating – 4.25/5 Summary – What is the probability that a twenty four year old novice with no clue about finance will be paid millions of dollars for dishing out investment advice to grown-ups? 100% according to Michael Lewis if you can bet other peoples’ money or persuade them to bet it thereby making…