Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

by Dan Ariely. View a profile on Wikipedia. See one of his lectures on YouTube.

This book, dealing with the psychology of behavorial economics will be sure to impress and entertain you as well as enlighten you educationally.

See the Amazon profile.

Have you read it? What did you find interesting about it?

Click here to see if the University Libraries copy is available. (Note: this book is in Gorgas).

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dear Mr. Buffett: What an Investor Learns 1,269 Miles from Wall Street

by Janet M. Tavakoli

Tavakoli (click here to see the the C-Span Q&A with Tavakoli on YouTube) had an opportunity to have lunch/discussion with famed investor Warren Buffett just prior to the recent financial crisis. She acknowledges in the preface that her book is "not about Graham's [Benjamin] ideas or Buffett's ideas, it is about my reinterpretation of my own ideas about the financial markets as I looked through the lens of the value framework of Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett."

Read more about the book here at Amazon.

Click here for status of book in Bruno Library.

Read it? What did you think?