10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 16 November 2001
The book is split into 4 sections, the first of which is incredible inspiring. It is not factual but gives an insight into the the methodology adopted in the Quantum fund.
The second section, average, is about being a philanthropist and would be nice to read if I was from Eatern Europe.
Third/Forth sections read like a university thesis. Poorly written (not written by Soros) and not a concise impression of his thoughts on the open society. If Soros really wants to put his point across he really needs to write a much longer book, with much more detail, unless read by people well versed in philosophy, politics, socio-economics, finance and a bit of quantum physics for fun!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 9 February 2000
The book covers a wide range of global currency crises and most importantly it gives a quite excellent view on speculation against the British pound in 1992.In addition, George Soros still dedicates enough comments about his theory on reflexivity and fallibility, and the preservation of the open society idea is referred to all of his books. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in both speculation and information deficiencies.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 21 October 2011
Great summary of Soros activities in Financial markets, Philantrophy, Open Society orgazations, boom - bust theory. Book has form of interview with Soros. I suggest to read this book. You can see from other side view on some events.