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Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body (The Build Healthy Muscle Series)
Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body (The Build Healthy Muscle Series)
by Michael Matthews
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.87

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing you did not already know, 23 July 2014
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I bought this book because of its five star ratings. This is the very last time I decide based on star average. One star reviews are usually more useful; this case is no exception.

First, writing style is very boring. It was difficult to read in the evening as style was superficial and repetitive with constant reference to he himself.

Second, this book has absolutely nothing you did not already know. Besides, he makes several claims which other authors disagree (eg targetting reps). I am not an expert so I cannot provide a counter-argument, but I missed a balanced articulation of facts.

Unless you want to read something about the subject, go ahead. It is inexpensive and takes only several hours to read. Informationwise this book was waste of my time and I do not even want to see this book in my bookshelf.

I feel stupid after buying based on marketing claims
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When the Money Runs Out: The End of Western Affluence
When the Money Runs Out: The End of Western Affluence
by Stephen D. King
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 13.60

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay, 2 Oct 2013
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I did expect from S King a slightly more in depth and nuanced approach, especially since his style as a professional economist is very interesting and insightful. Therefore I was slghtly disappointed with shallowness of this book for someone following the current events from economic and political point of view.

This book is probably written for a wider audience, hence the level of detail is kept fairly superficial on purpose. Mr King could have writen a more elaborate story. Therefore professional investors and market watchers probably find this book slghtly flat reading, hence ***'s.


Econometrics
Econometrics
by Fumio Hayashi
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 22.75

3.0 out of 5 stars Very nice book, 2 Oct 2013
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This review is from: Econometrics (Hardcover)
I am using this book for a graduate econometrics. This book is deceptively easy to read as it skips many onorous details, which can be discovered in review questions. My math background is probably not as solid as it should be, and I do not major in economics either. Hence this book is probably perfect for someone who is able to see the language of mathematics that has been skipped or implied. I need more support to understand proofs, hence only three stars. Someone with a different background and ability to see the derivations and proofs probably enjoys this book up to all five stars.


Creation and Destruction of Value
Creation and Destruction of Value
by Harold James
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 14.20

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very smooth, 13 Aug 2012
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Harold James belongs to great economic history writers. Highly recommended for insight and delightful reading experience. I stop here, only to contend that I do read a lot, and really appreciate good authors, those who are able to tell a deep and complex story with clarity and ease. Harold James is a new acquintance for me after having postponed getting his globalization book for 10 yeqrs. I am glad ai finally picked his book.


An Introduction to the Mathematics of Financial Derivatives (Academic Press Advanced Finance)
An Introduction to the Mathematics of Financial Derivatives (Academic Press Advanced Finance)
by Neftci
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 60.32

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, worked, 8 July 2012
I disagree with one star review. The book claims it does not require any prior knowledge, but familiarity with basic calculus and probability helps. I went to Neftci's seminar twice, the first was good, the second bad as his illness had taken a toll. We later lost Neftci before he was able to publish the already planned next book in financial engineering.
However, my background in math is not very strong, though I like to study concepts. This book is well written on complex subject. It opens necessary technical concepts and provides nice intuition. Now having completed the book after years of admiring it on a book shelf, I should read it again. I believe it gave me just enough intuition to understand complex models in literature. Not as a real PHD in physics or applied math would understand, but enough not to get lost while reading something else.
I missed some more illustrations of key ideas as it is important to visualize in head the steps. This is not a major problem as solution manual provides further insight plus some web pages are helpful.


The End Game: The End of the Debt SuperCycle and How It Changes Everything
The End Game: The End of the Debt SuperCycle and How It Changes Everything
by John Mauldin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 12.91

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not serious, 28 Mar 2012
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I do not know who is expected to be the audience for this book. It was written in a way you would talk to your small children. Important key messages were repeated, author was using bold text etc. At the end this was not very informative. Although I like to read this genre of books, I regret having ordered this one, and seeing it on my bookshelf. I bought this book based on subject and other reviews. But please note, I am doing research on this topic hence my expectations were probaböy different from someone completely unfamiliar.


Financial Modeling
Financial Modeling
by Simon Benninga
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 40.45

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not helpful, 12 Mar 2012
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Book is voluminous and table of context is promising. However, models are pretty basic and you will learn the same stuff free on web or elsewhere.
More complex models and especially modelling tricks would have been nice, but this one is for someone with no modelling skills. This good as the first book.


World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse
World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse
by Lester Brown
Edition: Paperback
Price: 15.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice one, 12 Mar 2012
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This was a short book full of interesting statistics and anecdotes. For interested a good read. Could have been a bit more analytical and profound.


Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition: The Naked Emperor Dethroned?
Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition: The Naked Emperor Dethroned?
by Steve Keen
Edition: Paperback
Price: 16.81

13 of 59 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not so great, 12 Mar 2012
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Well, first this book sounds pretty good, though after some more careful thinking greatness starts to vanish. There are some good ideas about credit and its impact. However, this is not very serious work as a whole. Moreover, it is hard to find anything peer reviewed or published by prof Keen. Why does he not publish in good journals if he is so brilliant? Why is this book published by some obscure name, not a repuatable house? Prof Keen is not ready for a frank discussion about his ideas, he rather writes controversial books for simple audience? My bet is that no-one is interested. Limitations of mainstream economics are widely understood.
But a fullfront attact on the whole micro and macro foundations of modern economics sounds a bit extreme, especially as the serious publications in serious journals are so glaringly absent.
If you want to read populist voodoo economics, with some good ideas, go ahead. But be prepared, Steven Keen trashes almost every foundation of economics established by clearly less intelligent research in places like MIT, Harvard, Stanford, LSE etc. Wonder how such talent has not been fetched from an unknown university somewhere down-under to world renowed places. This does not prevent prof Keen from declaring his brilliance and insight page after page. Yes, everythng everyone else ever wrote was wrong and failed to explain our complex economic system.
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The Euro: The Battle for the New Global Currency * New Edition *
The Euro: The Battle for the New Global Currency * New Edition *
by David Marsh
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.39

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really intersting, worth time, 2 Mar 2012
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This book is entertaining anf fun to read over such an interesting topic as monetrary policy. Author has done good job backed by large number of references.
Anyone curous to find out about the debate, this is a good place to start.


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