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The insanity of high achievers and the havoc that they wreak. It's not MIchael Lewis but it's still pretty good.
on 15 April 2017
I'm studying for an MBA in the UK at the moment and my first module is Accounting and Finance; the author accurately describes the bizarre nature of that particular subject. It's no surprise to me that people can launder their criminal gains with impunity after reading and experiencing this subject.
The fact that no-one can agree on the same final figures despite working from the same set of figures and what is most incredulous is the idea that although Harvard accepts people working together in small groups to share information, they don't like the idea of the entire class sharing notes to make things easier. What do they think 'best practice' in companies revolves around?
The gaming of the financial aid system is disgusting but this is the place which produced almost the entire senior management echelon of Enron.
If you don't come from a finance background like te author you'll love this book; if you do it'll provide less insight for you.