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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book On The Future Of Bio-Pharma And Other Things, 31 Aug. 2012
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This review is from: Cracking the Code: Understand and Profit from the Biotech Revolution That Will Transform Our Lives and Generate Fortunes (Hardcover)
This is yet another good book in the futurology department. The authors start off letting you know that they have no official qualifications to be speaking on the topic of medical science and so fort. But then go on to reveal a good reason why you should listen to them nevertheless. They show you that they are extremely well read and learnt in this area, they have visited over 100 companies and talked to allot of scientist. They have read hundreds of articles, and books on the topic. It would seem that The authors Jim Mellon and Al Chalabi are truly autodidacts of the finest quality. It really shows later in their writing just how much they know on the topic

Now on the actual content of the book. The first half of the book gets rather scientific. Jim and Al explain to you the basic building blocks of life and how diseases is caused and so fort. They explain thins like what DNA is, what an element is and how it is defined. Some people (such as the science-phobes) may not particularly enjoy this section at all, but the authors really did it so that we could better understand. The way in which they wrote was also quite simple to grasp. I myself am a huge science fan, So I quite enjoyed it. But as I said, other investors may find this to be a bit of a turn of. The good news is that in my opinion, this was not absolutely necessary for you to understand the market. It would definitely give you some significant edge as an investor, but if you really can't stomach science then there is still much to be gained from this book by just skipping the first half and going directly into the investment situations that arise. The second half of the books is where they talk about the increase in health care leading to a uneven ratio of the elderly to the young and the disasters and changes in society it can lead to. They then recommend some remedies government should be considering and also companies you should pay attention to. They then wrap everything up with a summary at the end. It was quite a good book

The Verdict:
Very good book on the likely future of the investment landscape. The first half is gets more into explaining the mechanics of the medicine but then you get into the ways in which you can make money as an investor. I recommend purchasing

Physical Quality:
Very good quality all in all. the pages, the cover and the hardback are very good

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