BOOK REVIEW: “Diary of a Very Bad Year: Confessions of an Anonymous Hedge Fund Manager”

There have been a lot of books written about the Great Recession, with surely more to come.  “Diary of a Very Bad Year” is different in that it was actually written during the crisis.  Keith Gesson, a writer for n+1 magazine, was introduced to the Anonymous Hedge Fund Manager (HFM) by a friend and interviewed… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: “Diary of a Very Bad Year: Confessions of an Anonymous Hedge Fund Manager”

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BOOK REVIEW: “Crisis Economics” by Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm

Back during the go-go days of the mid-naughts when housing prices were appreciating at dizzying rates, Nouriel Roubini put out a prediction that the increase was unsustainable and would lead to a crash.  For that he earned the nickname “Dr. Doom”, which was not meant as a compliment.  As we have all painfully learned, his… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: “Crisis Economics” by Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm

My Fantasy Football Draft Journey (or HBO’s Hard Knocks, this ain’t)

This past week saw the start of, what best evidence tells us, the 7th season of the RouteOne Fantasy Football League.  It’s been a great catalyst for building social relationships at work, giving co-workers a structure for interactions that don’t involve work topics.  Also, for those of us that are quite (or even overly) competitive,… Continue reading My Fantasy Football Draft Journey (or HBO’s Hard Knocks, this ain’t)