Ringmaster Desai tames the financial circus

There is no doubt that Mihir Desai, author of The Wisdom of Finance, is a very good teacher

27th August, 2017
Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) in the 1987 film Wall Street, is one of the characters that peppers Mihir Desai’s book

NON-Fiction: The Wisdom of Finance, By Mihir A Desai, Profile Books, €14.95

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to have a really good teacher, you’ll know that they take the pain out of learning. Like some sort of benevolent, pedagogical conman, they manage to sweeten the educational pill so you barely notice yourself swallowing the useful information. The preamble is so sweet, the packaging so attractive, that the payload is delivered surreptitiously. And...

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