Sept 08, 2021 - Wall Street and 2008
Hope you are doing well. Today’s recommendations are:
The Greatest Trade Ever: How One man bet against the market and made 20 Billion Dollars, by Gregory Zuckerman
While the world and everyone on it slid into an economic depression and lost tons of money, John Paulsson was one of the handful of traders who survived, thrived, and succeeded by a huge margin, netting 20 Billion USD. This book is a captivating narrative and is a must read for finance buffs.
The Big Short, by Michael Lewis
While most of us have seen the movie on Netflix, this book takes a much deeper look at the characters and the trades that made shorting mortgages so successful. The book is engaging, does not require prior knowledge, and will make you read at least a couple more books on related areas.
Sidestep from my usual book recommendations. Most of us fail our book reading targets and want some peaceful motivation to making reading an activity for pleasure and leisure. Towards that end, check out this nice calming video on reading more. Just shut off your brain, ignore the reading hacks in this video and look at the beautiful bookstores the dude takes you to.
Also, after almost a month, I wrote something on the blog. Do check it out here.
A small life update - the folks at the India Film Project have been kind enough to help me build a podcast courtesy the Podcast Lab. So I will be learning from and working with the Podcast Lab, under the umbrella of Anchor by Spotify. My podcast will revolve around my love for books. So, watch this space for more.
Looking forward to writing to you soon.