Book Review – “Prediction Machines – The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence”

Artificial intelligence came (no doubt)3 years ago to stay. It started as a corporate craze for big data and last year moved to machine learning. These 2018 days AI goes in production via prediction (my 20 copyright cents please). Ajay Agraval, Joshua Gans and Avi Goldfarb, Toronto based professors, are well placed to write about this, as most of the […]

“Six Simple Rules – How to Manage Complexity” by Yves Morieux – a HBR Book Review

If there is one thing that is increasing in the modern working world, this is the entropy. Which has as synonym, among other words, “complexity”. The authors of “Six Simple Rules – How to Manage Complexity Without Getting Complicated” (Yves Morieux and Peter Tollman) have embarked on a journey to do just that. And they accomplished to write a fine […]

“Power Cues – The Subtle Science of Leading Groups” by Nick Morgan, a Book Review

Sometimes the title says it all and it is just enough as an appetizer. This book’s subtitle did that job for me: “The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others and Maximizing Your Personal Impact”. Well, this sounds like the perfect recipe, doesn’t it? It is a bit like in the one-time wonder hit song “Handlebars” – you can already […]

Interviewing for Finance Jobs

One of the problems some of the CFOs have in their careers periodically is that it is stalling. Then, naturally, you have to do something. As a consequence, they go interviewing. Or maybe (more probably) they are on the other side of the desk and are looking for somebody. Again, they go…well…interviewing, right? Well, the recruitment companies are full of […]

Book Review – “Derivatives- Principles and Practice” by Rangarajan K. Sundaram and Sanjiv R. Das

“Derivatives – Principles and Practice” is an advanced derivatives set-up and trading handbook, with a lot of useful maths, tools, cases and refferences inside. If until now I focused my readings on application oriented stuff on technical analysis, with “Derivatives- Principles and Practice” my lectures took a 360 degrees turn. McGraw-Hill Professional is well known for publishing as-academic-as-possible books in […]