Books reviews

Famous or interesting books about investments and finance, reviewed in a throrough and balanced manner.

Kaplan & Norton – “Strategy Maps”, a Book Review & Analysis

Few thinkers were ever more influent than those two Harvard professors – Robert Kaplan and David Norton. They are among the top 50 thinkers since more than a decade and their two important books (“The Balanced Scorecard” and “Stratey Maps”) are an important portion of any consultant’s or CEO’s arsenal. Especially when they are trying to deploy powerful organisational changes, aimed at delivering value. But what is this book about?Read More »Kaplan & Norton – “Strategy Maps”, a Book Review & Analysis

Book Review – Jeff Greenblatt’s “Breakthrough Strategies to Predicting Any Market”

Jeff Greenblatt starts his book with a classical adagio – “The only constant is change” (Heraclit). In this respect, his book is very interesting. Because “Breakthrough Strategies to Predicting Any Market” is in equal measure a book about technical trading as well as about self-discipline.

The author begins his book by underlining what can bring you the trading success. Read More »Book Review – Jeff Greenblatt’s “Breakthrough Strategies to Predicting Any Market”

A Book Review – “The Theory of Corporate Finance” by Jean Tirole

If you are a seasoned professional working in corporate finance or as investments analyst, it is very probable that you saw them all. This means that you saw the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) endorsed books, such as the US famous “Investments” by Bodie and Kane. You probably saw also the stock market analysts’ books – those written by the guys or girls who have been very successful as investor managers. You also probably saw the books written by various academics in the field of finance. So probably right now your head is spinning only at the invocation of all these names and handbooks.

If this is the case, you probably noticed that much of the information is repeated. You can find the same topic in various shapes and sizes coming to you and waiting to be served in various shapes and with changed examples. Take for example the dividend payout theory – we all know that a company should pay a dividend as long as the expected outcomes of the company’s actions are less than the cost of capital. Read More »A Book Review – “The Theory of Corporate Finance” by Jean Tirole

A Book Review – “Jack Schwager’s Complete Guide To Mastering The Markets”

Jack Schwager was one of the first investment authors to write a pretty comprehensive guide to trading in various markets, a guide fully dedicated to the so well developed nowadays field of technical analysis. The guide contains a pretty classic structure, also used quite often by the other authors in their books. (Which, in my opinion, represents a sort of a tacit recognition of the fact that Schwager was one of the first authors to formalize its method.)Read More »A Book Review – “Jack Schwager’s Complete Guide To Mastering The Markets”