The Spider Network: How a Math Genius and a Gang of Scheming Bankers Pulled Off One of the Greatest Scams in History

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Custom House #ad - Short-listed for the financial times business book of the yearthe wall street journal's award-winning business reporter unveils the bizarre and sinister story of how a math genius named Tom Hayes, a handful of outrageous confederates, and a deeply corrupt banking system ignited one of the greatest financial scandals in history.

In 2006, traders and brokers from some of the world’s largest financial institutions made a startling realization: Libor—the London interbank offered rate, an oddball group of bankers, which determines interest rates on trillions in loans worldwide—was set daily by a small group of easily manipulated functionaries.

The Spider Network: How a Math Genius and a Gang of Scheming Bankers Pulled Off One of the Greatest Scams in History #ad - Among the motley crew was a french trader nicknamed “gollum”; the broker “abbo, ” who liked to publicly strip naked when drinking; a Kazakh chicken farmer turned something short of financial whiz kid; an executive called “Clumpy” because of his patchwork hair loss; and a broker uncreatively nicknamed “Big Nose.

Eventually known as the “spider network, ” Hayes’s circle generated untold riches —until it all unraveled in spectacularly vicious, backstabbing fashion. Praised as reading “like a fast-paced john le carré thriller” new york times, “compelling” Washington Post and “jaw-dropping” Financial Times, The Spider Network is not only a rollicking account of the scam, but a provocative examination of a financial system that was warped and shady throughout.

Tom hayes, became the lynchpin of shadowy team that used hook and crook to take over the process and set rates that made them a fortune, a brilliant but troubled mathematician, no matter the cost to others.

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Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street

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Random House #ad - In hedge fund circles, Steven A. Her chilling account of a blighted industry is as mesmerizing as a human story as it is as a financial one. Fortune   “a tour de force of groundbreaking reporting and brilliant storytelling. Jeffrey toobin, new York Times bestselling author of American Heiress. But that image was shattered when his fund, SAC Capital, became the target of a seven-year government investigation.

. Prosecutors labeled sac a “magnet for market cheaters” whose culture encouraged the relentless pursuit of “edge”—and even “black edge, ” which is inside information—and the firm was ultimately indicted and pleaded guilty to charges related to a vast insider trading scheme. Cohen was revered as one of the greatest traders who ever lived.

Black edge is a riveting legal thriller that raises urgent questions about the power and wealth of those who sit at the pinnacle of high finance and how they have reshaped the economy. Longlisted for the andrew carnegie medal for excellence in Nonfiction and the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award   “A modern version of Moby-Dick, with wiretaps rather than harpoons.

Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street #ad - Jennifer senior, the new york Times   “If you liked James B. Cohen, himself, however, was never charged. New york times bestseller • “an essential exposé of our times—a work that reveals the deep rot in our financial system. Stewart’s den of thieves, sheelah Kolhatkar’s thrilling Black Edge should be next on your reading list.

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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

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Knopf #ad - A national besteller"chilling…Reads like a West Coast version of All the President’s Men. The new york times book reviewthe full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.

In 2014, theranos founder and ceo elizabeth holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as larry ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup #ad - 7 billion.  . There was just one problem: The technology didn't work. A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

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When the Wolves Bite: Two Billionaires, One Company, and an Epic Wall Street Battle

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PublicAffairs #ad - Wapner, who hosted that memorable tv show, has gained unprecedented access to all the players and unravels this remarkable war of egos, showing the extreme measures the participants were willing to take. When the wolves bite is both a rollicking, entertaining read--a great business story of money and power and pride.

. But what happens when they run into the one thing in business they can't control: each other?This fast-paced book tells the story of the clash of these two titans over Herbalife, a nutritional supplement company whose business model Ackman questioned. Icahn decided to vouch for them, billions of dollars in stock trades, and the dispute became a years-long feud, complete with secret backroom deals, public accusations, and one dramatic insult war on live television.

When the Wolves Bite: Two Billionaires, One Company, and an Epic Wall Street Battle #ad - The inside story of the clash of two of wall street's biggest, richest, most aggressive players--Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman--and Herbalife, the company caught in the middleWith their billions of dollars and their business savvy, toughest, activist investors Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman have the ability to move markets with the flick of a wrist.

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Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts

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Portfolio #ad - For most people, it's difficult to say "I'm not sure" in a world that values and, even, rewards the appearance of certainty. There's always an element of luck that you can't control, and there is always information that is hidden from view. But professional poker players are comfortable with the fact that great decisions don't always lead to great outcomes and bad decisions don't always lead to bad outcomes.

By shifting your thinking from a need for certainty to a goal of accurately assessing what you know and what you don't, you'll be less vulnerable to reactive emotions, knee-jerk biases, and destructive habits in your decision making. You'll become more confident, calm, compassionate and successful in the long run.

So the key to long-term success and avoiding worrying yourself to death is to think in bets: how sure am i? what are the possible ways things could turn out? What decision has the highest odds of success? Did I land in the unlucky 10% on the strategy that works 90% of the time? Or is my success attributable to dumb luck rather than great decision making? Annie Duke, draws on examples from business, politics, sports, a former World Series of Poker champion turned business consultant, and of course poker to share tools anyone can use to embrace uncertainty and make better decisions.

Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts #ad - Poker champion turned business consultant Annie Duke teaches you how to get comfortable with uncertainty and make better decisions as a result. In super bowl xlix, and trailing by four at the patriots' one-yard line, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made one of the most controversial calls in football history: With 26 seconds remaining, he called for a pass instead of a hand off to his star running back.

But was the call really that bad? or did Carroll actually make a great move that was ruined by bad luck?Even the best decision doesn't yield the best outcome every time. Critics called it the dumbest play in history.

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The Courage to Be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness

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Atria Books #ad - Rich in wisdom, the courage to Be Disliked will guide you through the concepts of self-forgiveness, self-care, and mind decluttering. It is a deeply liberating way of thinking, allowing you to develop the courage to change and ignore the limitations that you might be placing on yourself. This plainspoken and profoundly moving book unlocks the power within you to find lasting happiness and be the person you truly want to be.

Marie kondo, but for your brain” HelloGiggles. Using the theories of alfred adler, one of the three giants of nineteenth-century psychology alongside Freud and Jung, this book follows an illuminating dialogue between a philosopher and a young man. Over the course of five conversations, the philosopher helps his student to understand how each of us is able to determine the direction of our own life, free from the shackles of past traumas and the expectations of others.

The Courage to Be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness #ad - Highly recommend” Marc Andreessen. Compelling from front to back. The courage to be disliked, already an enormous bestseller in Asia with more than 3. 5 million copies sold, demonstrates how to unlock the power within yourself to be the person you truly want to be. Is happiness something you choose for yourself? The Courage to Be Disliked presents a simple and straightforward answer.

Millions have already benefited from its teachings, now you can too.

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Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World

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Hachette Books #ad - For readers of liar's poker, den of thieves, Billion Dollar Whale will become a classic, and Bad Blood, harrowing parable about finance run amok. The definitive inside account of the 1mdb scandal, hollywood, "a true life thriller" ben mezrich about a "modern Gatsby" who managed to swindle over $5 billion with the aid of Goldman Sachs and others--a "must read" Booklist "epic tale" Publishers Weekly, starred review that exposes the secret nexus of elite wealth, banking, and politics from two award-winning Wall Street Journal reporters.

His name is jho low, a man whose behavior was so preposterous he might seem made up. Federal agents who helped unravel bernie madoff's ponzi scheme say the 1MDB affair will become the textbook case of financial fraud in the modern age--and its fallout is already being credited for taking down the prime minister of Malaysia.

Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World #ad - An epic true-tale of hubris and greed, billion Dollar Whale reveals how this young social climber pulled off one of the biggest heists in history--right under the nose of the global financial industry. In 2009, with the dust yet to settle on the financial crisis, a baby-faced, seemingly mild-mannered Wharton grad began setting in motion a fraud of unprecedented gall and magnitude--one that would come to symbolize the next great threat to the global financial system.

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But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past

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Penguin Books #ad - It’s about how we live now, once “now” has become “then. From the Hardcover edition. New york times bestselling author chuck klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: how certain are we about our understanding of gravity? how certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction? Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown or—weirder still—widely known, but entirely disrespected? Is it possible that we “overrate” democracy? And perhaps most disturbing, is it possible that we’ve reached the end of knowledge?Klosterman visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past.

Kinetically slingshotting through a broad spectrum of objective and subjective problems, kathryn schulz, amanda petrusich, nick Bostrom, Ryan Adams, Brian Greene, and Richard Linklater, Dan Carlin, But What If We’re Wrong? is built on interviews with a variety of creative thinkers—George Saunders, David Byrne, Junot Díaz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jonathan Lethem, among others—interwoven with the type of high-wire humor and nontraditional analysis only Klosterman would dare to attempt.

But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past #ad - It’s a seemingly impossible achievement: a book about the things we cannot know, explained as if we did.

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Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle between Marvel and DC

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Da Capo Press #ad - At stake is not just sales, but cultural relevancy and the hearts of millions of fans. To many partisans, Marvel is now on top. Superman, batman, Wonder Woman--DC had them all. And then in 1961, an upstart company came out of nowhere to smack mighty DC in the chops. With the publication of Fantastic Four #1, Marvel changed the way superheroes stories were done.

But for much of the early 20th century, it was dc that was the undisputed leader, having launched the American superhero genre with the 1938 publication of Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel's Superman strip. The first in-depth, behind-the-scenes book treatment of the rivalry between the two comic book giants.

They are the two titans of the comic book industry--the coke and pepsi of superheroes--and for more than 50 years, Marvel and DC have been locked in an epic battle for spandex supremacy. Writer-editor stan lee, including the avengers, spider-Man, Hulk, and the talented Marvel bullpen subsequently unleashed a string of dazzling new creations, the X-Men, artists Jack Kirby, and Iron Man.

Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle between Marvel and DC #ad - Marvel's rise forever split fandom into two opposing tribes. The feud has never completely disappeared, and it simmers on a low boil to this day. Complete with interviews with the major names in the industry, whether it be stealing ideas, planting spies, Slugfest reveals the arsenal of schemes the two companies have employed in their attempts to outmaneuver the competition, poaching employees, or launching price wars.

Dc's titles sold millions of copies every year, and its iconic characters were familiar to nearly everyone in America.

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All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain’s Political Class

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William Collins #ad - Shortlisted for the orwell prize 2017#1 sunday times bestseller‘the best political book of the year’ Andrew Marr‘A superb work of storytelling and reporting. It is a book about our leaders and their closest aides, the decisions they make, how and why they make them and how they feel when they turn out to be so wrong.

In all out war, tim shipman has written a political history that reads like a thriller, exploring how and why David Cameron chose to take the biggest political gamble of his life, and why he lost. Sets new benchmark for the writing of contemporary political history’ GuardianThe only book to tell the full story of how and why Britain voted to leave the EU.

All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain’s Political Class #ad - This is the acclaimed inside story of the EU referendum in 2016 that takes you behind the scenes of the most extraordinary episode in British politics since the Second World War. With unparalleled access to all key players, this is a story of calculation, attempted coups and people torn between principles and loyalty.

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When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management

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Random House #ad - Drawing on confidential internal memos and interviews with dozens of key players, the arrogance of their mathematical certainties, Lowenstein explains not just how the fund made and lost its money but also how the personalities of Long-Term’s partners, and the culture of Wall Street itself contributed to both their rise and their fall.

When it was founded in 1993, Long-Term was hailed as the most impressive hedge fund in history. In his new afterword, lowenstein shows that ltcm’s implosion should be seen not as a one-off drama but as a template for market meltdowns in an age of instability—and as a wake-up call that Wall Street and government alike tragically ignored.

. With a new afterword addressing today’s financial crisisa business week best book of the yeARIn this business classic—now with a new Afterword in which the author draws parallels to the recent financial crisis—Roger Lowenstein captures the gripping roller-coaster ride of Long-Term Capital Management.

When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management #ad - But after four years in which the firm dazzled wall Street as a $100 billion moneymaking juggernaut, it suddenly suffered catastrophic losses that jeopardized not only the biggest banks on Wall Street but the stability of the financial system itself. The dramatic story of long-term’s fall is now a chilling harbinger of the crisis that would strike all of Wall Street, from Lehman Brothers to AIG, a decade later.

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