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Investing: the last liberal art

By: Hagstrom, Robert G.
Publisher: New York Columbia Business School 2013Edition: 2nd ed.Description: ix, 201 p.ISBN: 9780231160100.Subject(s): Business &​ Economic - Investments &​ securities | Investment prospectuses | Portfolio managementDDC classification: 332.6 Summary: In this updated second edition of Investing: The Last Liberal Art, Hagstrom explores basic and fundamental investing concepts in a range of fields outside of economics, including physics, biology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and literature. He discusses, for instance, how the theory of evolution disrupts the notion of the efficient market and how reading strategies for literature can be gainfully applied to investing research. Building on Charlie Munger's famous "latticework of mental models" concept, Hagstrom argues that it is impossible to make good investment decisions based solely on a strong knowledge of finance theory alone. He reinforces his concepts with additional data and a new chapter on mathematics, and updates his text throughout to reflect the developments of the past decade, particularly the seismic economic upheaval of 2008. He has also added a hundred new titles to the invaluable reading list concluding the book. (http://cup.columbia.edu/book/investing-the-last-liberal-art/9780231160100)
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Table of contents:

1. A Latticework of Mental Models
2. Physics
3. Biology
4. Sociology
5. Psychology
6. Philosophy
7. Literature
8. Mathematics
9. Decision Making

In this updated second edition of Investing: The Last Liberal Art, Hagstrom explores basic and fundamental investing concepts in a range of fields outside of economics, including physics, biology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and literature. He discusses, for instance, how the theory of evolution disrupts the notion of the efficient market and how reading strategies for literature can be gainfully applied to investing research. Building on Charlie Munger's famous "latticework of mental models" concept, Hagstrom argues that it is impossible to make good investment decisions based solely on a strong knowledge of finance theory alone. He reinforces his concepts with additional data and a new chapter on mathematics, and updates his text throughout to reflect the developments of the past decade, particularly the seismic economic upheaval of 2008. He has also added a hundred new titles to the invaluable reading list concluding the book.

(http://cup.columbia.edu/book/investing-the-last-liberal-art/9780231160100)

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