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myami, July 20, 2009

Highly readable account of the financial meltdown, related through the rise, fall, rise, stumble, and possible rise again of J.P.Morgan, the birthplace of the derivative product innovations that got picked up and turned in to a Frakenstein's monster (one of Tett's metaphors) that began to devour the entire financial system. I am not particularly literate on banking terms, but Tett doesn't assume that you are, just clearly and concisely describes the technical matters without losing the thread of the story. For an outsider, an excellent tool to get to grips with how this mess happened.
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Miss Conduct's Mind Over Manners: Master the Slippery Rules of Modern Ethics and Etiquette by Robin Abrahams
Miss Conduct's Mind Over Manners: Master the Slippery Rules of Modern Ethics and Etiquette

myami, July 20, 2009

This was a spur-of-the-moment purchase, I didn't know Robin Abraham's writing beforehand at all, but I chose it as I am a compulsive reader of anything etiquette-related. It's an excellent book, and deserves to get a wide audience. She's funny, and head-slappingly insightful, and I'd put her in the same league as my beloved Judith Martin. Highly recommended.
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