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The Great Leveler by Walter Scheidel • economic inequality • social structure • human history

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civilisation ● inequality ● civilisation

Recommendation 4 / 5

The Great Leveler by Walter Scheidel is a provocative and insightful contribution to our understanding of inequality over the long run and despite being grounded in economic history it is a book where you find serious questions about the future of inequality and the shape and structure of our societies. It shows that inequality never dies peacefully. Inequality declines when bloodbath and disaster strike and increases when stability and peace return…

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The 10X Rule book by Grant Cardone • how do things • finding motivation • taking ownership

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inspirtion ● wealth ● motivation

Recommendation 4 / 5

The 10x rule is a concept which says that whenever you think to achieve something, do 10 times more than you previously thought. Whatever you think that you need to do, or what you are expected to do to get things done, just do way more. A bit cliché, nevertheless, you can apply this leverage to so many areas of your life and in most situations, it will be your critical factor in the whole process. The concept is not only about doing more but also about changing your perspective. Think about the goal, let’s say you want to change a job in a year or read a book in the coming …

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The Spider Network by David Enrich • bank frauds • LIBOR scandal • financial crisis • Tom Hayes

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crime ● true story ● banks

Recommendation 4 / 5

The Spider Network is a great story of a math genius and a gang of backstabbing bankers. The book details one of the greatest scams in financial history. The author is David Enrich, a Wall Street Journal’s award-winning business reporter.

In a nutshell, the scandal involves something that very few non-financial people have heard of but is enormously important. It’s called LIBOR which is an acronym that stands for the London Interbank Offered Rate. This is a kind of international benchmark that represents the interest rate at which various banks offer to lend short-term loans to one …

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The Last Tycoons by William D. Cohan • financial advisory • asset management • company story • Lazard

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money ● banks ● true story

Recommendation 4 / 5

The Last Tycoons, won the Business Book of the Year by Goldman Sachs in 2007. It tells a story of Lazard, a financial advisory and asset management firm. It is especially the history of the incredible people who worked there, at an obscure French investment bank, once so mysterious and so poorly understood until 1995 when the three Lazard Freres partnerships have banded together in order to form a new partnership, Lazard Capital Markets, to improve their financing and trading activities in Europe and in emerging markets….