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Analyzing Business Data With Excel

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by Gerald Knight

I can't tell you how much I wanted to like this book. I've admired O'Reilly's technical books for years, and now that I've branched out into business applications, I was delighted to see that they had, too. When I finished business school last year, Continue reading the story "Analyzing Business Data With Excel"

Deals From Hell

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by Robert F. Bruner

One of the problems with books of historical case studies is a lack of general principles, and a feeling that the authors are looking in the back of the book for the answers. The post-mortems don't really offer any guidance for the Continue reading the story "Deals From Hell"

The (Mis)Behavior Of Markets

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by Benoit Mandelbrot

According to Modern Portfolio Theory, the basis for most of modern stock market analysis, the crash of October 1987 shouldn't have happened in our lifetimes. In fact, it shouldn't have happened in the lifetime of the country. It should have happened, perhaps, once Continue reading the story "The (Mis)Behavior Of Markets"

The Last Bubble

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Inventing Money: The Story of Long-Term Capital Management and the legends behind it

by Nicholas Dunbar

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

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