This week’s blog  [4 min read] Next, a podcast from Freakonomics Radio.  Yes, it’s 48 minutes long, but with contributions from Eugene Fama, Ken French and Jack Bogle (amongst others), it’s an entertaining and informative 48 minutes. John Maynard Keynes on investing as a beauty contest.  [3 min read] The world’s...

July was the month for autobiographies.  I’m fascinated by other peoples’ lives and how they got to where they are and even after this month’s binge I still have a stack of autobiographies and biographies waiting to be read. Here’s a selection of my best reads...

My June book review is up on the blog  [4 min read] What did Sir John Templeton really mean when he said four of the most dangerous words in investing were ‘This time it’s different’? [3 min read] The most important requirement for a successful investment experience? Know thyself [2 min read] The future...

From a reading perspective, June was a month which contained some unexpected surprises. That’s one of the things I love about reading, you don’t always know what you’re going to get.* The Boys in the Boat – Daniel James Brown This book was recommended to me by...

My book choices this month were a lot more upbeat than my April selection, which made for a happier month all round.  Something I think I need to bear in mind! Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic (Inside one of the World’s most admired service organisations) – ...

I don’t know what I was thinking when I compiled my reading list for April – let’s just say there weren’t many laughs in my selection. Nevertheless, there were some excellent reads. THE TIPPING POINT: MALCOM GLADWELL After reading and enjoying Outliers a couple of months ago, I was...

I think some of my reading choices this past month have reflected how I am processing and trying to understand what is going on in the wider world.  Here’s a selection of some of the best. All that I am – Anna Funder (Fiction) What happens when someone...

“An individual without information cannot take responsibility; an individual who is given information cannot help but take responsibility.” Jan Carlzon “Imagine that there is a loose panel in the passenger compartment of the New York to Los Angeles airplane.  The panel has a sharp, protruding edge that...

Short days, long evenings, frost and fog, when all you I want to do is to curl up by the woodburner with a good book.  Here’s a selection of some of the books I read this month. The Silk Roads: A new history of the World, Peter Frankopan History...