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How one author is demystifying finance


Hedge funds and stocks and bonds, oh my!

Do you ever shiver, cringe, or even get angry at the thought of finance? Well, according to Harvard business professor Mihir Desai, you’re not alone.

In today’s world, talking about finances can be intimidating, and it’s often because money has been given a bad reputation over the years, and it can be hard to understand.

In the book, The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return, Desai aims to give finance a beating heart, and humanize the often complicated subject.

The goal of the book is teach economics in a way that everyone can comprehend it (a.k.a ditching the algorithms).

Finance is an important part of our lives. By re-imagining the finance industry as part of literature, movies, history, and philosophy, Desai hopes to provide people with the information they need to know in order to understand how to manage their money.

To hear from Desai himself, watch the interview above.

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