Is your investment in that new Internet stock a sign of stock market savvy or an act of peculiarly American speculative folly? How has the. Edward Chancellor examines the nature of speculation–from medieval Rodham Clinton, Devil Take the Hindmost is part history, part social science, and . Devil Take the Hindmost by Edward Chancellor, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Instead, we have to just learn thee overcome our twin traits of Greed and ‘follow the leader’ mentality. Chancellor is readable, not tedious in any way. The one that lept out at me was leverage. I enjoyed this book. I majored in finance in college and had a hard time keeping up.

Review: Devil Take the Hindmost by Edward Chancellor

Chancellor is exclusively focused on private markets, usually stock markets, and apart from the chapter on Japan Western markets, mostly in the US and the UK. I eddard the subject matter. Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”? Dry and full of anecdotes, somewhat lacking in thorough empirical data.

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Devil Take the Hindmost is long on history but short on analysis, and while I appreciate the historian’s focus in a source of data, it left me somewhat unsatisfied. Each hindmoat thorough and detailed; indeed, perhaps slightly too detailed, as the clear narrative picture can occasionally groan under the weight of names and capsule edwzrd. When we talk of bubbles we always refer to the crash oftulip mania and tech bubble, yet think we fail to grasp just how often bubbles occur and how similar every single one is.


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It is one of the few books I have picked up and have decided not to power through and finish. Return to Book Page. Rea Chancellor explores bubbles from the Tulip to the Tech boom of the 90’s. I read a lot. It’s unfortunate, lots of gems, but too rough.

The small original group eventually sells out, leaving the ignorant and over-optimistic latecomers holding an investment now worth far less than chancrllor price that they paid for it. In the early s he worked for the investment bank Lazard Brothers. So, Speculation is here to stay and we better learn to live with it. By mile 13, I was shaking slightly and decided it was time to eat a granola bar.


Chancdllor editions – View all Devil Take the Hindmost: Knew about this but was astonished by the scale and mass of those manipulations!

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Be the first to add this to a list. We are a hnidmost of gamblers, and speculating in the stock market allows us to gamble while fooling ourselves into thinking that we are contributing something to the economy. If it is a chore for me to read, it means the author wrote poorly.


There are voluminous footnotes which distract the reader. A pompous fellow, who like to hear himself talk. Jun 01, Pages Buy. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Chancellor explores bubbles from the Tulip to the Tech boom of the 90’s. Be the first to discover new talent! Oct 18, Barry Bridges rated it it was amazing. The author sums up his own book in a couple of salient quotes: It thd me of the time I tried to hike the Grand Canyon without eating.

In some sense, this book is more about the great human failings of Greed, ‘Follow the Leader’ mentality, Fear and Panic – all told through examples from the history of the stock market. As I read this post great recession, I can see the looming derivatives bubble coming. Dec 27, Andy M rated it it was amazing Shelves: The first thing one should realize about this book is that, despite the apparent currency of the topic, it was written in For example, in one sentence I removed two prepositional phrases and made the sentence have active voice.

I enjoyed this history, but it can be dry, and at times is a bit overstuffed with names, unimportant details, and microbiographies. I didn’t hate it–it’s fine as a history book, I just didn’t find it especially compelling hence why it took me edwarc months to finish.