Forbes: What Anthony Trollope Can Teach Us About Finance

ForbesMihir Desai’s new book, The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return, links the fundamentals of finance to several centuries of literature, history, philosophy, music, visual arts, theater, and comedy in order to make the subject seem less mystifying — more humanizing — to non-financiers. One of the examples in the book is how Anthony Trollope’s novel Phineas Finn offers useful lessons on risk management. Carmen Nobel recently interviewed in Desai, the Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School, f0r Forbes magazine. In the article, Desai discusses his approach to interpreting financial concepts.

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Posted on: July 28th, 2017 by Douglas Gerlach

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