05 December 2017

The Wisdom of Finance

Mihir A Desai
2017, Profile Books, 240 pages,
ISBN 9780544911130

Reviewer: Vicky Pryce, SBE fellow and Author

This is probably the least mathematical volume ever produced on finance and does not contain a single graph. On purpose too! It is trying hard to be a different book to normal textbooks. And in that at least it succeeds.

The idea for this book stems from an end-of-course talk Professor Desai had to give to his students at Harvard Business School. He acknowledges that finance has a bad…

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