Posts filed under “Bailout Nation”

February’s Most Popular Books on TBP

One of the cool things about Amazon is the ability to track what gets purchased when referred from the site. For privacy reasons, I only know what was purchased, not by who — so whoever bought Ginger Lynn’s The Pleasure Hunt video, your secret is safe).

I find it intriguing to see which books were most purchased by TBP readers, in both physical and kindle forms. Note some of the book are from Part I of the list of Apprenticed Investor books.

Not counting Bailout Nation, here are TBP’s most popular books:

Top 15 Most Popular

1. Stock Market Wizards: Interviews with America’s Top Stock Traders
2. How We Know What Isn’t So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life
3. Bull: A History of the Boom and Bust, 1982-2004
4. How I Trade and Invest in Stocks and Bonds
5. The Art of Contrary Thinking
(Tie) 6-7. This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
6-7. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
(Tie) 8-9. The Investor’s Anthology; Original Ideas From the Industry’s Greatest Minds
8.-9 The Holy Grail of Macroeconomics: Lessons from Japan’s Great Recession (Koo)
10. The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America’s Top Traders
(Tie) 11-15. Too Big to Fail
11-15. The Winner’s Curse: Paradoxes and Anomalies of Economic Life
11-15. Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility
11-15. Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
11-15. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Standouts on Kindle were Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, followed by New Market Wizards. Every other book was too limited in sales numbers to differentiate.

Category: Bailout Nation, Retail

Stock Twits Interview

I did this interview with Howard Lindzon months ago — forgot all about it until he sent me the embed code for it just now.

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Books

Bookonomics (or, why writers barely make min. wage)

One of the questions I get all the time is about the economics of the book: How much did it sell, what was your advance, what did it cost to produce. I was thinking about this as I prepare for April 15th, so I did a quick run down of costs. Here is the skinny:…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Financial Press, Media

Markets! Finance! Scandal!

I did an interview with Max Keiser out of Germany last week — they only had to bleep me twice.

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Video

Wages of Failure: Exec Comp at Bear, Lehman 2000-08

I stumbled across a fascinating pierce of research (via a reader) regarding misaligned pay incentives Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers: “The standard narrative of the meltdown of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers assumes that the wealth of the top executives of these firms was largely wiped out along with their firms. In the ongoing debate…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Corporate Management, Wages & Income

Stopping Counter-Productive Mortgage Mods and Foreclosure Abatements

“The choice we appear to be making is trying to modify our way out of this, which has the effect of lengthening the crisis. We have simply slowed the foreclosure pipeline, with people staying in houses they are ultimately not going to be able to afford anyway.” -Kevin Katari, managing member of Watershed Asset Management,…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Credit, Real Estate

Miami Herald: A look back at the best business books of 2009

Bailout Nation made another “Best of” year end list: A look back at the best business books of 2009 I didn’t — couldn’t — read every business book published during the past year, but I was still gob-smacked by the number of books that I did read in 2009, including a few just for fun….Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Books

USA Today: Best Business Books

USA Today is out with its list of best business books for 2009 — Too Big Too Fail and Bailout Nation top the list. “After the collapse of Lehman Bros. in September 2008, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, then-Treasury secretary Henry Paulson and then-New York Fed president Timothy Geithner stood on the brink of catastrophe….Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Books

Cash for Clunkers Visualization

Cash for Clunkers – Visualization and Analysis December 9th, 2009 Cash for Clunkers: A Dynamic Map of the Car Allowance Rebate Systems (CARS) from Michael J Bommarito II on Vimeo. Hat tip Paul!

Category: Bailout Nation

Books in My Queue

I have a long list of books waiting to be read — these half dozen, however, are at the top of my list — sitting on a shelf, patiently waiting to be read — or for my next flight: • Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff, This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Books, Markets