Like the very best books, this works on multiple levels. It's an entertaining read that would not be out of place in a selection of books to take on a long flight or a holiday. It is also a great account of the recent history of banking from an insider with a perch on what was one of the fastest growing franchises in the industry, and is now used more frequently as a cautionary tale.
But the book is far more than that, it has some great insights into what went wrong during the financial crisis, and makes an excellent suggestion on how to make banking safer, although there will be the inevitable question of who polices the policepersons.
But perhaps where the book adds the most value is as an example of how technology seemed to create new jobs in an industry, and then becomes a tool that rapidly hollows out employment. For those of us that worry about AI and robotics leading to a dystopia of structural and permanent unemployment on a scale never seen before, there is no better place to look for clues as to what can happen than in the markets business, and Kevin has written a wonderful book on the topic.
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: CENTURY - TRADE (31 July 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847941532
- ISBN-13: 978-1847941534
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2 x 19.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 222 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 207,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)