In Applied Wisdom, he collects an anthology of wit and wisdom containing over 700 quotations from sources as wide ranging as Thomas Aquinas and Frank Zappa. He provides entertaining food for thought for businesspeople and the general audience alike, and enables readers to think outside the box to find wisdom. These nuggets, along with his commentary for each, are the valuable words needed for those facing risk and uncertainty.
The witticisms provide a full range of being level-headed, truth seeking, brutally heretical, wonderfully insightful, refreshingly politically incorrect, and other intellectual treats and provocations. The advice, blending economics, politics, history, philosophy, psychology, risk management, and much more, provides a winning mix of humor, intellectual heft, and economic survival tips.
|Publisher:||Radius Book Group|
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About the Author
Alexander started his financial career in derivatives brokerage and origination of risk management products at Swiss Bank Corporation in 1988. From 1991 to 2009 he had various research functions within UBS in Zurich and London relating to derivatives, indices, capital flows and alternative investments.
He is the author of two white papers, “In Search of Alpha” and “The Search for Alpha Continues," that were the most often printed research publications in the documented history of UBS. He is author of two books that provide his manifesto for active risk management, Absolute Returns and Asymmetric Returns.
Alexander, a Logistician (ISTJ), is a married, proud father of four, and lives near Crypto Valley, in Zug, Switzerland. His extracurricular activities include skiing, photography and attempts at abstract painting.
Table of Contents
1 The Greater Fool Theory 1
2 The Iron Law of Failure 25
3 The Simplicity Principle 48
4 The Human Uncertainty Principle 73
5 Montaigne's Axiom 97
6 The Iron Law of Capital 119
7 The Santa Claus Principle 146
8 Gump's Law 169
9 The Dunning-Kruger Effect 193
10 The Nowcasting Approach 217
Closing Remarks 247