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The Dao of capital : Austrian investing in a distorted world

Author: Mark Spitznagel
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, ©2013.
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"As today's preeminent doomsday investor Mark Spitznagel describes his Daoist and roundabout investment approach, "one gains by losing and loses by gaining." This is Austrian Investing, an archetypal, counterintuitive, and proven approach, gleaned from the 150-year-old Austrian School of economics, that is both timeless and exceedingly timely. In The Dao of Capital, hedge fund manager and tail-hedging pioneer Mark  Read more...
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Spitznagel, Mark, 1971-
Dao of capital.
Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2013]
(DLC) 2013021362
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Spitznagel
ISBN: 9781118347034 111834703X 9781118416679 1118416678
OCLC Number: 828848351
Description: xxix, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 The Daoist Sage / Klipp's Paradox Paradox, Klipp's 1 --
The Old Master 3 --
The Soft and Weak Vanquish the Hard and Strong 6 --
Into the Pit 9 --
The Privileges of a Trader 12 --
Robinson Crusoe in the Bond Pit 15 --
Fishing in "McElligot's Pool" 18 --
Enter the Austrians: A von Karajan Moment 18 --
A State of Rest 21 --
Guiding into Emptiness ... 23 --
Moving On 26 --
The Wisdom of the Sages 29 --
Chapter 2 The Forest in the Pinecone: The Roundabout and the Logic of Growth 33 --
The Forest and the Tree 36 --
The Slow Seedling 39 --
Wildfire and Resource Reallocation 41 --
The Conifer Effect 43 --
A Logic of Growth 49 --
Chapter 3 SHI: The Intertemporal Strategy 51 --
The Dao of Sun Wu 56 --
Shi and the Crossbow 58 --
Li-The Direct Path 59 --
Shi and Li at the Weiqi Board 60 --
A Common Thread, from East to West 64 --
An Attack of Misunderstanding 68 --
On War-An Indirect Strategy 70 --
Shi, Ziel, Mittel, und Zweck 74 --
Chapter 4 The Seen and the Foreseen: The Roots of the Austrian Tradition 75 --
That Which Must Be Foreseen 78 --
At the Viennese Crossroads Between East and West 85 --
The Teleology of Baer's Butterfly 88 --
Menger Establishes the Austrian School 89 --
Tutor to the Prince 93 --
Methodenstreit 97 --
Österreichische Schule 101 --
Chapter 5 : UMWEG: The Roundabout Path of the Unternehmer 103 --
Postulating the "Positive" 105 --
Produktionsumweg 108 --
Böhm-Bawerk, the Bourgeois Marx 113 --
Faustmann's Forest Economy 116 --
Pangs of Capital 122 --
Henry Ford: The Roundabout Unternehmer 125 --
The Roundabout of Life 134 --
Chapter 6 Time Preference: Overcoming That Humanness About Us 139 --
"Radical" Böhm-Bawerk and the Psychology of Time Preference 145 --
The Curious Case of Phineas Gage 149 --
The Shi and Li Brain 151 --
The Subjectivity of Time 153 --
The Trade-Off of an Addict 158 --
No Zeal for Ziel on Wall Street 161 --
Adapting to the Intertemporal 164 --
Chapter 7 : "The Market is a Process" 167 --
The Man Who Predicted the Great Depression 169 --
Fleeing the Nazis 173 --
Human Action 175 --
Unternehmer in the Land of the Nibelungen 179 --
Genuine Change Is Afoot in Nibelungenland-A Market-Induced Drop in Interest Rates 187 --
Distortion Comes to Nibelungenland-The Central Bank Lowers Rates 190 --
Time Inconsistency and the Term Structure 194 --
The Day of Reckoning Comes to Nibelungenland 198 --
The Austrian View 199 --
The Market Process Prevails 201 --
Chapter 8 : Homeostasis: Seeking Balance in the Midst of Distortion 203 --
The Teleology of the Market 205 --
The Yellowstone Effect 207 --
Lessons from the Distorted Forest 209 --
Market Cybernetics 213 --
How Things "Go Right" 216 --
Spontaneous Order 217 --
Distortion 219 --
The Sand Pile Effect 220 --
Distortion's Message: "Do Nothing" 222 --
The Shi of Capital 223 --
Chapter 9 Austrian Investing I: The Eagle and the Swan: Exploiting Distortion with Misesian Tools 227 --
Homeostasis en force 229 --
Witness to the Distortion 231 --
An Initial Misesian Investment Strategy 236 --
The Eagle and the Swan 240 --
Case Study: Prototypical Tail Hedging 244 --
The Ziel and the Zweck: Central Bank Hedging 248 --
The Roundabout Investor 251 --
Chapter 10 Austrian Investing II: Siegfried Exploiting the Böhm-Bawerkian Roundabout 253 --
Siegfried, the Dragon Slayer 255 --
Case Study: Buying the Siegfrieds 263 --
Value Investing: Austrian Investing's Estranged Heir 269 --
A Zweck Finally Attained 275 --
Epilogue: The Sisu of the Boreal Forest 277 --
The World Learns Sisu from the Victorious Finns 278 --
Sisu-Of Character and Character-Building 284.
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