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Masters of Nothing : How the crash will happen again unless we understand human nature.

Author: Matthew Hancock; Nadhim Zahawi
Publisher: London : Biteback, 2011.
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Behaviour is important. Whether this be the behaviour of those who saw it coming, or of those who constantly berated them. The behaviour of those who rode the boom and switched at the tipping point to ride the bust, or the behaviour of those who held on to their principled as the system collapsed around them. It was human behaviour after all, that led us to construct a bubble nobody suspected was dangerous, yet  Read more...
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Hancock, Matthew.
Masters of Nothing : How the crash will happen again unless we understand human nature.
London : Biteback, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Hancock; Nadhim Zahawi
ISBN: 9781849542081 1849542082
OCLC Number: 771875545
Description: 1 online resource (336 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Table of Contents; Dedication; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; AUTHOR BIOGRAPHIES; INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1 : FOOLS IN THE CORNER; Chapter 2 : TIPPING THE BANDWAGON; Chapter 3 : THE DANGERS OF BUSINESS AS USUAL; Chapter 4 : FOREVER BLOWING BUBBLES; Chapter 5 : IRRATIONAL ECONOMISTS; Chapter 6 : WOMEN ON TOP; Chapter 7 : REWARDS FOR FAILURE; Chapter 8 : RULES, DISCRETION AND THE IMPORTANCE OF INSTITUTIONS; Chapter 9 : SO WHAT DO WE DO?; EPILOGUE; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; Copyright.

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Behaviour is important. Whether this be the behaviour of those who saw it coming, or of those who constantly berated them. The behaviour of those who rode the boom and switched at the tipping point to ride the bust, or the behaviour of those who held on to their principled as the system collapsed around them. It was human behaviour after all, that led us to construct a bubble nobody suspected was dangerous, yet nonetheless would burst with disastrous consequences. Contrary to the views of many before the crash the cycle is inevitable - you cannot eliminate boom and bust. In a boom the bulli.

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