Описание: Over the last twenty years, a species of math whizzes known as 'quants' has usurped the testosterone-fueled, kill-or-be-killed risk-takers who've long been the alpha males of the world's largest casino. The quants believe that a dizzying, indecipherable-to-mere-mortals cocktail of differential calculus, quantum physics, and advanced geometry holds the key to reaping riches from the financial markets. They took over Wall Street with their formulas...and helped create a digitized money-trading machine that could shift billions around the globe with the click of a mouse. Yet, in creating it, had they sowed the seeds for financial history's greatest disaster? Drawing on unique access to four of the best and brightest among these number-crunching titans, The Quants tells the inside story of what these men thought and felt in the days and weeks when they helplessly watched much of their net worth vaporize--and wondered just how their mind-bending formulas and genius-level IQs had led them so wrong so fast. With the immediacy of today's NASDAQ close and the timeless power of a Greek tragedy, The Quants is at once a masterpiece of explanatory journalism, a gripping tale of ambition and hubris...and an ominous warning about Wall Street's future.
Автор: Smith Bobbi Название: The Half Breed ISBN: 0843948531 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780843948530 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 554 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Mccarry, Patrick Название: New breed ISBN: 1781173311 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781781173312 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1838 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: `The New Breed` is the story of Irish rugby`s first professionals, as told by leading players, coaches, trainers and journalists who witnessed the remarkable transformation from the amateur game.
Описание: "Beware of geeks bearing formulas." --Warren Buffett In March of 2006, the world's richest men sipped champagne in an opulent New York hotel. They were preparing to compete in a poker tournament with million-dollar stakes, but those numbers meant nothing to them. They were accustomed to risking "billions." At the card table that night was Peter Muller, an eccentric, whip-smart whiz kid who'd studied theoretical mathematics at Princeton and now managed a fabulously successful hedge fund called PDT...when he wasn't playing his keyboard for morning commuters on the New York subway. With him was Ken Griffin, who as an undergraduate trading convertible bonds out of his Harvard dorm room had outsmarted the Wall Street pros and made money in one of the worst bear markets of all time. Now he was the tough-as-nails head of Citadel Investment Group, one of the most powerful money machines on earth. There too were Cliff Asness, the sharp-tongued, mercurial founder of the hedge fund AQR, a man as famous for his computer-smashing rages as for his brilliance, and Boaz Weinstein, chess life-master and king of the credit default swap, who while juggling $30 billion worth of positions for Deutsche Bank found time for frequent visits to Las Vegas with the famed MIT card-counting team. On that night in 2006, these four men and their cohorts were the new kings of Wall Street. Muller, Griffin, Asness, and Weinstein were among the best and brightest of a new breed, the "quants." Over the prior twenty years, this species of math whiz --technocrats who make billions not with gut calls or fundamental analysis but with formulas and high-speed computers-- had usurped the testosterone-fueled, kill-or-be-killed risk-takers who'd long been the alpha males the world's largest casino. The quants believed that a dizzying, indecipherable-to-mere-mortals cocktail of differential calculus, quantum physics, and advanced geometry held the key to reaping riches from the financial markets. And they helped create a digitized money-trading machine that could shift billions around the globe with the click of a mouse. Few realized that night, though, that in creating this unprecedented machine, men like Muller, Griffin, Asness and Weinstein had sowed the seeds for history's greatest financial disaster. Drawing on unprecedented access to these four number-crunching titans, "The Quants "tells the inside story of what they thought and felt in the days and weeks when they helplessly watched much of their net worth vaporize - and wondered just how their mind-bending formulas and genius-level IQ's had led them so wrong, so fast. Had their years of success been dumb luck, fool's gold, a good run that could come to an end on any given day? What if The Truth they sought -- the secret of the markets -- wasn't knowable? Worse, what if there wasn't any Truth? In "The Quants," Scott Patterson tells the story not just of these men, but of Jim Simons, the reclusive founder of the most successful hedge fund in history; Aaron Brown, the quant who used his math skills to humiliate Wall Street's old guard at their trademark game of Liar's Poker, and years later found himself with a front-row seat to the rapid emergence of mortgage-backed securities; and gadflies and dissenters such as Paul Wilmott, Nassim Taleb, and Benoit Mandelbrot. With the immediacy of today's NASDAQ close and the timeless power of a Greek tragedy, "The Quants" is at once a masterpiece of explanatory journalism, a gripping tale of ambition and hubris...and an ominous warning about Wall Street's future.
Автор: Stranger, Joyce Название: Breed of giants ISBN: 1905806086 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781905806089 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 864 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Josh and Peg Johnson, Shire horse breeders in Cumberland lost their hopes of prosperity when their championship stallion is crippled by an attack by a wild animal. Josh`s obsession with revenge leads to a chain of disasters, culminating in an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.
Автор: Riker, H. Jay Название: Seals the Warrior Breed: Casualties of War ISBN: 0380795108 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780380795109 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Рейтинг: Цена: 484 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The ninth exciting story featuring the bravery and discipline of the U.S. Navy SEALs!
Описание: This book covers the exploits of the 1st Marine Division. It show how they fought alone on the Guadalcanal front against the Japanese under particularly difficult circumstances, defeated the Japanese garrisons at Cape Gloucester and Peleliu, and played a key role in the Battle of Okinawa.
Автор: Leslie, Frank Название: Killing Breed, The ISBN: 0451224825 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780451224828 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 384 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Grace Sable Название: Chosen: A Dark Breed Novel ISBN: 0062079646 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062079640 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 554 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Declan Hughes Название: The dying breed ISBN: 0719568420 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780719568428 Издательство: Hodder Цена: 1011 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: When an experiment goes wrong, Gwendolen Ingolfsson is hurled into a parallel Earth filled with billions of unaltered, antique humans. Her duty is to pave the way for an invasion force, to increase the power of the genetically-engineered Draka.
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