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Mihir A. Desai, Mizuho Financial Group's professor of finance at Harvard Business School and a professor of law at Harvard Law School, joins BNN to discuss his new book: "The Wisdom of Finance." The book compares the key themes of finance to philosophers, authors and essayists, in an effort to make finance easier to learn.
The Boston Globe
In his new book “The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return,", Harvard business professor Mihir Desai has tried to give finance a beating heart, to humanize it by viewing it through the lenses of literature, art, philosophy, music, movies, and TV.
GUEST: Mihir Desai, Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School and a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, on his new book, "THE WISDOM OF FINANCE: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return."
Desai’s new book is unlike almost any business book you’ve ever read, with eight chapters packed with stories from English and American literature explaining the sometimes esoteric concepts of risk management in simple everyday language and showing how they apply to every aspect of our lives.
Why Finance Needs More Humanity, with Mihir Desai, author of The Wisdom of Finance. #HBRLive
Harvard Business Review Ideacast
Mihir Desai, professor at Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, argues for re-humanizing finance.
For those in finance it is very easy to get so focused on the field that they let their interest in the broader world wither away. That is a mistake. One way to make sure you don’t lose touch with the wider world is to read.
In this week’s book, The Wisdom of Finance, Mihir Desai brings it in to lend insight on the nature of mergers and marriage.
People have a bad impression of finance, and that’s mostly worrying because its often justified, says Harvard Business School professor Mihir Desai.