Capital Ideas Evolving Audiobook (Unabridged)

Capital Ideas Evolving (Unabridged), by Peter L. Bernstein
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In all of history and in all fields of intellectual endeavor, a tension has existed between theory and practice. Those who earn a living in the real world seldom want to appear as slaves to some set of abstract ideas. It was no surprise, therefore, that the word baloney was Wall Street's greeting to the pioneering theories of finance developed by a small group of academics from 1954-1972. Yet those breakthrough theories would in time earn five Nobel Prizes in Economic Science. Baloney they were not.

Bernstein, today's foremost financial historian, expands upon his groundbreaking book of 1992, Capital Ideas: The Improbable Origins of Modern Wall Street, to recount how these financial theories finally migrated from towers of ivory to towers of glass on Wall Street and other financial centers around the world. The result has been a global revolution in the nature of financial markets, the menu of investment strategies, the development of exotic financial instruments, and the role of an uncertain future in all investment decisions. Even the academics who originally developed these theories are active today in the markets and in the creation of new financial structures and strategies.

Based on personal interviews with leading practitioners and theorists, this audio describes how today's key practical applications developed from the core ideas of finance theory into the new and exciting formats of the investment process found in today's environment. This engaging and insightful audiobook brings to life the individuals, ideas and issues that are transforming the financial landscape. Download and start listening now!

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Author Peter L. BernsteinThough you may know Peter L. Bernstein from the popular titles The Power of Gold: The History of an Obsession, A Primer on Money, Banking, and Gold and Economist on Wall Street: The Sanctity of Gold, the Security of Investments, Other Delusions, Peter L. Bernstein is actually one of the most renowned Nonfiction and Business authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 5 audiobooks from Peter L. Bernstein, with the latest Nonfiction title being: Capital Ideas Evolving. The Power of Gold: The History of an Obsession was added to our catalog in 2001, making it the author's oldest title available on our website, while The Power of Gold: The History of an Obsession is the most popular and bestselling from Peter L. Bernstein. Enjoy over 31 hours of listening from Peter L. Bernstein, among the 5 audiobooks we have available. With such a wide variety, we know you're sure to enjoy Nonfiction books from Peter L. Bernstein. For more choices and information on Peter L. Bernstein, please visit their author page: Peter L. Bernstein.