Would You Be Interested in a WSO Book Club?
I'm currently thinking about starting a weekly book club thread on a particular title that we would read together. Every week, I would have a summary post of my thoughts for the chunk from that week, and people could respond based on what they've read or what I've said. It's hard for people to get into reading sometimes, so my goal is that these weekly threads would be edifying for the user base here regardless of whether they actually read the passage.
Thoughts on titles you'd like to see? Economics, history, science, financial stuff is all on the table. Non-fiction preferred. I'd prefer the title to be useful, but not necessarily something I (or other people) have read. Cheers
EDIT: I'd like to announce that the title for January 2022 will be "More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite" by Sebastian Mallaby. The discussion threads will be subdivided as follows:
Week 1 (01/08): Chapter I - IV (A.W. Jones, Michael Steinhardt, Paul Samuelson, Quantum Fund)
Week 2 (01/15): Chapter V - VIII (Tiger, Paul Tudor Jones, Stanley Druckenmiller, 1994 bond crisis)
Week 3 (01/22): Chapter IX - XII (1998 Russian crisis, LTCM, Dot-Com Bubble, Tom Steyer)
Week 4 (01/29): Chapter XIII - XVI (RenTech, Amaranth, John Paulson, and the subprime crisis)
Looking forward to reading the book. It's about 17.7 pages a day. My target for the book club is 15 pages, which at 1 page per minute is achievable for an investment banker's schedule.