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The Unwritten Laws of Finance and Investment

Imprint: Profile Books
Subject: Business & Management

The Unwritten Laws of Finance and Investment

Robert Cole

Insightful, engaging and refreshingly free of financial jargon, this indispensable guide makes use of lessons from the past - the 'unwritten laws' that have stood the test of time - to help you get ahead

eBook (ePUB/MOBI)?
9781847652140 (24 Feb 2011)
£6.99

About the book

While most financial and investment advice focuses on recent trends, or encourages consumers to buy a favoured product, this book breaks the mould, offering eternal wisdom that draws on years of expensive failures and enviable successes. Following on from the success of James Skakoon's The Unwritten Laws of Business (27,000 copies sold to date), this approachable but thoughtful gem brings together these useful lessons for the first time.

Covering everything from reminders of the simplest of truths - 'Patience is a virtue' and 'Better safe than sorry' - to the more troublesome - 'Inflation is the stealthiest of enemies' and 'Guarantees are rarely guaranteed' - each law is presented in an accessible, easily digestible manner, and illustrated with examples. This is essential reading for savers and investors, novices and old hands - and these laws are applicable all around the world.

About the author

Robert Cole works for Reuters Breakingviews, the financial commentary arm of the global news agency. He was previously a leader and obituaries writer for The Times and editor of that newspaper's Tempus investment column.He has lectured in financial journalism at City University, London, since 1995. Earlier in his career wrote for the London Evening Standard and the Independent. He is an experienced occasional broadcaster for Reuters and the BBC. Outside finance, Robert is expert in the study of the British roadside post box.

Reviews

Witty and pithy ... a handy compendium

- Robert Thickett, Mortgage Strategy

A useful tool for the uninitiated and a refresher course for the experienced

- Irish Times

Additional Information

Imprint: Profile Books
Subject: Business & Management