Book, film and theatre reviews

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MoneyWeek's film theatre and book reviews – A look at some of the best financial books on the shelves at the moment, plus film and theatre reviews.


Book in the news: Stop talking and start acting

Cover of Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

Book review: Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s latest offering explores why you should only listen to those with skin in the game.

Book of the week: Too much democracy

Cover of The Edge of Chaos

Book review: The Edge of Chaos
A controversial look at the problems of democracy.

Looking over the shoulder of a fund manager

Deep Value Investing: Finding Bargain Shares with Big Potential

Book review: Deep Value Investing: Finding Bargain Shares with Big Potential
A guide to value investing that is worth every penny.

A compelling take on the moral dilemmas in modern finance

A scene from Dry Powder

Theatre review: Dry Powder
A play that dramatises the dilemmas that people in the fund sector face every day.

Book of the week: A self-help guide for the young

Cover of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Book review: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
a guide for life that refuses to bow to political correctness.

Rothschild and Sons – the moving story of a banking dynasty

Rothschild and Sons at London’s Park Theatre tells the story of how the family rose from the Frankfurt ghetto to become one of the world’s most powerful banking dynasties.

Preaching to the converted

Cover of Dawn of the New Everything

Book review: Dawn of the New Everything: A Journey Through Virtual Reality
Jaron Lanier takes an optimistic look at virtual reality with this new book.

Book of the week: Analysing Buffett's deals

Book of The Deals of Warren Buffett

Book review: The Deals of Warren Buffett: Volume 1, the first $100m
Few writers have attempted to analyse Warren Buffett’s major deals and investments. This book fills the gap.

A must-have for dinner parties

Harriman's book of investing rules

Book review: Harriman’s New Book of Investing Rules
If you’re looking for a single book that can give you the uncanny ability to quote dozens of famous investors, this book is for you.

How to be more like Trump

Cover of Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter By Scott Adams

Book review: Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter
Scott Adams does a surprisingly good job of explaining his theories, some of which are more than a little eccentric.

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