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Michael Mauboussin

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Michael J. Mauboussin is Head of Consilient Research at Counterpoint Global. Previously, he was Director of Research at BlueMountain Capital and Head of Global Financial Strategies at Credit Suisse, where he advised clients on valuation and portfolio positioning, capital markets theory, competitive strategy analysis, and decision making.
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The Halo Effect
. . . and the Eight Other Business Delusions That Deceive Managers
Phil Rosenzweig - Jun 17, 2014 (first published in 2007)
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With two new chapters and a new preface, the award-winning book The Halo Effect continues to unmask the delusions found in the corporate world and provides a sharp understanding of what drives business success and failure.Too many of today’s most prominent management gurus make steel-clad guarantees based on claims of irrefutable research, promisin...
Michael Mauboussin
Dec 05, 2020
Not my idea - Delusion #7 from Phil Rosenzweig’s great book, The Halo Effect. It’s a short book that will change the way you think:     source
An Engine, Not a Camera
How Financial Models Shape Markets (Inside Technology)
Donald Mackenzie - Aug 29, 2008
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In An Engine, Not a Camera, Donald MacKenzie argues that the emergence of modern economic theories of finance affected financial markets in fundamental ways. These new, Nobel Prize-winning theories, based on elegant mathematical models of markets, were not simply external analyses but intrinsic parts of economic processes.Paraphrasing Milton Friedm...
Michael Mauboussin
Dec 04, 2020
@MylesUdland Great book!     source
Valuation
Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies (Wiley Finance)
McKinsey & Company Inc. - Jun 29, 2020 (first published in 1990)
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McKinsey & Company's #1 best-selling guide to corporate valuation--the fully updated seventh editionValuation has been the foremost resource for measuring company value for nearly three decades. Now in its seventh edition, this acclaimed volume continues to help financial professionals around the world gain a deep understanding of valuation and hel...
Michael Mauboussin
Jul 05, 2020
A lot to like in the McKinsey Valuation book, as always. But this section left me scratching my head. Investors have to deal with the world as it is, not the world as the wish it to be. @AswathDamodaran     source
The Outsiders
Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success
William N. Thorndike - Oct 23, 2012
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”It is impossible to produce superior performance unless you do something different.” — John TempletonWhat makes a successful CEO? Most people call to mind a familiar definition: a seasoned manager with deep industry expertise. Others might point to the qualities of today’s so-called celebrity CEOs—charisma, virtuoso communication skills, and a con...
Michael Mauboussin
Sep 26, 2019
3/Will Thorndike's book, "The Outsiders," was a deep influence on the prize and selection process. Stiritz called it a "classic" in his acceptance speech. It is, and should at the top of the reading list for CEOs and investors. Bonus: Will's a great guy.     source