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Raoul Pal

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Raoul Albert Charles Palmer FRGOC, known as A.C. Palmer, was a French gynecologist and pioneer in gynecologic laparoscopy. Palmer was born in Paris. His parents, Fritjof Palmer and Signe, née Garling, were from Gothenburg, Sweden.
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The Bitcoin Standard
The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking
Saifedean Ammous - Apr 24, 2018
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Bitcoin is the newest technology for moneyfind out how it fits in the future.Bitcoin is the digital age's novel, decentralized, and automated solution to the problem of money: accessible worldwide, controlled by nobody. Can this young upstart money challenge the global monetary order? Economist Saifedean Ammous traces the history of the technologie...
Raoul Pal
Sep 01, 2020
@steeley_jr maybe try it and see? Or read @saifedean 's book The Bitcoin Standard to frame it for you. It is the first read for anyone interested in the space. It will make you question your assumptions and well worth the time.     source
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Billion Dollar Whale
The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World
Bradley Hope - Oct 22, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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Named a Best Book of 2018 by the Financial Times and Fortune, this "thrilling" (Bill Gates) New York Times bestseller exposes how a "modern Gatsby" swindled over $5 billion with the aid of Goldman Sachs in "the heist of the century" (Axios).Now a #1 international bestseller, BILLION DOLLAR WHALE is "an epic tale of white-collar crime on a global sc...
Raoul Pal
Dec 13, 2019
@John_Hempton Amazing read... financial book of the year..     source
The Silk Roads
A New History of the World
Peter Frankopan - Mar 07, 2017 (first published in 2015)
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Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next. From the Middle East and its political instability to China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching eastward from the Balkans across the steppe and South ...
Raoul Pal
Oct 31, 2019
@The92ers @zerohedge It’s fascinating. The Peter Frankopan book on the Silk Roads told history well from the perspective of Iran in particular     source
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The Great Crash 1929
John Kenneth Galbraith - Sep 10, 2009 (first published in 1954)
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Of Galbraith's classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse, the Atlantic Monthly said:"Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial...
Raoul Pal
Aug 15, 2019
@operationtrader It’s a great book. After that, read Lords of Finance and Manias, crashes and panics     source
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The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
Ben Horowitz - Mar 04, 2014
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A lot of people talk about how great it is to start a business, but only Ben Horowitz is brutally honest about how hard it is to run one.In The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, draws on his own story of founding, running, selling, b...
Raoul Pal
May 02, 2019
Without question, to me, The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz is, by far, the best, most brutally honest and incredibly useful book about the realities of starting and running a company, ever written.     source