The list author says: "I was introduced to Finance when I built my first financial model in Lotus 123 at the tender age of 14 years. Since then, spread sheets, financial models and financial analysis have been the main stay of my work. For a more interesting history of all the mean and nasty thing I have been upto take a my blog that acts as my primary ranting and blood pressure control mechanism.
Over the last 17 years, I haved worked as an actuary, built and implemented insurance, risk and treasury systems as part of my day job, valued derivative contracts and taught in Karachi, Dubai, Riyadh, Bangkok, Bahrain and Singapore on the Alchemy, Consultnomics and S P Jain platforms.
If you would like to read more from my desk, I am a regular contributor at Oil Insights, Desi Back to Desh, Learning Corporate Finance and Startup Insights where I follow Oil, Risk, Finance, living in Pakistan and starting up as an entrepreneur."
"Perhaps the book on understanding interest rate modeling, model calibration, interest rate options, term structure analysis and fixed income mathematics. Written in an easy conversational style without the geeky maths first timers as well as trading professionals struggle with."
"Mark teaches two computational finance at Columbia Business School - a graduate level course on security pricing and a PhD seminar on computational finance. The security pricing course was the best investment I could have ever made in this field."
"Ratio analysis simplified. While not as detailed as some of the competing titles on this topic, Higgins does a great job of getting the fundamentals right and making them come across in lucid layman terms"
"Nassim Taleb wrote this book when he was angry and it comes through. It gives the book a voice and a tone that is normally missing is emotionless risk classics and makes it an even more enjoyable and educational read. Compared to the Black Swan which is a more cooler, philosophical PhD dissertation, Fooled by Randomness attracts by its easy flowing and engaging style."