If you’re interested in how Wall Street really works, and what went on behind the scenes with some of the recent collapse, check out The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It. It’s available for preorder now and will be released Feb. 2.
Truth in advertising: it’s by my daughter’s brother-in-law. He’s a reporter at the Wall Street Journal and the article that was the seed of the story is excellent. He knows his stuff.