max he

Mathematics major, statistics, medical industry, data scientist

Wiki Contributions


Taking money seriously

I would be interested in a post about the cost (time and attention) of building a knowledge foundation in our era of exacerbated complexity and breadth for the average Joe. I wonder if even under great process (ultra learning, or more evolved quick learning), the learned citizen is but an unreachable lie. 

What posts on finance would your find helpful or interesting?

I should have been more precise, I fancy a knowledge door of entry to understand finance; not a practical door, nor a career door.

What posts on finance would your find helpful or interesting?

If that offer is still active, I, as an abstract thinker, formalism lover, and mathematical symbols worshipper, would very much enjoy a palatable door of entry into the world of finance. I've read so much, but grew so little, feeling like reading reflections of shadows in muddle puddles in a cave (Allegory of the cave).

Finance - accessibility (asking for textbook recommendations)

Yes, you are right. I was being a bit flexible saying that I agreed. I only partially agree. I may be too conflict averse.

Finance - accessibility (asking for textbook recommendations)

I agree with you.

Somehow, in the end, what matters to me is that in the course of learning:

  • [order] notions and their dependencies are introduced in a topological-sorted manner. Be it through multiple small or large texts, or all together in a fat book.
  • [redundancy] having to read/skim the same notion the least amount of times.

I've had trouble finding small piecemeal contents that do not require a whole lot of background knowledge to be understood.

Large, comprehensive texts, my thought was, have lower such risks. And I agree that the bigger the piece, the higher the redundancy risk.

Finance - accessibility (asking for textbook recommendations)

Thank you Sir/Madam for your answer.

I mean all of finance. "Introduction to Finance: Markets, Investments, and Financial Management" by Edgar A. Norton and Ronald Melicher mentions and structures the book in three parts: Institutions and markets, investments (trading), and financial management (corporate finance).

I was hoping this would be it, but in 600p, it seems, there is no mention of money issuance, so I dropped it.