Fear and greed are among the strongest motivators. They influence all of our decisions. Every day, we see the lives of the fabulous and famous in the press, on TV, and on social media, and we envy them for their luxurious lifestyle. We want it all too!
«Games of Greed» reveals how some of these people let greed get the better of them. This book connects the dots between the Panama Papers, Bernie Madoff, famous rough traders, and con artists like Nick Leeson, Jérôme Kerviel, Billy McFarland, and Jordan Belfort, the real «Wolf of Wall Street». It reveals the excesses of Main Street, Wall Street and Silicon Valley, and even loafing Las Vegas – art heists, stock markets, bitcoins, and festival fraud.
In this insightful book, Torsten Dennin demonstrates the pitfalls of greed through many examples of people who, like Icarus, flew too high and fell with catastrophic consequences. In the current day and age of increasing financial tensions and fewer planetary resources, his analysis of greed is both relevant and timely.
Torsten Dennin has been a professional investment expert for more than 20 years. He is a member of the management board and the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Asset Management Switzerland AG. Mr. Dennin was appointed Professor of Economics in 2018 and teaches today at different universities in Switzerland and Germany including Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. He is author of several books (e.g. «From Tulips To Bitcoins») and lives with his wife and daughter in Walchwil, Zug.