Telling Financial Stories with Mihir Desai – MTI165


Telling Financial Stories with Mihir Desai – MTI165

Most people think mixing humanity and finance creates an oxymoron, but there is more to tying wisdom and risk together than most realize.

Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School, Mihir Desai, says the humanities of finance mirror how we handle commitments. Doug uses the parallel of how the world looks at the commitment of marriages.

Our panel continues the discussion, debating the concept that the world of finance is best done through stories, not numbers.

It’s a very interesting discussion you won’t want to miss – especially when the panel discusses how the board game Monopoly teaches you terrible lessons about how to handle money.

Today’s Guest, Mihir Desai

Mihir A. Desai is the Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School and a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Professor Desai has taught extensively as an award-winning teacher at HBS and at Harvard University and is also on the Advisory Board of the International Tax Policy Forum and the Centre for Business Taxation at Oxford University.


Book on Amazon: The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return

Twitter: @DesaiMihira



Today’s episode is sponsored by BUZZ Index


Today’s Panelists

Doug Goldstein | Goldstein on Gelt
Joe Saul-Sehy | Stacking Benjamins
Linda P. Jones | Be Wealthy and Smart
Miranda Marquit | Plutus Award Winners 2017


For a quick bio of each of our show participants, head on over to our panelists’ page.

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