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25th ANNIVERSARY OF LUNCH WITH THE FT A SECOND HELPING
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By Lionel Barber
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Lunch with the financial times has been a permanent fixture in the financial times for almost 25 years, featuring presidents, film stars, musical icons and business leaders from around the world. The column is now as well-established institution which has reinvigorated the art of conversation in the convivial, intimate environment of a long boozy lunch. On its 25th anniversary, lunch with the financial times: a second helping will showcase the most entertaining, incisive and fascinating interviews from the past five years Including those with Donald Trump, Sheryl Sandberg, Richard Branson, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigel far age, Eric cantona and Zoella, illustrated in full colour with James Ferguson's famous portraits. Lionel Barber  is editor of the FT, assuming the post in 2005 after serving in Washington, Brussels and New York as a foreign correspondent and senior editor. He has lectured widely on US foreign policy and Europe and interviewed many world leaders. He is chairman of the Tate and a member of the board of Trustees of Carnegie Corporation.
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The Legends of Jaya, Sita and Shyam: The Illustrated Retellings of the Mahabharata, the Ramayana and the Bhagavata
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By Devdutt Pattanaik
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An enthralling retelling of India's greatest epic, the Mahabharata,  Jaya  seamlessly weaves into a single narrative plots from the Sanskrit classic as well as its many folk and regional variants. With clarity and simplicity, the tales in this elegant volume reveal the eternal relevance of the Mahabharata and the complex and disturbing meditation on the human condition that has shaped Indian thought for over 3000 years. Sita  approaches Ram and the Ramayana by speculating on the titular character: her childhood with her father, Janaka, who hosted sages mentioned in the Upanishads; her stay in the forest with her husband, who had to be a celibate ascetic while she was in the prime of her youth; her interactions with the women of Lanka, recipes she exchanged, the emotions they shared; her role as a goddess, the untamed Kali as well as the demure Gauri, in transforming the stoic prince of Ayodhya into God. The Bhagavata is the story of Krishna, known as Shyam to those who find beauty, wisdom and love in his dark complexion.  Shyam  tells the story of Krishna's birth and his death, bringing together the fragments of this great epic composed over thousands of years, first as the Harivamsa, then as the Bhagavata Purana, and finally as the passionate songs of poet-sages in various regional languages.
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By Monks Bobby
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Bobby Monks is blowing the whistle on Wall Street, giving middle class Americans the low down on how they’re being fleeced of their retirement money—and what they can do about it Every month our financial statements arrive, and every month we glance at them, trying to understand, hoping that we’ll come out ahead. But most of us have no idea what’s really going on or the costs involved. According to Bobby Monks—who has been a banker and borrower, investor and entrepreneur—financial firms and money managers have complicated the investing process to keep us in the dark, profiting from our ignorance. Having dealt with the financial sector throughout his career, Monks has seen it all. In Uninvested , he reveals how, when, and why the relationship between us and our money managers became corrupted—and what we can do to fix it. Monks shows how the system works not only against us as individuals but also against society at large. Without our knowledge or approval, our money is diverted into the pockets of CEOs and misappropriated, promoting business practices that contribute to economic inequality, political dysfunction, and environmental woe. Monks’ experiences give him a unique perspective on how we got to this point. Drawing on original research and interviews with key figures such as Vanguard founder J. Bogle, legendary investor Carl Icahn, and former congressman Barney Frank of the Dodd-Frank Act, Monks teaches us how to take back ownership and control of our money. As he writes: Even in the decades preceding the most recent downturn, very few investors enjoyed financial success equal to that of their money managers. Given this, I have long wondered why investors don’t pull their money out of the system en masse. I suspect that it is because most feel powerless. Unaware of the implications of their investments and unable to penetrate the excruciating complexity of the system that facilitates them, many seem to seek refuge in their money managers’ aura of sophistication, pretense of competence, and projection of certainty. It seems to me that most investors are simply sleepwalking through the investing process. They have become uninvested. When we outsource our investing, we sacrifice control—but not responsibility. My goal in writing this book is to convince you that the best (and only) way to fix this broken system is to awaken a critical mass of engaged investors and recruit them to participate more fully in the investing process.
AuthorMonks Bobby BindingHardback