What are we reading? January 5, 2023

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Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.


Glen Korstrom, reporter:

My favourite CBNC correspondent has long been Bob Pisani for his concise, insightful and timely big-picture looks at what events and trends are moving markets. His new book is partly a history of the New York Stock Exchange, partly a memoir and partly a primer on how to invest. It has entertaining stories about people at the NYSE – longtime veterans and people such as Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, who played guitar during the opening bell ring when Warner Music Group went public. Well worth a read for anyone who closely follows markets. The book’s title comes from Pisani’s experience with producers telling him during his hits to either wrap it up quick, or to prolong his spiel. – Shut Up & Keep Talking: Lessons on Life and Investing from the Floor of the New York Stock Exchange



Timothy Renshaw, managing editor:

Not here for a long time, but we could be here for a more meaningful time, according to this excerpt from a new book by Australian philosophy professor and director of the Sydney Centre for Time Dean "no relation to Don" Rickles.  –  Next Big Idea Club



Renewables trump coal in the U.S., wild mammals make a comeback in Europe, countries agree on biodiversity funding and 19 other reasons to be cheerful courtesy of 2022. – Wired https://www.wired.co.uk/article/2022-positive-news