CEO Overconfidence in Mergers & Acquisitions – Literature Review

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“Many managements apparently were overexposed in impressionable childhood years to the story in which the imprisoned handsome prince is released from a toad’s body by a kiss from a beautiful princess. Consequently, they are certain their managerial kiss will do wonders for the profitability of Company T[arget]…We’ve observed many kisses but very few miracles. Nevertheless, … Continue reading CEO Overconfidence in Mergers & Acquisitions – Literature Review

Libertarian Paternalism

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This note is part of a collection of notes from the book ‘Nudge’ by Richard Thaler Definitions Libertarian: A person who maintains the doctrine of free will. Paternalism: A system under which an authority undertakes to supply needs or regulate the conduct of those under its control in matters affecting them as individuals as well as in their relations to authority and to each … Continue reading Libertarian Paternalism

Nudge by Richard Thaler

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The notes from this book are divided up into notes for each chapter. Click on the chapter below to go to the specific note (only first 6 chapters finished). Introduction: Libertarian Paternalism  Chapter 1: Biases and Blunders  Chapter 2: Resisting Temptation  Chapter 3: Following the Herd Chapter 4: When Do We Need a Nudge? Chapter … Continue reading Nudge by Richard Thaler