Alex J Pollock, Finance and philosophy: why we’re always surprised, Paul Dry Books, 2018, 183 pages
Pollock started his working life as a banker. In 1970, he was a management trainee in the international banking department of the Continental Illinois Bank of Chicago. He stuck with it, but in 1984 – by which time he was a senior vice-president – Continental Illinois Bank failed.
He writes it was “intellectually stimulating – indeed, a highly educational experience”. It led him to study