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CEO AllenWargent Property Buyers, & WargentAdvisory (institutional). 6 x finance author.

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'One of Australia's brightest financial minds, must-follow for accurate & in-depth analysis' - David Scutt, Business Insider.

'I've been investing 40 years yet still learn new concepts from Pete; one of the finest young commentators' - Michael Yardney, Amazon #1 bestseller.

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Friday, 13 January 2017

Kouk & Kohler: Our World in Charts (book review)

Charts for charts sake

Ah, what a pleasant surprise to go with my mid-morning coffee: a copy of Our World in Charts: Understanding The Economy & Money arrived in the morning post.

The book is the brainchild of the legendary Alan Kohler and Stephen 'Kouk' Koukoulas.

As someone who naturally obsesses daily over finance, markets, charts, demographics, and the quirks of the world around us, if ever there was a book after my own heart, this one is it!

The book covers everything from the serious topics - China's economy, Australia's economy, property and share markets, jobs markets, and productivity - to AFL, hotdogs, smoking trends, and the rather unnerving correlation between Valentine's Day weddings and divorce rates...

There is even a chart or three of mine featured in the 150 or so graphics discussed, each of which is explained with characteristic good humour.

A cracking, rollicking read this one...and hand on heart I say that not just 'cos I'm in it!

Grab your copy direct from Wilkinson Publishing here, or in good ol' Aussie bookstores.