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Lessons Learned from ‘Empire of Deception’

Empire of Deception, a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction and written by Dean Jobb, is a cautionary tale documenting the life of an infamous swindler stock promoter, Leo Koretz. He ran a bigger Ponzi scheme than Charles Ponzi himself after …

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5 Things I Learned After Reading ‘Diamonds, Gold and War’

Like so many battlegrounds, South Africa became a hotbed for conflict toward the end of the 19th Century after it was discovered that the country hosted a treasure trove of valuable commodities, particularly diamonds and gold. At the time of the mineral discoveries much of …

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