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Coined (Digital Audiobook)

The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us

By Kabir Sehgal, Kevin Stillwell (Narrator)

Publication Date: March 9, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (3/10/2015)
Compact Disc (3/10/2015)
Compact Disc (3/10/2015)


A New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller

The importance of money in our lives is readily apparent to everyone--rich, poor, and in between. However grudgingly, most of us accept the expression "Money makes the world go round" as a universal truth. We are all aware of the power of money--how it influences our moods, compels us to take risks, and serves as the yardstick of success in societies around the world. Yet because we take the daily reality of money so completely for granted, we seldom question how and why it has come to play such a central role in our lives.

In Coined: The Rich Life of Money And How Its History Has Shaped Us, author Kabir Sehgal casts aside our workaday assumptions about money and takes the reader on a global quest to uncover a deeper understanding of the relationship between money and humankind. More than a mere history of its subject, Coined probes the conceptual origins and evolution of money by examining it through the multiple lenses of disciplines as varied as biology, psychology, anthropology, and theology. Coined is not only a profoundly informative discussion of the concept of money, but it is also an endlessly fascinating and entertaining take on the nature of humanity and the inner workings of the mind.

About the Author

Kabir Sehgal is a Vice President in emerging market equities at JPMorgan in New York. He serves as an officer in the United States Navy Reserve, served as a speechwriter on John Kerry's presidential campaign, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a New York Times bestselling author, and books include Walk in My Shoes with Andrew J. Young and Jazzocracy. He's a producer of a Grammy-nominated album and has performed with Grammy-award winning musicians as a jazz bassist; he also co-founded a music non-profit with Jude Law. Kabir is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the London School of Economics.