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As a library, we’re obsessed with books – and always looking for the good ones! Below, our Keeper, Russell Napier, outlines a few of his ...
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Weekend of Mistakes 2024

Weekend of Mistakes – a celebration

Join us for a 90 second recap video of our inaugural Weekend of Mistakes at the beautiful Hay-on-Wye. Like what you see? The event in ...
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Helen Williams – Now we are 10!

Our librarian tells how she came to work at Edinburgh's Library of Mistakes. I first heard of the Library of Mistakes in December 2013, when ...
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Standing on the shoulders of (gi)ants

Designing promotional materials for the Library of Mistakes You’re probably well acquainted with our iconic logo and straplines – our brand is really important to ...
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Kwasi Kwarteng tells Library of Mistakes bond markets don’t act rationally

Press release For immediate release Former Chancellor of the exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng claimed that bond markets don’t act rationally, speaking in a wide-ranging interview with ...
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What truly drives the world’s financial markets?

“There is so much more to heaven and earth than is dreamt of in numbers and decimal points,” says Professor Russell Napier, Keeper of the ...
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New Podcast out – Michael Howell

We’re delighted to be bringing out a new podcast. In episode 13 of the Library of Mistakes podcast series, legendary market strategist, author and founder ...
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Fraser Allen – how I found the Library of Mistakes

Our media/PR guru tells how he came across the Library. A few years ago, I heard about a mysterious place in Edinburgh called the Library ...
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End of 2022 message from the Keeper – a Big Year for the Library of Mistakes

2022 was a remarkable year for our global initiative to improve understanding of finance, business and human behaviour, one mistake at a time. Most notably, ...
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The LOM – featured on Bloomberg… and by its editor no less

We’re delighted that Bloomberg have given us a plug in their recent story about the ructions around banking and Credit Suisse. This is what Editor-in-Chief ...
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Recent Lectures

Hosted at The Library of Mistakes

Robbie Mochrie on How to think like an economist

Wed 29 May 2024

How to think like an economist might be a misleading name for a book because it suggests that there is a right way of doing…

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Greg Makoff on Default: The Landmark Court Battle over Argentina’s $100 Billion Debt Restructuring

Wed 22 May 2024

Greg, a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, will talk about his book Default, the riveting story of Argentina’s sovereign debt drama,…

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Paul Kosmetatos: Anglo-Dutch financial connections and contrasts

Wed 15 May 2024

Anglo-Dutch financial connections and contrasts in the mid-18th Century: the Amsterdam phase of the 1772-3 credit crisis Paul, as many of you know, is one…

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Dr. Roger Miles – Tales of the unintended

Tue 23 April 2024

Since the dawn of civilisation, the people tasked with governing have tried to frame rules to stop other people misbehaving. For just as long, those…

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A Night Cap – Paul Kosmetatos on the Leith Whisky Bubble of 1898 at the Weekend of Mistakes

Mon 11 March 2024

We’re delighted to share this video from our recent Weekend of Mistakes at Hay-on-Wye, a joint production between The Library Of Mistakes and Hay Castle…

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