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Redesigning the Stock Market
A Fractal Approach


© 2012 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
While success in business has become synonymous with the meaning of life, this bearing comes at the high cost of damaged ecosystems. The underlying business-asset mentality has equated value with superficial and short-sighted actions and rewards.

Redesigning the Stock Market aims to alter the core of the global business machinery by integrating more long-sighted heuristics into trading mechanisms. These trading mechanisms encompass both the macro-environment related to the stock market and the micro-act of stock trading.

The book covers the following key areas:
- Discussion on a fractal basis for analysis of the macro financial environment and the stock market.
- History of stock market crashes and lessons we can derive from them.
- External changes that affect the stock market.
- Suggestions for redesigning the stock market to minimize future financial crises and ensure business and societal sustainability.
 
Introduction
 
BASES
Utopian Patterns  
The Power of Patterns  
Pandorian Business  
Stock Market Role  
 
THE VITAL LEVEL MACRO-ENVIRONMENT
Evolution of Macro-environment  
Where in the Fractal Journey Is the Stock Market?  
Theories and Tools to Manage Trading at the Vital Level  
 
LESSONS FROM THE HISTORY OF STOCK MARKET CRASHES
Stock Market Seed  
Lessons from 20th Century Stock Market Crashes  
Lessons from 21st Century Stock Market Crashes  
 
EXTERNAL CHANGES AFFECTING THE STOCK MARKET
Current External Changes Affecting Stock Markets  
Principles of Sustainability  
 
REDESIGNING THE STOCK MARKET
Current Sustainability in Stock Exchanges  
Summary of Stock Market Redesign Suggestions  
From the Vital to the Mental Level  
The Path Forward  
 
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The timing of the book could not have been more opportune…This book looks into this in a very philosophical and thought-provoking manner… The book reflects Malik’s depth of thinking, profound knowledge about business processes and his ability to take a contrarian view. The philosophy with which it is written is simple…. no other book has looked into the need for redesigning of stock markets. So, such a book is rare and one should not miss an opportunity to read it when it makes an appearance as it has now. It provides a fresh line of thinking towards how stock markets can be reshaped to minimize future financial crises and ensure business and societal sustainability. The book is highly recommended for those who would like to take part in the process of change as envisioned by Pravir Malik and particularly to those who are interested in the complex worlds of business, finance and stock markets.

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