The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Book Review and Giveaway

by Kristina on July 31, 2012 · 4 comments

The Hour Between Dog and WolfGood Morning DINKS. It’s time for another great book giveaway from Dinks Finance!

Thanks to our good friends at TLC Book Tours we are giving away a copy of the book “The Hour Between Dog and Wolf” by John Coates.  One lucky reader will win a copy of this book which discusses the physical reactions and physical effects that our biological composition has on our decisions related to risk taking, investing, and strategizing.

“The Hour Between Dog and Wolf” by Dr. John Coates

“The Hour Between Dog and Wolf” by John Coates is about taking risks, following our gut feelings, and how our biological composition affects our investing philosophy during booms and busts.  Does your personality reflect your investment style? If you are a conservative person who likes to plan and organize everything in your life do you also take a low-risk investment strategy?  Maybe your reactions to ups and downs in the market are not a direct reflection of your individual personality, but instead your reactions may be a direct reflection of your individual biological composition.

Dr. John Coates is a former wall-street derivatives trader who left New York City to pursue neuroscience at Cambridge University. He believes that our body chemistry and our biological composition are affected by our body’s excitement when we make money as well as our ability to deal with stress when we lose money.  The point of view from a former wall-street trader turned neuroscientist is definitely a very interesting point of view.  As a financial professional this book gave me a whole new outlook on the way that I view personal investment strategies and personal reactions to market fluctuations.

“The Hour Between Dog and Wolf” is the timeframe during the transformation from a conservative and strategic person to a euphoric overconfident risk taker when people are forced to act under pressure.  It is the Jekyll-and-Hyde transformation when people want to bet big to win big when taking risks.  The Hour Between Dog and Wolf can also be the down period when people become saddened with the reality of taking a loss.  John Coates believes that the need to take risk or become extremely conservative is a physical experience based on our chemical composition, rather than an emotional reaction or an intellectual strategy.

Win a Copy of “The Hour Between Dog and Wolf”

Now DINKS it’s your chance to win a copy of “The Hour Between Dog and Wolf” by Dr. John Coates.  Leave a comment on this post or send us a Tweet @dinks_finance and tell us about the craziest thing that you have ever done in the spirit of the moment.  Tell us about a time when adrenaline or emotions took over your body and you did something out of character because you were not in control of your own actions.  One lucky reader will win a copy of “The Hour Between Dog and Wolf” by John Coates.

Good Luck everyone. The winner will be announced next week.

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1 trish July 31, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Human behavior is really fascinating, especially when it comes to our emotions and how we make decisions.

Thanks for being on the tour!

2 DC @ Young Adult Money July 31, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Not sure if this counts, but I have played a lot of poker and sometimes when I’m in a hand I get an extreme adrenaline rush when I have to make either a big bluff or fold. Bluffing in tournaments or for a huge pot (knowing that if the other person calls I lose) can be a HUGE rush.

3 Kristina August 1, 2012 at 8:12 pm

@trish – Thanks for including us. This is a great book.

@DC – I have that exact same problem at the craps table every single time I visit a casino. You would think that after so many years I would learn my lesson.

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