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Trader Digest: The Author Who Predicted the Coronavirus?

As we all know, the coronavirus is still the biggest news story in the headlines right now, but could this have all been predicted before? Dean Koontz’s book has been taking over our Twitter feeds with his scarily accurate predictions.

The coronavirus continues to have serious repercussions on the markets as the Dow Jones experienced its sharpest drop in history. Although, we’ve been trying to stay positive and better ourselves here at TraderLife by reading Stephen Schwarzman’s new book on achieving success, and the traits of highly likeable leaders. It's this week's Trader Digest...

WHAT WE'RE READING

The Eyes of Darkness by Dean Koontz
"The Eyes of Darkness is a thriller novel by American writer Dean Koontz, released in 1981. – Could this author have predicted the coronavirus outbreak? The novel describes a bioweapon named ‘Wuhan-400’ developed in a Wuhan research lab…" Dean Koontz / Random House

Dow falls 1,191 points -- the most in history
"US stocks again sold off sharply on Thursday as worries about coronavirus mounted. The S&P 500 posted its worst day since August 18, 2011, and the three main indexes fell into correction territory. Stocks are on track for their worst week since the financial crisis." CNN

Coronavirus scare on Canary Wharf trading floor. Banks were having a great Q1
"An unwelcome milestone of sorts – 300 people including commodities traders at the offices of Chevron Corp in Canary Wharf have been asked to work from home after an unnamed employee came down with “flu-like symptoms” after visiting a country infected with the coronavirus." eFinancial Careers

The Virus is Coming
"In public health, honesty is worth a lot more than hope. It has become clear in the past week that the new viral disease, covid-19, which struck China at the start of December will spread around the world." The Economist

What it takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence
"Blackstone’s Stephen A. Schwarzman’s new book, What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence, is a must-read for everyone who wants to know what it really takes to achieve success in work and life." Stephen A. Schwarzman / Simon & Schuster

Luxury cars: Comparing the 2020 Genesis G90 with the Audi A8
"Buyers are hot for luxury SUVs. And yet, there still are large, comfortable sedans that can provide the room, ride, and handling (not to mention all-wheel drive) that make them viable alternatives in the luxury space. A case in point is this comparison between the 2020 Genesis G90 and 2020 Audi A8." Marketwatch

3 Traits That Differentiate Highly Likeable Leaders From The Rest
"Likability is essential to your long-term success as a leader." Forbes

WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO

Against the Rules with Michael Lewis
‘Journalist and bestselling author Michael Lewis (Liar's Poker, Moneyball) takes a searing look at what’s happened to fairness—in financial markets, newsrooms, basketball games, courts of law, and much more. And he asks what’s happening to a world where everyone loves to hate the referee.’ ATR Podcast

The Magic Shoebox
Where is a millisecond worth a million dollars? The New York Stock Exchange.
"Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Handbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell" ATR Podcast

Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Handbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell
"The team behind How Google Works returns with management lessons from legendary coach and business executive Bill Campbell, whose mentoring of some of our most successful modern entrepreneurs has helped create well over a trillion dollars in market value." Audible

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING

The Box Office for the New Bond Movies ‘No Time To Die’ is officially open