On the basis that history ‘rhymes’, as Mark Twain noted, we can use this knowledge to help us run our money more successfully. Conventional wisdom holds that no one predicted the ‘global financial crisis’ of 2007-8. This is simply not true. A brief look at the bibliography section at the end of this book reveals plenty of people who saw what was going to happen, made a great deal of noise about it and. in many cases. Made a great deal of money as a result.