A profile of London hedge fund manager and “contrarian thinker” Hugh Hendry in the NYT’‘s “Global Business” section mentions that he is inspired by a novel from 1932, A Gap in the Curtain by John Buchan. In the book, five people are given the opportunity to see one year into the future.

According to the NYT, “Hendry says it taught him to envision the future without neglecting what happened leading up to it, a mistake many investors make, he said.”

Even though the  book isn’t mentioned until the end of the piece, it caused a bump in sales on Amazon, to #158 from #434,928 yesterday.

The Gap In The Curtain
John Buchan
Retail Price: $14.95
Paperback: 236 pages
Publisher: House of Stratus – (2008-09-23)
ISBN / EAN: 1842327674 / 9781842327678

One Response to “THE GAP IN THE CURTAIN”

  1. Ben Says:

    The Gap in the Curtain is a fantastic story. I wish somebody would make a film of it. Sean Connery should play the professor.