Financial Bubbles explores some of the extraordinary similarities between the South Sea Bubble of 1720 and the recent technology bubble. These similarities beg the question—what and how do we learn from the past? The purpose of this presentation is to encourage the exploration of these similarities as a catalyst to thought about choices and behavior in bubble cycles.
Financial Bubbles contains the following resources:
- Movie A movie comparing the historical South Sea Bubble financial collapse to the modern high-tech bubble
- Historical Gallery A gallery of images about the South Sea Bubble, from the historical collections of Baker Library
- Further Reading A suggested reading list for more information about financial bubbles, past and present
- More from HBS Links to Baker Library and HBS resources related to the topics