Fooling Some of the People All of the Time  A Long Short Story Book
Score: 4
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Fooling Some of the People All of the Time A Long Short Story


  • Author : David Einhorn
  • Publisher : Dekklun Cuinn
  • Release Date : 2008-05-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 379
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470073940

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Fooling Some of the People All of the Time A Long Short Story Book Description :

In 2002, Einhorn spoke publicly about Allied Capital--a leader in the private finance industry--presenting it as an excellent short opportunity. Einhorn describes the incredible events that followed his speech and how Allied and the investment community attacked him to protect the company--and its stock price. Informative and intriguing, "Fooling Some of the People All of the Time" details how the current environment on Wall Street--and the world of hedge funds in particular-- not only allows for such behavior, but how it protects the companies and attacks those who attempt to uncover them.--From publisher's description.

Fooling Some of the People All of the Time  A Long Short  and Now Complete  Story  Updated with New Epilogue Book

Fooling Some of the People All of the Time A Long Short and Now Complete Story Updated with New Epilogue


  • Author : David Einhorn
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-06-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470893296

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Fooling Some of the People All of the Time A Long Short and Now Complete Story Updated with New Epilogue Book Description :

A revealing look at Wall Street, the financial media, and financial regulators by David Einhorn, the President of Greenlight Capital Could 2008's credit crisis have been minimized or even avoided? In 2002, David Einhorn-one of the country's top investors-was asked at a charity investment conference to share his best investment advice. Short sell Allied Capital. At the time, Allied was a leader in the private financing industry. Einhorn claimed Allied was using questionable accounting practices to prop itself up. Sound familiar? At the time of the original version of Fooling Some of the People All of the Time: A Long Short Story the outcome of his advice was unknown. Now, the story is complete and we know Einhorn was right. In 2008, Einhorn advised the same conference to short sell Lehman Brothers. And had the market been more open to his warnings, yes, the market meltdown might have been avoided, or at least minimized. Details the gripping battle between Allied Capital and Einhorn's Greenlight Capital Illuminates how questionable company practices are maintained and, at times, even protected by Wall Street Describes the failings of investment banks, analysts, journalists, and government regulators Describes how many parts of the Allied Capital story were replayed in the debate over Lehman Brothers Fooling Some of the People All of the Time is an important call for effective government regulation, free speech, and fair play.

Fooling Some of the People All of the Time  A Long Short  and Now Complete  Story  Updated with New Epilogue Book

Fooling Some of the People All of the Time A Long Short and Now Complete Story Updated with New Epilogue


  • Author : David Einhorn
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-06-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470893296

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Fooling Some of the People All of the Time A Long Short and Now Complete Story Updated with New Epilogue Book Description :

A revealing look at Wall Street, the financial media, and financial regulators by David Einhorn, the President of Greenlight Capital Could 2008's credit crisis have been minimized or even avoided? In 2002, David Einhorn-one of the country's top investors-was asked at a charity investment conference to share his best investment advice. Short sell Allied Capital. At the time, Allied was a leader in the private financing industry. Einhorn claimed Allied was using questionable accounting practices to prop itself up. Sound familiar? At the time of the original version of Fooling Some of the People All of the Time: A Long Short Story the outcome of his advice was unknown. Now, the story is complete and we know Einhorn was right. In 2008, Einhorn advised the same conference to short sell Lehman Brothers. And had the market been more open to his warnings, yes, the market meltdown might have been avoided, or at least minimized. Details the gripping battle between Allied Capital and Einhorn's Greenlight Capital Illuminates how questionable company practices are maintained and, at times, even protected by Wall Street Describes the failings of investment banks, analysts, journalists, and government regulators Describes how many parts of the Allied Capital story were replayed in the debate over Lehman Brothers Fooling Some of the People All of the Time is an important call for effective government regulation, free speech, and fair play.

Confidence Game Book

Confidence Game


  • Author : Christine S. Richard
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-03-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118010419

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Confidence Game Book Description :

An expose on the delusion, greed, and arrogance that led to America's credit crisis The collapse of America's credit markets in 2008 is quite possibly the biggest financial disaster in U.S. history. Confidence Game: How a Hedge Fund Manager Called Wall Street's Bluff is the story of Bill Ackman's six-year campaign to warn that the $2.5 trillion bond insurance business was a catastrophe waiting to happen. Branded a fraud by the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, and investigated by Eliot Spitzer and the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ackman later made his investors more than $1 billion when bond insurers kicked off the collapse of the credit markets. Unravels the story of the credit crisis through an engaging and human drama Draws on unprecedented access to one of Wall Street's best-known investors Shows how excessive leverage, dangerous financial models, and a blind reliance on triple-A credit ratings sent Wall Street careening toward disaster Confidence Game is a real world "Emperor's New Clothes," a tale of widespread delusion, and one dissenting voice in the era leading up to the worst financial disaster since the Great Depression.

Quality of Earnings Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Quality of Earnings


  • Author : Thornton L. O'glove
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1998-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780684863757

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You Can Be a Stock Market Genius Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

You Can Be a Stock Market Genius


  • Author : Joel Greenblatt
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-11-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 1451628064

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You Can Be a Stock Market Genius Book Description :

A comprehensive and practical guide to the stock market from a successful fund manager—filled with case studies, important background information, and all the tools you’ll need to become a stock market genius. Fund manager Joel Greenblatt has been beating the Dow (with returns of 50 percent a year) for more than a decade. And now, in this highly accessible guide, he’s going to show you how to do it, too. You’re about to discover investment opportunities that portfolio managers, business-school professors, and top investment experts regularly miss—uncharted areas where the individual investor has a huge advantage over the Wall Street wizards. Here is your personal treasure map to special situations in which big profits are possible, including: · Spin-offs · Restructurings · Merger Securities · Rights Offerings · Recapitalizations · Bankruptcies · Risk Arbitrage

Julian Robertson Book

Julian Robertson


  • Author : Daniel A. Strachman
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2004-10-20
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0471687421

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Julian Robertson Book Description :

Julian Robertson is one of the most successful and well-known hedge fund managers of our time. For nearly twenty years his infamous fund--Tiger Management--was the talk of the town, routinely delivering double-digit performance. This biography will explore this legendary fund manager's role in the development and popularity of hedge funds, examine his investment methodology and strategy, and look at the growth of his fund and his 'Tigers'--individuals who have gone on to great success themselves. * Includes candid interviews of Robertson, his colleagues, and his peers * Uncovers the trading strategies and investment style of a legendary fund manager * Offers a rare glimpse inside the personal world of Julian Robertson READERSHIP: Those with any interest in or knowledge of hedge funds, business readers, investment professionals. Daniel A. Strachman is Managing Director of Answers Company, a New York-based money management firm that offers investment management services to individuals and institutions. He has contributed many articles on investment management and strategies to publications including the New York Post and the Financial Times and is also the author of Getting Started in Hedge Funds (Wiley 2000). Also available by Daniel Strachman, Getting Started in Hedge Funds, 0471316962 Paper. EAN - 9780471323631 Carton Quantity - 41

The Alpha Masters Book

The Alpha Masters


  • Author : Maneet Ahuja
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-05-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118065525

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The Alpha Masters Book Description :

A leading hedge-fund industry insider reveals the secrets and lessons of such top investors as John Paulson, David Tepper and Bill Ackman, sharing tangible, analytical insight into the psychology of trading while providing coverage of a range of strategy types, from Long/Short and Value to Distressed and Commodities.

Conspiracy of Fools Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Conspiracy of Fools


  • Author : Kurt Eichenwald
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2005-03-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0767911806

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Conspiracy of Fools Book Description :

From an award-winning New York Times reporter comes the full, mind-boggling story of the lies, crimes, and ineptitude behind the Enron scandal that imperiled a presidency, destroyed a marketplace, and changed Washington and Wall Street forever. It was the corporate collapse that appeared to come out of nowhere. In late 2001, the Enron Corporation--a darling of the financial world, a company whose executives were friends of presidents and the powerful--imploded virtually overnight, leaving vast wreckage in its wake and sparking a criminal investigation that would last for years. Kurt Eichenwald transforms the unbelievable story of the Enron scandal into a rip-roaring narrative of epic proportions, taking readers behind every closed door--from the Oval Office to the executive suites, from the highest reaches of the Justice Department to the homes and bedrooms of the top officers. It is a tale of global reach--from Houston to Washington, from Bombay to London, from Munich to Sao Paolo--laying out the unbelievable scenes that twisted together to create this shocking true story. Eichenwald reveals never-disclosed details of a story that features a cast including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Paul O’Neill, Harvey Pitt, Colin Powell, Gray Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alan Greenspan, Ken Lay, Andy Fastow, Jeff Skilling, Bill Clinton, Rupert Murdoch and Sumner Redstone. With its you-are-there glimpse into the secretive worlds of corporate power, Conspiracy of Fools is an all-true financial and political thriller of cinematic proportions.

The Most Dangerous Trade Book

The Most Dangerous Trade


  • Author : Richard Teitelbaum
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-08-31
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118505212

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The Most Dangerous Trade Book Description :

How short sellers profit from disasters that afflict individuals, markets, and nations The Most Dangerous Trade serves up tales from the dark side of the world marketplace to reveal how traders profit from the failure and, often, the financial ruin of others. In this book Richard Teitelbaum profiles more than a dozen short sellers to reveal how they employ the tactics, strategies, and various styles to zero in on their target, get the needed financing, and see their investment through to its ultimate conclusion. The short sellers profiled will include stories of both their successful investments as well as their disastrous ventures. The book will examine the different styles, strategies, and tactics utilized, looking at how each short seller researches his or her targets, obtains financing, puts on a trade, and sees the investment through to fruition--or failure. With the appeal of a well-written adventure novel, The Most Dangerous Trade reveals how these investors seek publicity to help drive down a stock and shows the often bitter and controversial battles that ensue. Includes profiles of well-know short sellers such as Jim Chanos, Steve Eisman, Manuel Ascencio, Doug Kass, and many more Discover how short sellers make the "puts" that make them billions Uncover the short selling controversies that make headlines Written by award-winning journalist Richard Teitelbaum Discover what motivates investors who wager against the stock market and how they often profit from the misery of others.

Dead Companies Walking Book

Dead Companies Walking


  • Author : Scott Fearon
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466879201

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Dead Companies Walking Book Description :

Unlike most investors, who live in fear of failure, Scott Fearon actively seeks it out. He has earned millions of dollars for his hedge fund over the last thirty years shorting the stocks of businesses he believed were on their way to bankruptcy. In Dead Companies Walking, Fearon describes his methods for spotting these doomed businesses, and how they can be extremely profitable investments. In his experience, corporate managers routinely commit six common mistakes that can derail even the most promising companies: they learn from only the recent past; they rely too heavily on a formula for success; they misunderstand their target customers; they fall victim to the magical storytelling of a mania; they fail to adapt to tectonic shifts in their industry; and they are physically or emotionally removed from their companies' operations. Fearon has interviewed thousands of executives across America, many of whom, unknowingly, were headed toward bankruptcy – from the Texas oil barons of the 80s to the tech wunderkinds of the late 90s to the flush real estate developers of the mid-2000s. Here, he explores recent examples like JC Penney, Herbalife and Blockbuster Entertainment to help investors better predict the next booms and busts—and come out on top.

Alcoholics Anonymous Book
Score: 5
From 6 Ratings

Alcoholics Anonymous


  • Author : Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2012-08
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN 10 : 1258461803

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Winning Every Day Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Winning Every Day


  • Author : Lou Holtz
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061757594

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Winning Every Day Book Description :

"Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it."-- Lou Holtz Meet Lou Holtz, the motivational miracle worker who revitalized the Notre Dame football program by leading the legendary Fighting Irish to nine bowl games and a national championship. During his twenty-seven years as a head football coach, Holtz garnered a 216-95-7 career record. Each new assignment brought a different team with different players, but, invariably, the same result--success. How did he do it? By designing a game plan for his players that minimized obstacles while maximizing opportunities. Now he wants to pass his game plan on to you. In Winning Every Day, you'll discover ten strategies that will drive you to the top of your professional and personal life. Coach Holtz will reveal how you can acquire the focus and commitment it takes to be a champion. It won't be easy; it takes sacrifice to be the best. But now you'll have a proven winner alongside you in the trenches. Winning Every Day demonstrates how you can elevate your performance while raising the standards of everyone around you. Follow Coach's strategies and winning becomes habitual. You will learn to welcome sacrifice as you dedicate yourself to excellence. He will show you how to clearly define your short-term and long-term goals, to develop an unwavering sense of purpose without compromising flexibility. Through it all, Coach Holtz will help you discover the courage you need to live a life of unremitting triumph. You couldn't have a better guide. He will provide you with the strategies he has shared with Fortune 500 companies, groups, and organizations. Voted the top motivational speaker two years running by a survey of speakers' bureaus, Coach is going to present you with all the Xs and Os, the basics of his game plan for success in life and business.

Value Investing Book

Value Investing


  • Author : James Montier
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-02-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470685181

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Value Investing Book Description :

"As with his weekly column, James Montier's Value Investing is a must read for all students of the financial markets. In short order, Montier shreds the 'efficient market hypothesis', elucidates the pertinence of behavioral finance, and explains the crucial difference between investment process and investment outcomes. Montier makes his arguments with clear insight and spirited good humor, and then backs them up with cold hard facts. Buy this book for yourself, and for anyone you know who cares about their capital!" —Seth Klarman, President, The Baupost Group LLC The seductive elegance of classical finance theory is powerful, yet value investing requires that we reject both the precepts of modern portfolio theory (MPT) and pretty much all of its tools and techniques. In this important new book, the highly respected and controversial value investor and behavioural analyst, James Montier explains how value investing is the only tried and tested method of delivering sustainable long-term returns. James shows you why everything you learnt at business school is wrong; how to think properly about valuation and risk; how to avoid the dangers of growth investing; how to be a contrarian; how to short stocks; how to avoid value traps; how to hedge ignorance using cheap insurance. Crucially he also gives real time examples of the principles outlined in the context of the 2008/09 financial crisis. In this book James shares his tried and tested techniques and provides the latest and most cutting edge tools you will need to deploy the value approach successfully. It provides you with the tools to start thinking in a different fashion about the way in which you invest, introducing the ways of over-riding the emotional distractions that will bedevil the pursuit of a value approach and ultimately think and act differently from the herd.

Fooled by Randomness Book
Score: 3.5
From 34 Ratings

Fooled by Randomness


  • Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2008-10-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588367679

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Fooled by Randomness Book Description :

Fooled by Randomness is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are The Black Swan, Antifragile, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes. Fooled by Randomness is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. Nassim Nicholas Taleb–veteran trader, renowned risk expert, polymathic scholar, erudite raconteur, and New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan–has written a modern classic that turns on its head what we believe about luck and skill. This book is about luck–or more precisely, about how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill–the world of trading–Fooled by Randomness provides captivating insight into one of the least understood factors in all our lives. Writing in an entertaining narrative style, the author tackles major intellectual issues related to the underestimation of the influence of happenstance on our lives. The book is populated with an array of characters, some of whom have grasped, in their own way, the significance of chance: the baseball legend Yogi Berra; the philosopher of knowledge Karl Popper; the ancient world’s wisest man, Solon; the modern financier George Soros; and the Greek voyager Odysseus. We also meet the fictional Nero, who seems to understand the role of randomness in his professional life but falls victim to his own superstitious foolishness. However, the most recognizable character of all remains unnamed–the lucky fool who happens to be in the right place at the right time–he embodies the “survival of the least fit.” Such individuals attract devoted followers who believe in their guru’s insights and methods. But no one can replicate what is obtained by cha

The Psychology of Money Book

The Psychology of Money


  • Author : Morgan Housel
  • Publisher : Harriman House Limited
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857197696

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The Psychology of Money Book Description :

Doing well with money isn’t necessarily about what you know. It’s about how you behave. And behavior is hard to teach, even to really smart people. Money—investing, personal finance, and business decisions—is typically taught as a math-based field, where data and formulas tell us exactly what to do. But in the real world people don’t make financial decisions on a spreadsheet. They make them at the dinner table, or in a meeting room, where personal history, your own unique view of the world, ego, pride, marketing, and odd incentives are scrambled together. In The Psychology of Money, award-winning author Morgan Housel shares 19 short stories exploring the strange ways people think about money and teaches you how to make better sense of one of life’s most important topics.

The Remains of the Day Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

The Remains of the Day


  • Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-03-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345809339

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The Remains of the Day Book Description :

Kazuo Ishiguro's Booker Prize-winning masterpiece became an international bestseller on publication, was adapted into an award-winning film, and has since come to be regarded as a modern classic. The Remains of the Day is a spellbinding portrayal of a vanished way of life and a haunting meditation on the high cost of duty. It is also one of the most subtle, sad and humorous love stories ever written. It is the summer of 1956, when Stevens, a man who has dedicated himself to his career as a perfect butler in the one-time great house of Darlington Hall, sets off on a holiday that will take him deep into the English countryside and, unexpectedly, into his own past, especially his friendship with the housekeeper, Miss Kenton. As memories surface of his lifetime "in service" to Lord Darlington, and of his life between the wars, when the fate of the continent seemed to lie in the hands of a few men, he finds himself confronting the dark undercurrent beneath the carefully run world of his employer.

Simulacra and Simulation Book
Score: 4
From 29 Ratings

Simulacra and Simulation


  • Author : Jean Baudrillard
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 0472065211

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Simulacra and Simulation Book Description :

The first full-length translation in English of an essential work of postmodernist thought

The Everything Creative Writing Book Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Everything Creative Writing Book


  • Author : Wendy Burt-thomas
  • Publisher : Everything
  • Release Date : 2010-06-18
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440501524

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The Everything Creative Writing Book Book Description :

Many people can write. But writing well enough to get published takes hours of practice, the ability to take criticism, and expert advice. Filled with stories and tips from published authors, this easy-to-use guide teaches you the basics of the writing craft. Whether you want to create poems or plays, children's books or online blogs, romance novels or a memoir, you'll learn to write more effectively and creatively. Published author, editor, and PR consultant Wendy Burt-Thomas covers all aspects of writing, including how to: Prepare to write, from planning to research to organization Properly structure your piece to fit your chosen genre Stay focused during the drafting and editing processes Work with other authors Overcome writer's block Market your writing

Tough Minded Management 1st ed  Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Tough Minded Management 1st ed


  • Author : Joe D. Batten
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-07-31
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787207745

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Tough Minded Management 1st ed Book Description :

In this book (originally published in 1963) author J. D. Batten, at the time himself the Chairman of the Board of a management consulting and human resources firm in Iowa, imparts sound advice and tips to aid managers and management in their important task of improving their effectiveness at all levels. “The excellence of the book lies in the basic information it has to give to the relatively new manager.”—Personnel Psychology “Must reading for anyone who thinks all management books are just a rehash of planning, organizing, staffing, controlling, etc....Especially recommended...”—NRHA Magazine “A totally fresh description of how to turn MBO into a ‘living system’....practical and highly motivational.”—Buffalo Law Journal “Many useful suggestions to offer the executive.”—West Coast Review of Books