Wall Street is where poker and modern finance and the theory behind these "games" clash head on. In both worlds, real risk means real money is made or lost in a heart beat, and neither camp is always rational with the risk it takes.
Wall Street is where poker and modern finance and the theory behind these "games" clash head on. In both worlds, real risk means real money is made or lost in a heart beat, and neither camp is always rational with the risk it takes. As a result, business and financial professionals who want to use poker insights to improve their job performance will find this entertaining book a "must read." So will poker players searching for an edge in applying the insights of risk-takers on Wall Street.
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"He convincingly argues that card strategies apply to investing, and he drives his thesis home with real-life examples." (Bloomberg News, April 27, 2006) "...The intellectually challenging and highly entertaining ... actually helps serious-minded investors (and poker players) increase their odds of making money." (Financial Times, March 2006) "[Brown] convincingly argues that card strategies apply to investing, and he drives his thesis home with real-life examples." (Bloomberg.com, May 2006) "...if you fancy yourself as a trader...then this book is an excellent place to start." (Financial World, July 2006)
About Aaron Brown
AARON BROWN is an executive director at the investment bank Morgan Stanley. He won the Wilmott Award in 2005 as Financial Educator of the Year for his speaking, writing, and activism. He holds degrees in applied mathematics from Harvard (where he played poker with a future world's richest man and a future president of the United States) and finance from the University of Chicago (where he played poker with three Nobel Prize winners). A well-known Wall Street quant, he is a columnist for Wilmott, the leading journal serving the quantitative finance community. He has been involved in trading, risk management, and portfolio management for Prudential Insurance, JPMorgan, Rabobank, and Citigroup. He is also a serious lifelong poker player who has played with Wall Street tycoons and world champion poker pros.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Preface. Chapter 1. The Art of Uncalculated Risk. Chapter 2. Poker Basics. Chapter 3. Finance Basics. Chapter 4. A Brief History of Risk Denial. Chapter 5. Pokernomics. Chapter 6. Son of a Soft Money Bank. Chapter 7. The once-bold mates of Morgan. Chapter 8. The Games People Play. Chapter 9. Who Got Game. Chapter 10. Utility Belt. Annotated Bibliography. Index.
The Poker Face of Wall Street by Aaron Brown
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