Wall Street Meat

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Zondervan, Mar 17, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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Wall Street is a funny business. All you have is your reputation. Taint it and someone else will fill your shoes. Longevity comes from maintaining that reputation.

Ask Jack Grubman, the All-Star telecom analyst from Salomon Smith Barney; uber-banker Frank Quattrone at CS First Boston; Morgan Stanley's Mary "Queen of the Net" Meeker; or Merrill Lynch's Henry Blodget.

Well, they probably won't tell you anything. But have I got some great stories for you.

Successful hedge fund manager Andy Kessler looks back on his years as an analyst on Wall Street and offers this cautionary tale of the intoxicating forces loose in the world of finance that overwhelmed sober analysis.

  

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Review: Wall Street Meat: My Narrow Escape from the Stock Market Grinder

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Andy's first book. Read full review

Review: Wall Street Meat: My Narrow Escape from the Stock Market Grinder

User Review  - David - Goodreads

Average book. The beginning was good as the author described how he entered the business. But the author seemed to take a "holier then thou" tact in that he was able to resist all the temptations of ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Right 51 of the Time
5
Piranhas
19
Youre in the Entertainment Business
41
Bull Run
50
Time to Get Serious
70
Wheeling and Dealing at Morgan
88
Up then Tanked
114
Netscape IPO
165
Quacking Ducks
172
Price Targets as a Marketing Tool
181
Synthetic Goldman Sachs
195
The Ax Syndrome
209
Spitzer Fixer
219
Afterword
233
Index
247

Kicking Off the 90s
121
Something about Mary
132

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About the author (2009)

After turning $100 million into $1 billion riding the technology wave of the late 1990s, Andy Kessler recounted his experiences on Wall Street and in the trenches of the hedge fund industry in the books Wall Street Meat and Running Money (and its companion volume, How We Got Here). Though he has retired from actively managing other people's money, he remains a passionate and curious investor. Unable to keep his many opinions to himself, he contributes to the Wall Street Journal, Wired, and lots of Web sites on a variety of Wall Street and technology-related topics, and is often seen on CNBC, FOX, and CNN. He lives in Silicon Valley like all the other tech guys.

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