The Poker Face of Wall Street

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Wiley, Jun 23, 2006 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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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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Anyone who works on Wall Street senses the truth in Aaron Brown’s thesis, gambling is a fundamental brick in the foundation of economic and investment thinking. Brown has done it all: poker player ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Aaron Brown is an executive director at the investment bank Morgan Stanley and a serious lifelong poker player who has played with Wall Street tycoons and world champion poker pros. He holds degrees in applied mathematics from Harvard and finance from the University of Chicago. He has been a finance professor and a trader as well as a portfolio manager and risk manager for Prudential Insurance, JPMorgan, Rabobank, and Citigroup.

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