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    Top Producer: An Insider Look At Private Wealth Management

    As you know, we’re always looking for the next big thing in the literature of Wall Street. We can’t get enough of the stuff. Especially when it comes to books from Wall Streeters turned writers. So we were more than pleased when someone leaked us the first few chapters of a novel called Top Producer. […]

    / Oct 9, 2007 at 3:27 PM
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    A Little H&B Action

    As we previously posted, the “wolf” of Wall street aka Jordan Belfort is out of prison and is promoting a piece of literature based on his sordid life at Stratton Oakmont during the coke infused 80’s-90’s. After having thumbed through this self-promoting read (which has been optioned by Warner Brothers as a Martin Scorsese film), […]

    / Sep 19, 2007 at 11:15 AM
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    Atlas Shrugged Still A Book Business People Mistake For Serious Philosophy and/or Literature

    In other New York Times gold this weekend (we know, #1 and #3 on the New York Times top-10, but both stories are especially cringe-worthy), the paper is gearing up for the 50th anniversary of the publishing of Atlas Shrugged. Guess what? There are some business people who think Atlas Shrugged qualifies as a real […]

    / Sep 17, 2007 at 12:31 PM
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    Wolves, Jackasses And Other Beasts of Wall Street

    They say the best con men know how to make a buck going in and two bucks going out. Meet Jordan Belfort. For those of you who are new to the industry or have been asleep behind the wheel the past couple of years – Jordan’s story runs something like this: Greedy whippersnapper swindles investors […]

    / Sep 11, 2007 at 3:12 PM
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    Help Compile The Wall Street Canon

    We dazzle you with our radiant erudition every day, but now Dealbreaker reader, it is your turn. We are looking to compile a firm canon of Wall Street literature and in the spirit of blogspheric democracy, we’re taking your suggestions. Please give us the classics, your favorites, must-reads, oldy-but-goodies, contemporary standouts, whatever you would anthologize […]

    / Jul 23, 2007 at 4:13 PM
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    Fooled by Randomness?

    Despite what you might hear, Fooled by Randomness is not the perfect book. But it’s damn good. In particular, we’re fond of the Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s skepticism of the way success is often attributed to skill when luck is a more plausible explanation. (And this works the other way, where business failure is blamed on […]

    / Mar 12, 2007 at 11:34 AM

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