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Beating the Odds: Eddie Brown's Investing and Life Strategies
     

Beating the Odds: Eddie Brown's Investing and Life Strategies

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by Eddie Brown, Blair S. Walker
 

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Beating the Odds is the improbable, inspiring autobiography of financial guru Eddie C. Brown, one of the nation's top stock pickers and money managers. It details how Brown skillfully kept Brown Capital Management afloat through the dot-com bust, 9/11 and the Great Recession. Born to a 13-year-old unwed mother in the rural South, this African-American

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Beating the Odds is the improbable, inspiring autobiography of financial guru Eddie C. Brown, one of the nation's top stock pickers and money managers. It details how Brown skillfully kept Brown Capital Management afloat through the dot-com bust, 9/11 and the Great Recession. Born to a 13-year-old unwed mother in the rural South, this African-American investment whiz created a Baltimore-based financial firm that amassed more than $6 Billion under management.

Brown delves into the profound heartbreak and disorientation upon the death of his beloved grandmother – who was his surrogate mother -- and recounts how Brown's moonshine-running Uncle Jake subsequently became the dominant adult figure in Brown's life. His unflinchingly honest, easy-to-read memoir details how intellectual curiosity, abiding self-belief, hard work and divine providence helped Brown earn an electrical engineering degree, become an Army officer, and later a civilian IBM engineer. Readers will learn of the strife that ensued when Brown quit IBM to earn an MBA, leading to investment jobs that prepared him to start his own money management company in 1983.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118061329
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/10/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Eddie C. Brown is founder and President of Brown Capital Management, a Baltimore-based financial services firm that has amassed more than $6 billion under management and is one of the country's oldest African-American-owned invest-ment firms.

Blair S. Walker is a former USA Today financial journalist who's an acclaimed novelist, as well as the writer behind Wiley's bestselling Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?: How Reginald Lewis Created a Billion-Dollar Business Empire.

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