Goodbye Gordon Gekko: How to Find Your Fortune Without Losing Your Soul [NOOK Book]

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GOODBYE GORDON GEKKO

"A fun, easy read, with sage advice. Scaramucci is a player, looking under the rocks of corruption in our financial capital, and he survives as an honest soul."
OLIVER STONE, Three time Academy Award Winner; Director, Wall Street and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

"Scaramucci's book is a truly insightful read. It introduces us to a moral compass on Wall Street—finding riches by direction of a true north as opposed to ...

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Goodbye Gordon Gekko: How to Find Your Fortune Without Losing Your Soul

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Overview

GOODBYE GORDON GEKKO

"A fun, easy read, with sage advice. Scaramucci is a player, looking under the rocks of corruption in our financial capital, and he survives as an honest soul."
OLIVER STONE, Three time Academy Award Winner; Director, Wall Street and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

"Scaramucci's book is a truly insightful read. It introduces us to a moral compass on Wall Street—finding riches by direction of a true north as opposed to insidious Gekko-style greed."
JOSH BROLIN, Academy Award Nominee; Actor, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; Active Trader

"With extraordinary honesty, grace, clarity, humor, insight, and emotional intelligence, Anthony Scaramucci here masterfully delivers timeless and priceless wisdom and wit that will ennoble and energize parents and children, teachers and students, coaches and athletes, bosses and workers, not to mention all three branches of government."
DAVID M. DARST, CFA, Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist,Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

"There is only one Anthony Scaramucci and only the Mooch could have been so entertaining, insightful, and honest while sharing his life with us. Thank you, Anthony, and continue to make a difference."
BOBBY VALENTINE, Former Major League Baseball Manager, New York Mets

"Anthony Scaramucci is a unique combination of great entrepreneur and savvy Wall Streeter. His perspective on all things business is invaluable and here for all to read."
DAVID FABER, Anchor, CNBC

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The financial meltdown of 2008 was primarily attributed to greed getting the better of common sense on Wall Street, where a house of cards built on irresponsibly risky lending and investing eventually came crashing down. The winner-take-all attitude that exemplified the Street was perfectly personified by Gordon Gekko, the ruthless wrecker of companies from Oliver Stone’s 1987 film, Wall Street. Goldman Sachs veteran Scaramucci served as an advisor on the recently-completed sequel and argues that greed leads good people to make systematically worse decisions until they can no longer be called “good” at all. He feels that a desire for money above all else will leave one envious and unhappy regardless of material possessions. True happiness, he believes, can be found by identifying and pursuing your passion and “paying forward” your good fortune. These are popular sentiments as the backlash against materialism burns on, and they are imbued with a certain degree of legitimacy coming from a Wall Street native, but Scaramucci’s platitudes often read like they came from a note-sized list of tips bloated into a book. Scaramucci has good intentions, and his advice is sound, but his material is insufficient to make for a truly captivating book. (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470767092
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/29/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,339,006
  • File size: 453 KB

Meet the Author

Anthony Scaramucci is the founder and Managing Partner of SkyBridge Capital, a New York-based alternative investment management com-pany, focused on partnering with emerging managers and seeding and mentoring Wall Street's next generation of entrepreneurs. In the past five years, SkyBridge has seeded emerging hedge fund managers and built a fund of funds business with $4.4 billion in total assets. From 1989 to 1996, Scaramucci was at Goldman Sachs, where he became a vice president in the private wealth management area in 1993. Scaramucci is a member of the Board of Overseers for the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University, and a board member of the Lymphoma Foundation, the Brain Tumor Foundation, and the NYC Financial Services Advisory Committee. He was also a technical adviser to Oliver Stone for the movie Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1 Ambition.

Ego versus The Egomaniac.

Chapter 2 Success and Failure.

Reaching for Excellence.

Chapter 3 Vocation and Meaning.

Let it All Hang Out.

Chapter 4 Capital.

Real Wealth.

Chapter 5 Knowledge.

Lessons from Unlikely Places.

Chapter 6 The Way of the Mentor.

Looking for a Hero.

Chapter 7 Teamwork.

There's No “I” in Team.

Chapter 8 The People That You Meet on the Street.

You Take the Good, You Take the Bad.

Chapter 9 How to Find Your Fortune Without Losing Your Soul.

Further Reading.

Acknowledgments.

About the Author.

Index.

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  • Posted May 7, 2010

    Excellent for Entrepreneurs

    This insightful and enlightening book should be required reading for anyone interested in a career on Wall Street. Scaramucci has been mentored by some of the greatest names in finance and he passes on their knowledge (as well as his own) in a clean, concise writing style that reads like a novel but is as informative as a textbook. Don't miss it. A great read!

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  • Posted September 26, 2010

    Freshman essay

    Experience often doesn't translate into interesting, enlightening, or worthy literature. Harvard Law and CNBC exposure too often have quickened interest only to have it dashed into trash. Take this book back and have it rewritten by a lesser ego - say Donald Trump or Bernie Madoff, in his spare timej.

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