Soros on Soros: Staying Ahead of the Curve (Cassettes)

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Soros on Soros interweaves financial theory and personal reminiscence, political analysis and moral reflection to offer a compelling portrait of the world (and its markets) according to Soros. In an interview-style narrative with Byron Wien, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, and with German journalist Krisztina Koenen, Soros vividly describes the genesis of his brilliant financial career and shares his views on investing and global finance, politics and the emerging world order, and the responsibility of ...
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Overview

Soros on Soros interweaves financial theory and personal reminiscence, political analysis and moral reflection to offer a compelling portrait of the world (and its markets) according to Soros. In an interview-style narrative with Byron Wien, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, and with German journalist Krisztina Koenen, Soros vividly describes the genesis of his brilliant financial career and shares his views on investing and global finance, politics and the emerging world order, and the responsibility of power. Speaking with remarkable candor, he traces his progress from Holocaust survivor to philosophy student, unsuccessful tobacco salesman to the world's most powerful and profitable trader and introduces us to the people and events that helped shape his character and his often controversial views. Finally, turning his attention to international politics, Soros offers keen insights into the current state of affairs in Russia and the former communist bloc countries and analyzes the reasons behind and likely consequences of the West's failure to properly integrate them into the free world. He also explores the crisis of the ERM and analyzes the pros and cons of investing in a number of emerging markets.

With remarkable candor, Soros traces his progress from Holocaust survivor to philosophy student, failed tobacco salesman to the world's most powerful and profitable trader. He explains his motivations for establishing the Soros Foundation and the Open Society Fund through which he worked to bring about the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and an end to Apartheid in South Africa. Simultaneous hardcover release from John Wiley and Sons. 4 cassettes.

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Hungarian-born investor Soros, already well known for the unmatched success of his Quantum Fund, achieved additional notoriety in 1992 when he amassed over $1 billion in profits with the collapse of the British pound. He is also recognized for his philanthropic activities, having established foundations in several Eastern European nations. Soros on Soros is a book-length interview, conducted by the managing director of Morgan Stanley and a Hungarian journalist. Its scope reaches far beyond the topic of investing and includes Soros's responses to questions about life influences, philanthropy, international politics, and philosophy. The book should be a hit with those wanting an in-depth look into the mind of the master investor, but the interview format does not allow for the broadest coverage. Reporter and biographer Slater's Soros is better suited for those approaching the subject for the first time. Slater's presentation is balanced and well organized, and he succeeds at providing clear, concise summaries of Soros's sometimes confusing ideas and theories. Both titles would make good additions to business collections.Mark McCullough, Heterick Lib., Ohio Northern Univ., Ada
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553476712
  • Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/1995
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: 4 Cassettes
  • Product dimensions: 4.42 (w) x 7.11 (h) x 1.43 (d)

Table of Contents

INVESTING AND GLOBAL FINANCE
The Investor
The Guru in Training
The Story of Quantum Fund
The Theory of Investing
Theory in Action
GEOPOLITICS, PHILANTHROPY, AND GLOBAL CHANGE
The Philanthropist
The Stateless Statesman
The Future of the United States and Open Society
PHILOSOPHY
The Failed Philosopher
The Power and the Myth
Appendix
Index
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