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Soros on Soros: Staying Ahead of the Curve
     

Soros on Soros: Staying Ahead of the Curve

by George Soros, Krisztina Koenen, Byron Wien
 

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Written in interview format, Soros reveals his views on investing and global finance as well as his thoughts on today's complex world order. Part one discusses the world of finance, including the events shaping the markets in the past year and what Soros sees on the horizon. The second section contains opinions and ideas about the current state of international

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Written in interview format, Soros reveals his views on investing and global finance as well as his thoughts on today's complex world order. Part one discusses the world of finance, including the events shaping the markets in the past year and what Soros sees on the horizon. The second section contains opinions and ideas about the current state of international politics, focusing on the author's moral and financial commitment to open society in Eastern Europe. Part three consists of edited speeches, articles and editorials written by Soros on a variety of topics.

Editorial Reviews

Henry A. Kissinger
If you have ever wanted to sit down for a candid conversation with a phenomenal financial success, George Soros's book provides the opportunity. You will meet a complex man and a first-rate mind..
Zbigniew Brzezinski
The best expert on Soros is undoubtedly George Soros! After all, who is better equipped to tell us what he really thinks and how he thinks, a matter of some importance given the fact that he has translated a remarkable personal financial success into a truly generous and historically significant effort to promote postcommunist democracy.
Barton M. Biggs
The best X-ray of the mind of the master yet.
Paul A. Volcker
George Soros brings a lot more to the world of finance than the intuition and nerve of a born trader—and in Soros on Soros he's no longer bashful about telling us about it. A philosopher at heart, George attributes his success at investing to a theory of the interaction of reality and human perception. What really drives the man now, with a personal fortune beyond all personal need, is a different kind of strategic investing—investment to build in Eastern Europe the kind of open societies he came to value in his own life.
Library Journal
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
David Rouse
Investment wizard, speculator extraordinaire, and magnanimous philanthropist, Soros is the less-than-cooperative subject of "Time" reporter Robert Slater's nonetheless admiring portrait "Soros: The Life, Times, and Trading Secrets of the World's Greatest Investor", also due this fall. Unwilling to talk to Slater, Soros perhaps wanted to tell his own story. He does so here in the form of two extended interviews, with questions softly lobbed by German journalist Krisztina Koenen and Soros' friend and Morgan Stanley investment strategist Byron Wien. With Wien, Soros talks about his personal background, his career, and his philosophy of making and spending money. Koenen and Soros discuss his political views and his philanthropy, which are guided by Hungarian-born Soros' desire to bring stability to eastern Europe and by his belief in the concept of the open society. Because Soros has heretofore limited the media's access to him, his discussions here, controlled though they are, will help remove some of the mystery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471120148
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.37(h) x 1.14(d)

Meet the Author

GEORGE SOROS runs Soros Fund Management, the principal investment advisor to Quantum Group of Funds, a series of off-shore investment funds. Its flagship, Quantum Fund NV, is generally recognized as having the best performance record of any investment fund in the world during its 26-year history. In addition to being a renowned financier, George Soros has established a network of foundations operating in 25 countries and spending hundreds of millions of dollars annually on major philanthropic efforts. George Soros's other books include The Alchemy of Finance, Opening the Soviet System, and Underwriting Democracy.

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