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"Barton Biggs writes about markets with greater style, clarity, and insight than any other observer of the Wall Street scene. His new book, Hedgehogging, entertains immensely even as it provides countless valuable lessons regarding hedge funds and the investment world they inhabit."
David F. Swensen, Chief Investment Officer, Yale University
"Since the glory days of the tech bubble, investing has become a perilous enterprise. Not the least for those running money in the proliferating hedge fund business. In Hedgehogging, Biggs offers a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes at the personalities and egos making decisions about the enormous sums being dumped en masse into these funds. This book is great. It's full of personal anecdotes and critical insights from an insider's insider. You should not even consider giving money to anyone on Wall Street ever again until you've read this book."
Addison Wiggin, Agora Financial LLC, author of the New York Times bestseller The Demise of the Dollar, and coauthor of Empire of Debt
Rare is the opportunity to chat with a legendary figure and hear the unvarnished truth about what really goes on behind the scenes. Hedgehogging represents just such an opportunity, allowing you to step inside the world of Wall Street with Barton Biggs as he discusses investing in general, hedge funds in particular, and how he has learned to find and profit from the best moneymaking opportunities in an eat-what-you-kill, cutthroat investment world.
Didn't get very far with this one...not well written and the content and narrative would only be of interest I suspect to those who are in the hedge fund business.Published 2 months ago by Sam Griffith
I'll mark this as incomplete, because I did not find it interesting enough to finish.Zzzzz. Don't get me wrong: his knowledge is immense,. He's just not much of a writer. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jim
Wonderful comprehensive discussion of the hedge fund industry. Of particular interest were the discussion of the pitfalls of starting your own fund, changing your lifestyle, or... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mazagj2
Many commenters who gave below 3-star ratings talked about the lack of "true" knowledge. But this book is not about that. It is a book of gossips, but gossips that are useful. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Leopold
Barton Biggs was a talented writer and investment strategist to boot! He was taken away much too early.
The book Hedge Hogging is entertaining AND enlightening. Read more
Not much to say, but it outdated and not very much informative in terms of the techicals of the functioning of this industry. Read morePublished 21 months ago by R. Koch
Particularly interesting to read in the context of being updated on the cusp of financial system and housing pricing collapse, as he frankly relates discussion after discussion... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Terretta
it was interesting to hear about the growth of hedge fund from a blue blood vantage point, but a lot of this was just a hedge fund vet telling nice stories about his friends. Read morePublished 23 months ago by used book buyer