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Mr. Levitt knows what he is talking about from his experience in the industry and with the SEC.
Wise advice and insights. Very worthwhile. Read more
From the vantage point of being the SEC chairman who headed the organization during the frenzy days of the 90's, Arthur Levitt uses this book as an opportunity to explain his... Read morePublished on March 5, 2010 by R. Pokkyarath
If people get rewarded for bad behavior, and punished for good behavior, very soon they will practice bad behavior and think it is ok because everyone else is doing it. Read morePublished on August 12, 2009 by Mariusz Skonieczny
The book is full of inside stories of corrupt corporations and the SEC's involvement to correct them. As far as any portfolio use, chapter ten is 26 pages of 401(k)tips. Read morePublished on March 25, 2007 by Amazon Customer
"Take on the Street" should probably have been titled: The Most Corrupt Industry in America. Over the last 100 years (and more), the brokerage industry in America has to comprise... Read morePublished on February 2, 2006 by Hawkeye Richardson
Arthur Levitt was the longest-serving chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), 1993-2001, the regulatory agency that oversees many aspects of the stock... Read morePublished on December 7, 2005 by mirasreviews
Book has some fluf, but it's interesting.
The book give some insight into how courupt Wall Street and many brokers are.
Arthur Levitt's "Take on the Street" is a worthwhile read for both those familiar and unfamiliar with the inner workings of investment banks, "numbers games" played by public... Read morePublished on September 16, 2004 by Thomas M. Loarie
I am one of those small investors who got smack badly by the last bubble burst, and still didn't know what hit me until I read "Take on the Street" by Mr. Levitt. Read morePublished on August 12, 2004 by Daniel T.