From the Inside Flap
In his first book, The Billion Dollar Mistake, Stephen L. Weiss explored the surprisingly pedestrian blunders of billionaire investors to show the rest of us how to avoid making the same mistakes. Now, in The Big Win: Learning from the Legends to Become a More Successful Investor, he's back, looking at the successes—rather than the failures—of another group of living legends to show you how to make use of their unique strategies to improve your own returns.
Diverse in their backgrounds, each one of the investors profiled in the book triumphed by drawing on their personal strengths and transforming them into fortune-building wisdom. Weiss highlights the investment acumen and strategies that allowed these exceptional individuals to excel and details their biggest wins, focusing on those that most clearly illustrate their distinctive investing styles.
Incorporating end-of-chapter "takeaways" that succinctly summarize the key lessons to be learned from each story, The Big Win is designed to help readers from all backgrounds and levels of experience understand the qualities that make an investor great, and how to apply the strategies of these luminaries to your investing career. Packed with advice that can be applied to any asset class, the book distills the most important achievements of true investment superstars into exciting and endlessly inspiring stories that you can easily relate to and apply to your financial pursuits to attain greater success. Drawing on the lives of men and women who made their fortunes not only in the stock market, but also in real estate, commodities, and high-yield bonds, The Big Win is an anthology of the incredible stories of true pioneers who transcended race, gender, and class to become investment legends, and what you can learn from their experiences.
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Praise for The Big Win
"If you want to create wealth, understand how the smartest investors in the world do it. And to learn from the best, then get the best to speak candidly about their investment strategies. That's what Stephen Weiss did in The Big Win, a truly fascinating read that details these legendary investors' winning strategies in stocks, bonds, and real estate."
—Larry Kudlow, Host of CNBC's The Kudlow Report
"Winning . . . that's what Steve Weiss's The Big Win is all about. I have always thought that we can best succeed by learning from the best. And The Big Win—written in a straightforward and easily readable style—chronicles winners in varied fields who have demonstrated a similarity of drive, passion, process, equanimity, discipline, and humility in reaching rarefied heights that should serve as templates for anyone intent on becoming extraordinary."
—Douglas A. Kass, General Partner, Seabreeze Partners Management, Inc.
"Winners win. Stephen Weiss gets that because he's done it at the highest level of this game. His sell-side (Salomon Brothers) and buy-side (SAC Capital) experience contextualizes making successful investing a repeatable process."
—Keith McCullough, CEO, Hedgeye; author, Diary of a Hedge Fund Manager
"Mr. Weiss has written an introduction to alternative investments that has the very best—and very rarest—qualities of business writing, in that his book is educational, entertaining, and accessible all at the same time. Newcomers to the field of non-traditional investment styles will not be intimidated; while seasoned pros may well find new stories here that they can reflect upon to their profit."
—Alicia Ogawa, financial consultant; Senior Advisor, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School