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5.0 out of 5 stars great finance/investment story, April 20, 2010
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This review is from: Confidence Game: How Hedge Fund Manager Bill Ackman Called Wall Street's Bluff (Hardcover)
this is a fascinating account of outlandish corporate greed and hubris and the author's and a fund manager's multi-year attempts to shed sunlight on the manifold fraudulent machinations one large company's management employed to keep its debt rating and "earnings" intact. it also contains insights into the then forthcoming credit crisis, the almost-fraudulent conflicts facing the sell side and bond rating agencies, and the ineptitude and politicization of the sec- sort of michael lewis meets harry markopolous. for me it's a five-star book; however, some of the more technical finance and accounting, while very clear, might make it a slightly less rich experience for those less interested in these details. i was surprised that this book hadn't been more broadly publicized or reviewed, then found out it's only on kindle; hard copy is released 4/26. really great read.
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Is your shift key broken, are you lazy, or are you uneducated? Many people don't read or take seriously posts where the poster writes in all capitals or makes serious grammatical errors. Especially in non-fiction. Don't you want to be read?
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