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100 Minds That Made the Market First Edition Edition

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ISBN-10: 0931133017
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Fisher (Wall Street Waltz, Contemporary Bks., 1987), the author of the "Portfolio Strategy" column in Forbes magazine, here presents a collection of brief (three- to four-page) biographies of individuals who made notable contributions to American finance. Fisher's list of 100 embraces both the successes and the failures, with Chapter 7 devoted to "Crooks, Scandals, and Scalawags." Fisher opted to include only deceased figures, and all but a handful are Americans. Many of them (e.g., Vanderbilt, Morgan, Gould) will be familiar to all readers; others (such as Evangeline Adams, a fortune-teller who made market predictions for rich and famous clients) are less prominent but more entertaining to read about. This informative book achieves its stated purpose of being "fun." Recommended for libraries with large popular business collections; less suitable for reference purposes.
Mark McCullough, Ohio Northern Univ. Lib., Ada
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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“…trawl through the biographies of those who have made the markets move for some of the right – and wrong – reasons.” (FT's Investment Adviser, Monday 18th February 2008) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 470 pages
  • Publisher: Business Classics; First Edition edition (August 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0931133017
  • ISBN-13: 978-0931133015
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #201,868 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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100 great biographies of the most influential personalities that affect the markets even today. If you're interested in how our markets developed from it's chaotic beginning this is a great book. I particularly enjoyed the section on crooks and scams. It's amazing some of the things people will do.
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Bought this book a couple years ago to read on a long airline flight and would recommend the book to others who also enjoy reading about the history of those individuals who shaped the financial world.

Was a fun book to read since it gives on average a 2 - 3 page synopsis of many of the individuals who shaped the financial world as well as their sometimes "humorous financial follies".

It is an easy read, but at the same time an extremely fun book to read for those who enjoy finance and the history of finance.

*** Note: This is not a book specifically about trading or investing, but rather a book about the history of those people who shaped the financial world. If your academic and/or professional background is in finance or you are a student of financial history then you will most likely enjoy this book for hobby reading, but if you are looking for a book to teach you about trading or investing then chances are this book is not for you since it is about "the history of those individuals who shaped the financial world as well as their mistakes and contributions".
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Some people are hard to buy gifts for. With books, there is often a trade-off between books that say a lot, and those that people are willing to read. One book that I think hits the sweet spot is 100 Minds That Made The Market, by Ken Fisher.

Why do I think this? This book is 100 little books in one volume. You can pick this book up for five minutes, and read a well-written 3-4 page biography of person who has had a significant impact on how our markets work today. Then you can put it down, get back to work, and think that you have learned something significant.

When I read this book back in the late '90s, I recognized about half of the people who were profiled in the book. I felt that I learned a lot in a short amount of time.

Consider the categories of people that the book deals with:

* The greats of the distant past (late 18th Century to mid 19th Century)
* Investment Writers and Data Publishers
* Famous investment bankers
* Bankers
* Central Bankers
* New Deal Regulators
* Swindlers, Scamps, Rogues, and Thieves
* Statisticians, Economists, and Nuts
* Successful Entrepreneurs and Speculators
* Unsuccessful Entrepreneurs and Speculators
* Notable Oddballs
* And more

The biographies are well-written and concise. They illustrate eras in Western, and in particular, American Capitalism. Many of the names are obscure in the present day, but after you read the biography, you have no doubt that they were important to their era.

I enjoyed the book greatly, and hope that you will too.
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Very interesting but marred by the author's frequent personal remarks against the regulators and regulation of Wall Street in any way. Thanks but no thanks, I bought this book for the short biographies. I took one star off for that.

Another continuous flaw to an otherwise excellent book is the constant typos, at least in the Kindle version. It is clear that NO ONE read the Kindle version before it went to press. I took another star off for this.

This book is not about trading, it is about the history and people that made up the market that we have today. If you are looking for a good trading book, there are many to be found elsewhere.
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