This is an excellent short book that is surprisingly well read by the author. I was shocked at how good it was.
Excellent story – only wish it were longer and more fully written like his other works, But I think it was his first and an excellent start.
Perhaps a sign of the times in which it was written, the chapters are punctuatedthis weird music that creeps over the narrator.
Otherwise very enjoyable read.
I read the entire book, & I prefer the longer story rather than this abridged version. This isn't bad, but for what you pay I expect a longer experience. Further, this is not Lewis best work. His later, more mature, books are a lot more fun and informative.
Most important lesson learned: do your own research. Approach Broker provided research with professional skepticism. Neither giving it credence, not ignoring it, but rather as a voice to consider - while asking questions. What motivation do they have? Who agrees with them; who disagrees;why? What does my own research support? One major benefit of the Internet, is the ability to obtain source information.
Most important belief confirmed: If a brokerage firm is placing an offering - their loyalty is to themselves, not the investor and not the company whose bonds or stocks they are placing.
Memoir of a young man's entry into investment banking in 1985 with a bonus--a succinct, clear, easily understood explanation of growth of the junk bond business. It's hilarious and terrifying all at the same time.