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Hedgehogging | [Barton Biggs]

Hedgehogging

Rare is the opportunity to chat with a legendary figure and hear the unvarnished truth about what really goes on behind the scenes. Step inside the world of Wall Street with Barton Biggs as he discusses investing in general, hedge funds in particular, and how he has learned to find and profit from the best moneymaking opportunities in an eat-what-you-kill, cutthroat investment world.
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Publisher's Summary

Rare is the opportunity to chat with a legendary figure and hear the unvarnished truth about what really goes on behind the scenes. Step inside the world of Wall Street with Barton Biggs as he discusses investing in general, hedge funds in particular, and how he has learned to find and profit from the best moneymaking opportunities in an eat-what-you-kill, cutthroat investment world.

©2005 Barton Biggs; (P)2006 Penton Overseas, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"...an intelligent book on a serious subject that is also a joy to read." (Professional Investor)
"...evokes the 'agony and ecstasy' of the frenetic and highly competitive world of hedge funds...funny and sobering" (The Mail on Sunday)
"...a reassuring tale for ordinary mortals..." (Financial World)

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    PHIL San Diego, CA, United States 02-08-13
    PHIL San Diego, CA, United States 02-08-13 Member Since 2011
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    "This abridgement is too much"

    Looking at the actual book (on amazon.com "look inside" feature) and reading the reviews there shows an essentially different book, much larger, deeper in content and wider-ranging. What I heard here was only a small fraction of that book. I wonder, what is the motivation to do this?

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Robert San Jose, CA, USA 10-01-06
    Robert San Jose, CA, USA 10-01-06 Member Since 2004
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    "HedgeHotDogging"

    Hedgehogging has a intriguing title, but does not deliver either as an educational book about hedge funds, or as a series of anecdotes. It consists of some disjointed stories of hedge investing, but does not take the time to explain the terms or theory behind these investments. While there are some nuggets of useful investment advice, the tone of the narrator makes it sound as if the author's main goal was to impress the reader with his intelligence, not to educate or entertain. This narration style may be true to the author, but it made me feel like I was trapped at dinner with with an annoying self-important host.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    David Winston-Salem, NC, USA 09-28-07
    David Winston-Salem, NC, USA 09-28-07
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    "Don't waste your tiime"

    Spend your 4 hours listening to something else. There is nothing much here of interest.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ben Portland, ME, United States 09-25-12
    Ben Portland, ME, United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great read!"
    Would you listen to Hedgehogging again? Why?

    Yes - Well written/read


    What did you like best about this story?

    Compelling


    What about William Dufris’s performance did you like?

    Tone - Humor


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No - I do not have any additional comments.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ronald Highland Heights, KY, United States 09-20-10
    Ronald Highland Heights, KY, United States 09-20-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Good read for retail investors"

    As many retail investors believe that banks and mutual funds buy and sell stocks
    only, so this leaves a gap in their understanding of market dynamics
    such as a Flash Crash.

    How could a thing like that happen?
    Run a half trillion dollars short with options, futures, 3x ETF's and you have the Dow Jones
    down 100 points in 20 minutes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin san diego, CA, USA 11-01-07
    Kevin san diego, CA, USA 11-01-07
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    "Uninsightful"

    Trite and generic. I wanted to hear about the technical issues however, the author spends the entire time discussing how rich and interesting fund raising dinner parties are and all the eccentric personalities in the industry. What a soap opera waste of a book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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