©2002 Arthur Levitt; (P)2002 Books on Tape, Inc.
"Should be mandatory...for anyone with a dollar invested in the stock market." (Publishers Weekly)
"Lively and illuminating....Blends backroom revelations of a first-rate political memoir with the no-nonsense advice of a basic investment primer." (The New York Times)
This book is a must hear/read for business leaders, investors, accountants, business students and particularly board directors of any company. The author has carefully written this book to target the widest audience possible...it can be boring for finance professionals in some parts, but the value in most of it is intellectually stimulating even for the pros.
Mr. Levitt presents a compelling behind-the-scenes account of his efforts to advocate for the Individual Investor. The fact that he was often forced to compromise this goal, due to politcial pressure, is shocking.
I can't recommend this book although the information is interesting if your interested in investing and financial markets but the tone and pace make it hard to listen to.
I expected more from this book. It tell you about all those things you hear in the media all the time and you can do nothing about anyway (with very few exceptions).
The content is very good, when I can get past the narration. I'm sure the narrator had the best intentions but, to me, it was non-fiction with "an attitude."
If Arthur Levitt had different attitude.
As a very small individual investor, immigrant from communist country, I do not want Arthur to hold my hand. I educate myself, I take risk myself, I take losses, I take gains. Please get out of the way of business, or go live in Russia.
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