The Alpha Masters brings the secretive world of hedge funds into the light of day for the first time. As the authority that the biggest names in the business go to before breaking major news, Ahuja has access to the innermost workings of the hedge fund industry. For the first time, in Alpha Masters, Ahuja provides both institutional and savvy private investors with tangible, analytical insight into the psychology of the trade, the strategies and investment criteria serious money managers use to determine and evaluate their positions, and special guidance on how the reader can replicate this success themselves.
What did you like best about The Alpha Masters? What did you like least?
I had previously read Jack Schwager's Market Wizards books before reading this book. This book has a similar theme, to provide the background and basic methodology of a number of leading fund managers. I found though, that this book did not provide as much insight into the strategies of the fund managers as Schwager's books. Instead this book focuses on the background of the fund managers and what makes them who they are today. It is worth reading but I did not learn that much from it.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
Provide more details of the trading strategies employed by the fund managers.
What three words best describe Joe Geoffrey’s voice?
Softly Spoken, old.
Could you see The Alpha Masters being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
Any additional comments?
The reader is difficult to hear about traffic and road noise.
The best-selling guide to finding career success and satisfaction through personality type is now thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated. Do What you Are - the time-honored classic that has already helped more than a million people find truly satisfying work - is now updated to include jobs in today's hottest markets, including health services, education, and communications technology.
I found this book to be useful and interesting, but even though it became pretty clear what personality type I fall into I found that the suggested careers didn't really match that well what I have found enjoyable over the years. I think what is far more important than your type is to list out what you actually enjoyed doing and didn't enjoy doing in each job you have had and understand why. This is included in part of the book toward the end, which kind of makes you wonder why you need to go through the whole book. I imagine for many people the personality type description is incredibly accurate, but for me it was not so Black and White. I verified my personality type using a website, several times, and got the same answer each time, but then found the description only really matched me maybe 60%.
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True North shows how anyone who follows their internal compass can become an authentic leader. This leadership tour de force is based on research and first-person interviews with 125 of today's top leaders: with some surprising results. In this important audiobook, acclaimed former Medtronic CEO Bill George and coauthor Peter Sims share the wisdom of these outstanding leaders and describe how you can develop as an authentic leader.
I was expecting to be guided through the process of finding my authentic leadership style. This book just gives examples rather than providing a process that anybody could walk through.
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This audiobook provides fascinating insights into the hedge fund traders who consistently outperform the markets, in their own words. From best-selling author, investment expert, and Wall Street theoretician Jack Schwager comes a behind-the-scenes look at the world of hedge funds, from 15 traders who've consistently beaten the markets. Exploring what makes a great trader a great trader, Hedge Fund Market Wizards breaks new ground, giving readers rare insight into the trading philosophy and successful methods employed by some of the most profitable individuals in the hedge fund business.
Where does Hedge Fund Market Wizards rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is probably the most useful audiobook I have listened to so far. You get a lot of interesting, and sometimes conflicting perspectives from the various fund managers that were interviewed. Each manager has their own advice to give based on what has worked for them, but the key is that it worked for them and would not necessarily work for another fund manager.
Who was your favorite character and why?
My favorite interview in this book is with Kevin Daly since his approach aligns most with my own inclinations.
What about Clinton Wade’s performance did you like?
I like the way that the narrator adjusts his pace and tone to reflect the characters of the different fund managers that were interviewed.
What insight do you think you’ll apply from Hedge Fund Market Wizards?
-Determine what approach to trading best suits you as a trader-Stop doing what doesn't work, do more of what works
Any additional comments?
I have read 'Market Wizards' and 'The New Market Wizards' and I think that this newer book is worth reading also. The interviews reinforce some of the insight from the earlier books while adding context from the 2008 market crash and plenty of fresh insight.