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  • Where Are the Customers' Yachts?: or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street

  • By: Fred Schwed Jr., Peter Arno
  • Narrated by: Mark Moseley
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

Humorous and entertaining, this book exposes the folly and hypocrisy of Wall Street. The title refers to a story about a visitor to New York who admired the yachts of the bankers and brokers. Naively, he asked where all the customers' yachts were? Of course, none of the customers could afford yachts, even though they dutifully followed the advice of their bankers and brokers. Full of wise contrarian advice and offering a true look at the world of investing, in which brokers get rich while their customers go broke.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insight

  • By NEEL KANASE on 07-13-15

funny and very profound

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Very entertaining and insightful. Full of intelligent sarcasm. It appears that little has changed in Wall Street. Well, it's not surprising since we are still the same humans with the same behavior. I loved the part when he depicts the way advisors decide what belongs to the customer after a trading day ends: "they throw all the dollars up, and whatever sticks to the ceiling, belongs to the client". Read it to see why the author would choose a crook and bright advisor vs an honest fool. Very funny and true!

  • Shoe Dog

  • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  • By: Phil Knight
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,870
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,252
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,245

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen to book- It's the perfect biz memoir

  • By Brock on 06-02-16

Loved it. But is there a Part 2 coming?

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-17

Great story, very cautivating, full of insights and teachings for business and for life. Would have expected the story to keep going all the way to present times, not stopping in the eighties.