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    • The Wrong Answer Faster

    • The Inside Story of Making the Machine that Trades Trillions
    • By: Michael Goodkin
    • Narrated by: Gregory Itzin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In 1968, Michael Goodkin is about to graduate from Columbia University. While his classmates interview for jobs, he daydreams of seeing the world as a man of independent means. Noticing that there are no computers on Wall Street and drawing on his experiences as a failed teenage investor and successful gambler, he has an epiphany: Since no one knows the right price for anything, the only way to beat the market is to make a computer that comes up with the wrong answer faster than the professionals. And thus begins a journey that takes this provincial Midwesterner from nearly broke to opulent Park Avenue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good mix of extrepreneurship and personal story

    • By Philo on 12-26-12

    Regular price: $24.95