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Benjamin Graham: The Memoirs of the Dean of Wall Street by Benjamin Graham

By Benjamin Graham

I have learn Securities research entrance to again (yea, I know... i am a loyal fan) and The clever Investor, between a number of different books on company company valuation - simply to set my credentials on the top.

And i need to say, this is often the most enjoyable i have had studying a ebook shortly. if you might imagine Graham is horribly dry in his funding books--with his Victorian and impersonal English--here he does a superb task at writing an unique narrative of his existence. i really chanced on myself laughing-out-loud beautiful demanding at the various strains in it.

The 30-page advent by means of Seymour Chatman is additionally well-written. It does a very good task of summarizing and highlighting the booklet. i might suggest you furthermore mght learn it.

Even in the event you do not care approximately Graham, you could deal with the e-book as an exciting piece of fiction, in the event you like. The publication is that a lot enjoyable and the tales contained are sufficiently attention-grabbing via their very own benefit to maintain any reader giggling, sobbing, and fortunately wanting to learn until eventually the realization.

There isn't any publication preview on amazon, so i'll use this assessment to give an explanation for the final contents of the book:
Starting web page - bankruptcy title
vii - advent by means of Seymour Chatman (roughly 30 pages long)
1 - formative years in New York
19 - kinfolk Tragedies and My Mother's Perseverance
37 - At Public School
55 - highschool Days: Brooklyn and the Bronx
73 - The Farmhand and The Mechanic
93 - the school Student
123 - My occupation Begins
141 - Early Years in Wall Street
163 - The Beginnings of actual Success
185 - the good Bull industry of the Twenties: I turn into a close to Millionaire
199 - The Northern Pipeline Contest
217 - family members and different Affairs
247 - The Midpoint of Life's approach: The Deluge Begins
267 - the line again, 1933-1940
279 - My "Career" as a Playwright
293 - The Commodity Reserve forex Plan
309 - Epilogue: Benjamin Graham's Self-Portrait at Sixty-Three and his 80th Birthday Speech
The submit script contains:
317 - Chronology
327 - Notes
337 - Bibliography of Writings by means of and approximately Benjamin Graham
343 - Index

You will see from the bankruptcy record that this publication comprises NO funding recommendation. Please learn any version of "Securities research" (except the fifth version isn't really co-authored by way of Graham, yet written solely through Dodd and some folks) and "The clever Investor" for Graham's assistance and guide on funding research.

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When I was asked to take over the meeting, I just about wet my pants; I was pretty clueless about the subject matter. Jerry came back the next day, chagrined but ready to work. In retrospect, it was probably inevitable that someone would collapse in the middle of all the frenzied work. Most of us ran on half rations of sleep and double helpings of coffee for months on end. But except for family and close friends, we kept the anxiety, frustration, and worry to ourselves. And because Lee was ultimately successful in getting Congress to approve the loan guarantees, many people wouldn’t remember that he faced stiff opposition from many in politics and business.

Financial information was gathered catch-ascatch-can, and while the overall numbers were probably accurate, nobody could pinpoint sources of trouble. Without good financial analysis, executives at Chrysler struggled to make decisions. If you wanted data, you needed first to invent the system for gathering it. All of this would be shocking for someone who had worked in finance at Ford, where precise systems controlled everything and analysts would prepare a thick binder filled with numbers, charts, and reports anytime a problem was identified or an important proposal was made.

We are looking forward to another good year in 1979. Our plans for “home leave” are being set up for a trip to England in May to drive about the countryside and see whether we’d like to go on assignment there someday. I didn’t know at the time that my boss in Caracas, Gerald Greenwald, was being wooed by Lee Iacocca, the new boss at our competitor, Chrysler. ” The animosity was mutual. ” Ford had been so obsessed with Iacocca that he had ordered a sweeping secret investigation of his business activities and private life.

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