- Taschenbuch: 370 Seiten
- Verlag: Wiley; Auflage: Reprint (27. Juni 2007)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0470127317
- ISBN-13: 978-0470127315
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14,1 x 2,6 x 22 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 43.396 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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The Poker Face of Wall Street (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 27. Juni 2007
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Named one of BusinessWeek's top 10 paperbacks for summer reading: "The Poker Face of Wall Street is a sprawling, idiosyncratic, and sometimes poker-obsessed work filled with nuggets about American history and finance."
"Playing high-level poker, trading options, marketing bonds, and being a professor of finance-Aaron Brown has done them all. He shares with us the insights each of these has given him about the others and the lessons he's learned about life. From John Law to Fischer Black, I enjoyed the characters and the anecdotes."
--Edward O. Thorp, author of Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-One and Beat the Market: A Scientific Stock Market System
"How to be a poker pro and much more . . . a delightful journey through risk concepts with a Wall Street derivatives trader. Brown uses poker concepts as a wonderful metaphor for investment and living life. His enthusiasm for grasping the brass ring of adventure while explaining the role of 'incalculable risk' draws one into the experience of the book. A great read and a good manual for understanding risk."
--Dr. William T. Ziemba, Alumni Professor of Financial Modeling and Stochastic Optimization Emeritus), Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
"Make no mistake, this is a book about economic development as much as poker, and it tells how to win at both gambling games. Experienced poker players and economists will both look at the world with new eyes after hearing what Aaron Brown has to say."
--Perry Mehrling, Professor of Economics at Barnard College of Columbia University author of Fischer Black and the Revolutionary Idea of Finance
"The Poker Face of Wall Street is packed with useful information about gambling, the life on Wall Street, poker culture, and some of the most interesting people involved in gambling. The book is a great mix of entertaining and nontraditional thinking."
--Espen Gaarder Haug, Trader, JPMorgan author of The Complete Guide to Option Pricing Formulas
"The writer's experience and knowledge of the worlds of poker and finance come together in this intriguing and readable book."
--Philip Augar, author of The Greed Merchants: How the Investment Banks Played the Free Market Game
"Aaron Brown brings together more colorful threads than a Persian carpet, more dimensions than an episode of Stargate and more interesting characters than Damon Runyan. Aaron Brown is the Damon Runyon for a technological age in which you need psychology, game theory and mathematics in place of the suit, the spats and the diamond stick pin."
--Paul Wilmott, author and mathematician
"Overall, this book makes for excellent reading, and I would recommend it to anybody with an interest in the worlds of finance, poker or both. The author has an excellent style, and with chapter headings as diverse as 'The stormy, husky, brawling laughter of youth,' 'Frank's grandma' and 'God gave you guts: don't let him down,' you can feel the character and wit of the author jumping out onto the page. ... I recommend buying your copy now, and if you should happen across a small-stakes poker game on holiday, a few of the thoughts within the book should at least help you understand why you lost after the event!"-- Richard Norgate (Financial Engineering News, July/August 2006) -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
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A few editorial quirks inhabit the book. His understanding of the Cold War is based on spy novels and "Dr. Strangelove." He uses the same politically correct mangling of personal pronouns as his academic colleagues. Occasionally his math discussions can be hard to follow. For example, he discusses what a bet on the World Series "is worth" without discussing what he means by that. In his defense, he does an overall great job leading the popular reader through the arcane fields of financial and risk mathematics.
One of the things I like best about this book is his generous referral to other interesting books. I've read several of those books and can verify he makes good recommendations. (Maybe in a future edition he will recommend Bernstein's "Against the Gods.")
Though it's not an easy book, it is fun, and one of the few books I will re-read.
While it definitely belongs in the same section, this book lacks the artistic genius of those other two works (which both operated around a central theme and masterfully completed an argument for something not quite definable but undeniably present). Poker Face fails to magically tie everything together and leaves one wondering what the moral of the story is a little.
That being said, the ride is quite enjoyable even if it doesn't really go anywhere. The discussions of the role of risk in economic development are epic. The story of Liar's Poker on Wall Street and how the author is single-handedly responsible for defeating it as a hazing ritual is triumphant. Analysis of earlier break-through works by icons such as Black, Thorpe, Sklansky, and others I never knew about is educational and well worth studying.
If you are looking for trading ideas forget it - there are three or four pages explaining some options arbitrage tactics but that's it (those few pages are the best discussion I have read on the subject, though). If you are looking for poker strategy prepare for an exciting discovery, as the author puts on paper some of the greatest stuff written to date about winning poker - and he does it without mentioning poker hands or even specific poker games. Your heads-up play will be taken to a new level if you are able to grasp it and impliment it.
Aaron Brown's work will make you a better risk-taker, and give you a different kind of appreciation for all things financial. You may even develop a firm commitment to leave the ranks of the sterotype middle-class, in one direction or the other. Hey, maybe that was the point?
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