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Title:
Forbes greatest investing stories
Author:
Phalon, Richard.
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Publication Information:
New York : J. Wiley & Sons, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-223) and index.
Language:
English
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Forbes.
Electronic Access:
Table of Contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/onix05/2001017828.html
ISBN:
9780471356240
Format :
Book

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Summary

An exciting follow-up to the bestselling Forbes Greatest Business Stories of All Time
In the tradition of the bestselling Forbes(r) Greatest Business Stories of All Time, Forbes(r) Greatest Investing Stories focuses on profiles of fascinating people who have achieved success in a range of investing arenas. This volume chronicles old-time innovators like Benjamin Graham, the father of value investing; Hetty Green, the Street′s first female stock picker; T. Rowe Price, founder of one of the largest mutual fund families; and Georges F. Doriot, the driving force behind the first publicly owned venture firm in the United States. Others featured include such modern-day legends as Tom Bailey, founder of Janus Funds; Marty Whitman, value investor supreme and manager of the Third Avenue Value Fund; and Muriel F. Siebert, the first woman admitted to the New York Stock Exchange. Packed with investing lessons, wisdom and even the story of the swindle of the century, Forbes(r) Greatest Investing Stories makes an engrossing read and a great gift for any investor or market mogul.

Richard Phalon (New York, NY) has been a contributing editor at Forbes since 1980. He covered personal finance, Wall Street, urban affairs, and politics at the New York Times for sixteen years before joining Forbes. He is the author of The Takeover Barons of Wall Street and Your Money: How to Make It Work Harder Than You Do.


Author Notes

Richard Phalon has been a contributing editor at Forbes since 1980. He covered personal finance, Wall Street, urban affairs, and politics at the New York Times for sixteen years before joining Forbes


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Going on the idea that experience is the best teacher, Phalon (a Forbes magazine contributing editor) has rounded up 10 mini-essays profiling the business ideals of some of Wall Street's most successful investors. Each chapter opens with a photo, along with a caption explaining the mogul's claim to fame. The author pays homage to eccentrics (like Hetty Green, a feared stock picker in the late 19th century) and simple geniuses (including George Doriot, whose formula "bet the jockey, not the horse" was his lasting contribution) alike, making this an interesting if not pragmatic guide to investing. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Table of Contents

James W. MichaelsBenjamin GrahamMarty WhitmanT. Rowe PriceTom BaileyAnthony DeAngelisA Cautionary TaleHetty GreenMuriel SiebertGeorges DoriotPaul Bandrowski
Why Investors Should Know Their Historyp. ix
1. Value Avatarp. xiv
2. Value with a Differencep. 26
3. Growth Avatarp. 50
4. Extending the Growth Culturep. 72
5. Swindle of the Centuryp. 94
6. Investor Bewarep. 124
7. The Richest Woman in the Worldp. 146
8. Visit with a Billionairessp. 172
9. The Venture Capital's Capitalistp. 188
10. A Venture of Angelsp. 204
A Note on Sourcesp. 221
Acknowledgmentsp. 225
Indexp. 227

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