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Beating the odds : Eddie Brown's investing and life strategies, Eddie Brown with Blair S. Walker

Label
Beating the odds : Eddie Brown's investing and life strategies
Title
Beating the odds
Title remainder
Eddie Brown's investing and life strategies
Statement of responsibility
Eddie Brown with Blair S. Walker
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The book is the improbable, inspiring autobiography of financial guru Eddie C. Brown, one of the nation's top stock pickers and money managers. It details how Brown skillfully kept Brown Capital Management afloat through the dot-com bust, 9/11 and the Great Recession. Born to a 13-year-old unwed mother in the rural South, this African-American investment whiz created a Baltimore-based financial firm that accumulated more than $2.5 billion under management. Brown delves into the profound heartbreak and disorientation upon the death of his beloved grandmother - who was his surrogate mother -- and recounts how Brown's moonshine-running Uncle Jake subsequently became the dominant adult figure in Brown's life. His unflinchingly honest, easy-to-read memoir details how intellectual curiosity, abiding self-belief, hard work and divine providence helped Brown earn an electrical engineering degree, become an Army officer, and later a civilian IBM engineer. Readers will learn of the strife that ensued when Brown quit IBM to earn an MBA, leading to investment jobs that prepared him to start his own money management company in 1983"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 332.6092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG4621
LC item number
.B76 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Beating the odds : Eddie Brown's investing and life strategies, Eddie Brown with Blair S. Walker
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Prologue. -- Who Says Talk is Cheap? -- The Big Three to the Rescue. -- The Prince of Apopka. -- Death and a Kidnapping. -- Magnificent, Mysterious Lady B. -- Engineering a New Existence. -- Europe On Five Dollars a Day. -- 'Ed, We're Already Doing Okay!'. -- A Famished Lion in a Butcher Shop. -- The Height of Duplicity and Betrayal? -- A Window on the Top 1 Percent. -- Pulling the Trigger on Investment. -- Swimming with Sharks. -- Aren't You That Financial Guy From TV? -- Walking a Racial Tightrope. -- 'Go For It, Dad!'. -- Everyone's Medical Nightmare. -- My Biggest Business Mistake. -- A Horror Movie Without Sound. -- The Art and Science of Stock Picking. -- 'God, I Owe You One!'. -- Impressive Progress, Baffling Lethargy. -- To Heir Is Human. -- Anyone Care for a Can of New Coke? -- Epilogue. -- About the Authors
Control code
ocn669128422
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 207 p.
Isbn
9780470936627
Lccn
2010053518
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780470936627
  • (OCoLC)669128422
Label
Beating the odds : Eddie Brown's investing and life strategies, Eddie Brown with Blair S. Walker
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Prologue. -- Who Says Talk is Cheap? -- The Big Three to the Rescue. -- The Prince of Apopka. -- Death and a Kidnapping. -- Magnificent, Mysterious Lady B. -- Engineering a New Existence. -- Europe On Five Dollars a Day. -- 'Ed, We're Already Doing Okay!'. -- A Famished Lion in a Butcher Shop. -- The Height of Duplicity and Betrayal? -- A Window on the Top 1 Percent. -- Pulling the Trigger on Investment. -- Swimming with Sharks. -- Aren't You That Financial Guy From TV? -- Walking a Racial Tightrope. -- 'Go For It, Dad!'. -- Everyone's Medical Nightmare. -- My Biggest Business Mistake. -- A Horror Movie Without Sound. -- The Art and Science of Stock Picking. -- 'God, I Owe You One!'. -- Impressive Progress, Baffling Lethargy. -- To Heir Is Human. -- Anyone Care for a Can of New Coke? -- Epilogue. -- About the Authors
Control code
ocn669128422
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 207 p.
Isbn
9780470936627
Lccn
2010053518
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780470936627
  • (OCoLC)669128422

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