Although you probably don't want to think of your broker or investment bank as playing games with your hard-earned money, the fact is that gambling lies at the heart of economic ideas and institutions. Not surprisingly, the game most like the financial markets—poker—is hugely popular with financial professionals.
Financial professional and lifelong poker player Aaron Brown knows how fine the line is between risk-taking and ruin. Now, in The Poker Face of Wall Street, Brown enlightens and bedazzles serious risk-takers about the odds and skills underlying their mercurial crafts and shows how the cultures of poker and Wall Street are so easily intertwined. Whether you're walking the walk on Wall Street or talking the talk on the Vegas Strip, this entertaining book reveals why the modern game of poker and modern finance have more similarities than differences, and what those similarities mean for players at each kind of table.
The Poker Face of Wall Street also:
* Delves into the psychology of finance and the economics of poker
* Explores some of the cutting-edge work being done in these fields and some of the dangerous nonsense to avoid
* Reveals how America's passion for gamblingat poker and in the markets has shaped the country's economic success and national character
* Includes author flashbacks in which Brown candidly recalls his triumphs and disasters in high-stakes finance and poker
The Poker Face of Wall Street is a one-of-a-kind book that will show you the real meaning of risk and reward. Financial professionals who want to use poker insights to improve their job performance will find this entertaining book a must-read, as will poker players searching for an edge by applying the insights of risk-takers on Wall Street.
* Hardcover: 368 pages
* Publisher: Wiley (March 31, 2006)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0471770574