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My Side of the Street: Why Wolves, Flash Boys, Quants, and Masters of the Universe Don't Represent the Real Wall Street

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On a sticky summer morning at the end of the Eighties, 19-year-old Jason DeSena Trennert-a bright, unconnected Georgetown undergrad with big dreams and an even bigger power tie-set out for Wall Street. Mustering the perceived panache of the bigwigs, he burst through the doors of America's oldest financial firms.

He was roundly rejected. And entirely undeterred.

Trennert acce
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 26th 2015 by St. Martin's Press
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Nancy Kennedy
Jul 09, 2015 Nancy Kennedy rated it liked it
I think any book written about Wall Street is fascinating. It's kind of like baseball books... the fans in the stands want to hear the inside story! To appreciate this book, however, I think you need a fairly good working knowledge of the financial world and its terminology.

The author assumes the reader will know what he's talking about, as even the most basic concepts aren't defined or described -- buy side, sell side, foreign exchange trading, institutional investors, etc. Who's buying and who
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Christine Zibas
Feb 01, 2016 Christine Zibas rated it it was ok
If Author Jason DeSena Trennert was seeking to prove that Wall Street is not populated by, as he notes in his title, "wolves, flash boys, quants, and masters of the universe," he's not accomplished his task here. In fact, the portrait he paints of his days on Wall Street and those of his friends and colleagues, for the most part, depict exactly the stereotypes that turn off so many average investors.

Trennert claims to be an average Wall Street employee, showing that not everyone is the type of G
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Shaun
Jun 12, 2015 Shaun rated it it was ok
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Trennert may live on the other side of the street, but he still lives on the same street.

Going in to this, I had an open mind, hoping to find something different from the likes of the "Wolf of Wall Street". While Trennert doesn't brag about drugs, money or women, he doesn't really offer up any alternative to the way "Wall Streeters" think or act. He tries really hard to make it known that he represents his customers and puts their needs first. Of course he's going to say that, he still owns a f
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Jesse Fowler
Jul 04, 2015 Jesse Fowler rated it liked it
I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

This book was a combination memoir and advice book for those in the Wall Street industry or enthusiasts.
It is well-written in a conversational style, and follows Mr. Trennert's humble beginnings and rise to his current position in the financial sector, along the way covering a number of points in Wall Street's history from the eighties through the fall of 2014.

Mr. Trennert does ramble a bit; sometimes he will be trying to make a point, t
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A good read if you are in the business or considering entering the business.
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