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Leo Melamed: Escape to the Futures

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A powerful figure in the futures industry and one of its founders Melamed is undeniably one of the most colorful and intriguing personalities of our time. This long-awaited autobiography weaves personal details with behind-the-scenes accounts of some of the century's most momentous financial events. Reveals the man behind the legend while offering penetrating insights into ...more
Hardcover, 488 pages
Published May 2nd 1996 by Wiley
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Aug 22, 2016 May rated it it was amazing
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I am definitely bias where this book is concerned, but it is by far one of the more insightful books about exchanges, futures, and the markets as a whole. Yes, it is an autobiography. However, it more a story about real leadership and the birth of innovation.

For those considering the book, I would suggest that you don't consider the epilogue something to be skiipped. It is as important as any other part of the book. It's almost sad to think this wake-up call was written in the context of anothe
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