Gregory Zuckerman

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Gregory Zuckerman is a Special Writer at The Wall Street Journal, a 22-year veteran of the paper and a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb award -- the highest honor in business journalism.

Greg is the author of five books: The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution; The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters; The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History; Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars and Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports.

Greg lives with his wife and two sons in West Orange, N.J., where they enjoy the Yankees in the summer, root for the Giants in
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Gregory Zuckerman I was fascinated by a single paradox--Jim Simons shouldn't have been the one to master the market. He does theoretical math. He didn't have any…moreI was fascinated by a single paradox--Jim Simons shouldn't have been the one to master the market. He does theoretical math. He didn't have any experience trading. He only hires those who know nothing about Wall Street. Yet, Simons became the greatest investor in modern history. I set out to figure out how he and his colleagues did it.(less)
Gregory Zuckerman WSJ rules preclude me from trading. But my research did convince me that it’s folly to try to compete with firms like Renaissance. So best to go long…moreWSJ rules preclude me from trading. But my research did convince me that it’s folly to try to compete with firms like Renaissance. So best to go long since they are going short. (less)
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The Frackers by Gregory Zuckerman
"Having just started a business operating in the oil and gas sector, and in Oklahoma, where much of the events in the book takes place, it was truly an enlightening read.
Well written, with several larger than life characters whose lives are intert..." Read more of this review »
The Frackers by Gregory Zuckerman
"Bitter-sweet read for me. I picked it up because I worked at Chesapeake for 10 years, including the last 5 years that Aubrey McClendon was CEO. I remember well the frenetic pace the company ran at and the way everything could change on a dime. It..." Read more of this review »
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"A fun read as the author goes into the history of some of the most famous wildcatters out there and walks through the seminal events of their personal lives and careers. Some very interesting stories, as one might suspect, and the book goes throug..." Read more of this review »
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" That's wonderful, thanks for spreading the word. We were thrilled so many of the female athletes shared their stories with us and think many are truly ...more "
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" Hi everyone...a few of the reviews mentioned that Rising Above is mostly focused on male stars...very true and my sons and I are very aware--reason we ...more "
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“He couldn’t understand why union rules prevented him from helping others at the refinery, or allowed employees to sleep on the job and then complain at union meetings.”
Gregory Zuckerman, The Frackers: The Inside Story of the New Wildcatters and Their Energy Revolution

“Truth in life is broad and nuanced; you can make all kinds of arguments, such as whether a president or person is fantastic or awful,” he says. “That’s why I love math problems—they have clear answers.”
Gregory Zuckerman, The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution




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