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Wall Street Meat: My Narrow Escape from the Stock Market Grinder

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Wall Street is a funny business. All you have is your reputation. Taint it and someone else will fill your shoes. Longevity comes from maintaining that reputation.

Ask Jack Grubman, the All-Star telecom analyst from Salomon Smith Barney; uber-banker Frank Quattrone at CS First Boston; Morgan Stanley's Mary "Queen of the Net" Meeker; or Merrill Lynch's Henry Blodget.

Well, th
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 6th 2004 by HarperBusiness (first published March 17th 2003)
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May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is hilarious. Kessler is a great writer with a bone dry sense up humor. A fun memoir of Wall Street and the Roaring Nineties.
Kevin Zheng
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Gave some really detailed stories of the Wall Street, particularly equity research on the sell side during the 90s. It's a system and it worked towards the profit making of the whole firm, there's no credible and unbiased reviews and research.
Feb 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, non
"Kessler became a semiconductor analyst almost the day I joined Apple as a summer intern. The book almost starts at the Apple analyst meeting where he (and I) heard John Sculley say there was no role for Steve Jobs at Apple anymore. So his Wall Street/High Tech years neatly overlap mine, which makes the tale even more interesting, although it would be fascinating anyway. And hilarious. Fun also to note that his office after Wall Street was down the hall from GeeThree!"
Nov 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Andy Kessler fue ventas/analista de Morgan Stanley unos años. Luego fue gestor de un hedge fund. Aquí narra su historia de esos años. Es un relato interesante, en el que le atiza a todo lo que se mueve y, según el tópico, no deja títere con cabeza. Cuenta cosas interesantes sobre el funcionamiento de los bancos de inversión y narra desde dentro la catástrofe de las puntocom. Es una lectura entretenida y útil para los interesados en el funcionamiento de la banca de inversión.
Nov 08, 2013 rated it liked it
It's a good read no doubt. Andy Kessler does surley not try to defend Wall Street, nor does he demonize it. The book seems to be just an acount of someone who went along for some time, a story about the people he met on the way and events he witnessed. But don't expect too much. Real insights and information are quite rare.
Vitalijus Sostak
Jan 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
A sweet book about analyst craft, one that reads at a brisk pace.
I liked that book mostly consists of numerous mini-stories - anecdotes from everyday Wall Street.
Author is arrogant at times, painting himself in nicest colours, this spoils a bit the overall impression.

But overall - very recommended reading, fun and educating.
Jun 19, 2010 rated it liked it
Average book. The beginning was good as the author described how he entered the business. But the author seemed to take a "holier then thou" tact in that he was able to resist all the temptations of quick money. I was in the business and it wasn't that simple. I have trouble believing everything he said.
The Truong
Aug 18, 2015 rated it liked it
A fun read; not as good as Liar's Poker, but this book gives an accurate summary of the 1990s on Wall Street.
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Mar 28, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A good book, but not as great as I'd hoped. An airplane read.
Thao  Hovanky
Jun 08, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book; a good read for those of us with ties in the market...
Jan 28, 2009 rated it really liked it
Hilarious book, one of my favorite accounts of the reality behind the paper tiger wall street organizations.
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Andy Kessler is an investor, author and businessman.

Andy Kessler has worked for about 20 years as a research analyst, investment banker, venture capitalist, and hedge fund manager. He was also the Co-founder and President of Velocity Capital Management, an investment firm based in Palo Alto, California, United States.

He has written forThe Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Wired, Forbes, The
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