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Books worth mentioning

We'll tell you about the books we recently read, then you can tell us what you think. Factual and fiction, biographies and sci-fi...we will try anything and then write about it. Hope you enjoy it!



"The Wolf of Wall Street" – Jordan Belfort
Tuesday, 22 March 2011 11:47

This book can be summed up in three words Sex, Drugs & Money.

Jordan Belfort, the infamous ill-fated genius stock-chopper of the 90s tells the story of his non-stop drug abuse, how he managed to sink his 170-foot yacht, crash a Gulfstream jet, land up in jail for fraud and finally lose his family.

It is an easy read and very entertaining but I was a little disappointed that he left out so much about how he managed to start up his company Stratton Oakmont and after only six years own one of the largest brokerage firms in Wall Street history. Jordan started working as a connecter at LF Rothschild making 500 phone calls a day, trying to get the business owners on the line only to pass the call to one of the brokers. He started his company a year later out of the electrical closet of a used-car dealership - and that is all we know.

 


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