SOROS: The Unauthorized Biography, the Life, Times and Trading Secrets of the World's Greatest Investor
Author: Robert Slater
Format: PDF 3.5MB
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (May 1, 1997)
This interesting, readable, unauthorized biography of George Soros
traces the life of a successful money manager across two continents.
A blue-eyed, blond boy who enjoyed playing a Hungarian version of
Monopoly in Budapest soon was delivering deportation notices to other
Hungarian Jews after the Jewish Council of Budapest recruited
children for that task. After WWII, Soros waited tables in London
before enrolling in the London School of Economics. He came to
New York in 1956 armed with a competitive edge?a knowledge of the
European financial markets. This insight and his ability to discern
long-term trends enabled him to become a successful investor and later
successfully manage the Quantum Fund, according to Slater, a reporter
for Time magazine. The life and times of George Soros are indeed
interesting, but the "trading secrets" of the title are based more on
his intuition than on objective evidence. An example: when choosing
stocks in an industry, pick two?the best and the worst. The reader is
left without further guidance in applying this rule (e.g., what is the
worst software company?). Read this biography to learn about the
interesting life of a successful financial manager rather than
specific steps on how you too can successfully manage money.
25,000 first printing.