Racing Towards Excellence by Muzaffar Khan and Jan Sramek
Quick background on the authors
Muzaffar Khan, , BarCap, Moore Capital, and was a Consultant for Man Eco ( ).
Somewhat of a prodigy in the UK.
Olympic hopeful in handball, and achieved 10 A's and 3 Distinctions at A level before studying Maths in Cambridge. Switched to LSE to study Econ and Maths at the start of year 2, so he could work part/full time at hedge funds during his studies, during which he also accumulated a rumored £100,000 in scholarships. Interned in various banks and hedge funds during his time at university while maintaining 4 startups. He's due to start on the Goldman Sachs Emerging Markets trading desk next week, after turning down various other banks and hedge funds which headhunted him, including various top HFs and prop desks in BBs.
About the book (Copied from book description and not my own words)
Racing Towards Excellence takes a pragmatic approach to outperformance and seeks to bridge the gap between school, university and employment by deconstructing the things that drive you.
By considering your analytical and esoteric driving forces in a well defined and intuitive framework, the book provides the tools that you need to analyse your own behaviour and use the areas in which you excel to nurture the areas in which you want to improve.
In demystifying the interrelationship between the abstract and esoteric driving forces and the day-to-day habits that make up our lives, Khan and Sramek show how reconciling success and happiness is the key to outperformance and, more importantly, give you the tools you need to achieve it too.
Co-authored with ex-Chief Strategist of Moore Capital, one of the largest hedge funds in the world and with the Foreword by Sir Howard Davies, Director of LSE, a board member of Morgan Stanley and ex-Chairman of FSA, UK's financial regulator, Racing Towards Excellence is a must read for any aspiring outperformers in academia, finance, business, entrepreneurship, sports or arts.
The book has already received outstanding feedback from senior executives, hedge fund managers, City professionals, students and entrepreneurs.
As for reviews on it, I noticed the US Amazon site only has 3 reviews, but there are a lot more reviews on the UK Amazon site, including one from Peter Harrison, a former Executive Director at Goldman Sachs. Link to UK Amazon reviews is below