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Feb 14, 2020

Although not exactly pe/hf, Ken Lagone's "I love capitalism!" is a similar great read. I think I enjoyed it more than the Blackstone story

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Feb 14, 2020

I enjoyed "Merchants of Debt," which is about KKR, how they got started and focuses on the founders' stories. This one is IB, not PE/HF but The Last Tycoons about Lazard and its history/background on its leaders is a good read as well.

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Feb 14, 2020

Certainly open to IB too, thanks I'll grab it!

Feb 14, 2020

More money than God. That's a great book with several short stories and biographies of several people

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Feb 14, 2020

Masters of Private Equity and Venture Capital by Robert Finkel - each chapter is a bio on a different individual.

The New Tycoons by Jason Kelly - pretty similar read to King of Capital, I thought.

What It Takes by Stephen Schwarzman and Valley Boy by Tom Perkins - essentially the memoirs of those two.

Feb 16, 2020

Really didn't like Masters of PE/VC haha.

Feb 14, 2020

not quite biographical but a great read with background on Cohen is black edge

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Feb 16, 2020

I'm reading "the man who solved the market" right now and it's pretty good. About Jim Simons & Renaissance

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Feb 16, 2020

My favs: More Money Than God; King of Capital; The Man Who Solved the Market (about Renaissance Technology); Last Man Standing (about Jamie Dimon).

Feb 16, 2020

How to be Rich by Paul Getty (yes, that Paul Getty) provided a good autobiography and some solid life and career advice, even though the book contained terms that are not PC in today's world. There are a number of biographies of tycoons (Morgan, Carnegie, etc) if you are interested.

Mar 28, 2020
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