Goodbye Gordon Gekko : How to Find Your Fortune Without Losing Your Soul

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-05-24
  • Publisher: Wiley
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The Anti-Gekko: How to Find Your Fortune and Not Lose Your Soul is a guidebook showing how the best manifestations of ambition, entrepreneurship and mentoring can lead to a life that fulfills more than financial obligations and leaves a legacy to which others can aspire. Gordon Gekko of the film Wall Street has become a symbol in popular culture for unrestrained greed (with the signature line, "Greed, for lack of a better word, is good"), often in fields outside corporate finance. This book is the antidote. It will use what Scaramucci has learned to guide Americans - to not only avoid the kind of crisis that briefly crippled the U.S. economy but to build a core set of values that will allow them to find wealth on their own terms. His solution lies in understanding people, capital, and culture - and being able to use that knowledge to enrich your life, financially as well as spiritually. What does that mean practically? It means developing the capacity to bounce back from failure in the true spirit of entrepreneurship, building a circle of competence made of those you trust; and mentoring others and becoming part of their circle. It means seeing capitalism as an art and businesses as creations and vocations and not simply as levers to feeding self-esteem.

Author Biography

Anthony Scaramucci is the founder and Managing Partner of SkyBridge Capital, a New York-based alternative investment management company, focused on partnering with emerging managers and seeding and mentoring Wall Street's next generation of entepreneurs. In the past five years, SkyBridge has seeded emerging hedge fund managers and built a fund of funds business with $4.4 billion in total assets. From 1989 to 1996, Scaramucci was at Goldman Sachs, where he became a vice president in the private wealth management area in 1993. Scaramucci is a member of the Board of Overseers for the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University, and a board member of the Lymphoma Foundation, the Brain Tumor Foundation, and the NYC Financial Services Advisory Committee. He was also a technical adviser to Oliver Stone for the movie. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Ambitionp. 7
Ego versus the Egomaniac
Success and Failurep. 37
Reaching for Excellence
Vocation and Meaningp. 61
Let It All Hang Out
Capitalp. 85
Real Wealth
Knowledgep. 103
Lessons from Unlikely Places
The Way of the Mentorp. 123
Looking for a Hero
Teamworkp. 145
There's No "I" in Team
The People You Meet on the Streetp. 165
You Take the Good, You Take the Bad
How to Find Your Fortune without Losing Your Soulp. 187
Further Readingp. 205
Acknowledgmentsp. 207
About the Authorp. 209
Indexp. 211
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