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



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

Anthony Scaramucci

ISBN: 978-0-470-61954-4 May 2010 224 Pages


How to live a more productive life by putting a profitable lifestyle ahead of profits

With his standout Wall Street line “Greed is good,” Gordon Gekko became pop culture icon for unrestrained greed. But, while greed might be great for one person–especially when that person is fictional–it’s not so great for good people living in the real world. In Goodbye Gordon Gekko: How to Find Your Fortune and Not Lose Your Soul, Anthony Scaramucci describes how a better understanding of people, capital, and culture can be used to enrich one’s life, financially as well as spiritually. With smart and engaging prose, the book:
•    Discusses how the best manifestations of ambition, entrepreneurship and mentoring can lead to a life that not only fulfills financial obligations, but also leaves a lasting legacy
•    Describes ways in which Americans and American companies can act to avoid the kind of crisis that crippled the country’s economy
•    Details how to build a core set of values to discover wealth on one’s own terms
Given the turmoil in financial markets over the past few years, many people are reevaluating what it means to be “rich.” Goodbye Gordon Gekko shows how it’s possible to be well-off without all the trappings of wealth.


Chapter 1 Ambition.

Ego versus The Egomaniac.

Chapter 2 Success and Failure.

Reaching for Excellence.

Chapter 3 Vocation and Meaning.

Let it All Hang Out.

Chapter 4 Capital.

Real Wealth.

Chapter 5 Knowledge.

Lessons from Unlikely Places.

Chapter 6 The Way of the Mentor.

Looking for a Hero.

Chapter 7 Teamwork.

There's No “I” in Team.

Chapter 8 The People That You Meet on the Street.

You Take the Good, You Take the Bad.

Chapter 9 How to Find Your Fortune Without Losing Your Soul.

Further Reading.


About the Author.