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The Poker Face of Wall Street

The Poker Face of Wall Street

Aaron Brown

ISBN: 978-1-118-16110-4

Aug 2011

368 pages



Wall Street is where poker and modern finance?and the theory behind these "games"?clash head on. In both worlds, real risk means real money is made or lost in a heart beat, and neither camp is always rational with the risk it takes. As a result, business and financial professionals who want to use poker insights to improve their job performance will find this entertaining book a "must read." So will poker players searching for an edge in applying the insights of risk-takers on Wall Street.


Chapter 1. The Art of Uncalculated Risk.

Chapter 2. Poker Basics.

Chapter 3. Finance Basics.

Chapter 4. A Brief History of Risk Denial.

Chapter 5. Pokernomics.

Chapter 6. Son of a Soft Money Bank.

Chapter 7. The Once-Bold Mates of Morgan.

Chapter 8. The Games People Play.

Chapter 9. Who Got Game.

Chapter 10. Utility Belt.

Annotated Bibliography.


Named one of BusinessWeek's top 10 paperbacks for summer reading: "The Poker Face of Wall Street is a sprawling, idiosyncratic, and sometimes poker-obsessed work filled with nuggets about American history and finance."