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The Resource Beating the odds : Eddie Brown's investing and life strategies, Eddie Brown with Blair S. Walker

Beating the odds : Eddie Brown's investing and life strategies, Eddie Brown with Blair S. Walker

Label
Beating the odds : Eddie Brown's investing and life strategies
Title
Beating the odds
Title remainder
Eddie Brown's investing and life strategies
Statement of responsibility
Eddie Brown with Blair S. Walker
Title variation
Beating the odds
Title variation remainder
Ed Browns investing and life strategies
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The book is the improbable, inspiring autobiography of financial guru Eddie C. Brown, one of the nation's top stock pickers and money managers. It details how Brown skillfully kept Brown Capital Management afloat through the dot-com bust, 9/11 and the Great Recession. Born to a 13-year-old unwed mother in the rural South, this African-American investment whiz created a Baltimore-based financial firm that accumulated more than $2.5 billion under management. Brown delves into the profound heartbreak and disorientation upon the death of his beloved grandmother - who was his surrogate mother -- and recounts how Brown's moonshine-running Uncle Jake subsequently became the dominant adult figure in Brown's life. His unflinchingly honest, easy-to-read memoir details how intellectual curiosity, abiding self-belief, hard work and divine providence helped Brown earn an electrical engineering degree, become an Army officer, and later a civilian IBM engineer. Readers will learn of the strife that ensued when Brown quit IBM to earn an MBA, leading to investment jobs that prepared him to start his own money management company in 1983"--
Summary
"The book is the improbable, inspiring autobiography of financial guru Eddie C. Brown, one of the nation's top stock pickers and money managers. It details how Brown skillfully kept Brown Capital Management afloat through the dot-com bust, 9/11 and the Great Recession. Born to a 13-year-old unwed mother in the rural South, this African-American investment whiz created a Baltimore-based financial firm that accumulated more than $2.5 billion under management. Brown delves into the profound heartbreak anddisorientation upon the death of his beloved grandmother - who was his surrogate mother -- and recounts how Brown's moonshine-running Uncle Jake subsequently became the dominant adult figure in Brown's life. His unflinchingly honest, easy-to-read memoir details how intellectual curiosity, abiding self-belief, hard work and divine providence helped Brown earn an electrical engineering degree, become an Army officer, and later a civilian IBM engineer. Readers will learn of the strife that ensued when Brownquit IBM to earn an MBA, leading to investment jobs that prepared him to start his own money management company in 1983"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10009484
Cataloging source
DLC
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1940-
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Brown, Eddie
Dewey number
  • 332.6092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Walker, Blair S
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True
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  • Brown, Eddie
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Investment advisors
  • African American businesspeople
  • African American leadership
  • African Americans
  • Motivation (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
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Ed Brown's investing and life strategies
Label
Beating the odds : Eddie Brown's investing and life strategies, Eddie Brown with Blair S. Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. -- Who Says Talk is Cheap? -- The Big Three to the Rescue. -- The Prince of Apopka. -- Death and a Kidnapping. -- Magnificent, Mysterious Lady B. -- Engineering a New Existence. -- Europe On Five Dollars a Day. -- 'Ed, We're Already Doing Okay!'. -- A Famished Lion in a Butcher Shop. -- The Height of Duplicity and Betrayal? -- A Window on the Top 1 Percent. -- Pulling the Trigger on Investment. -- Swimming with Sharks. -- Aren't You That Financial Guy From TV? -- Walking a Racial Tightrope. -- 'Go For It, Dad!'. -- Everyone's Medical Nightmare. -- My Biggest Business Mistake. -- A Horror Movie Without Sound. -- The Art and Science of Stock Picking. -- 'God, I Owe You One!'. -- Impressive Progress, Baffling Lethargy. -- To Heir Is Human. -- Anyone Care for a Can of New Coke? -- Epilogue. -- About the Authors
Control code
1100785
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 207 pages
Isbn
9780470936627
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010053518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780470936627
  • (OCoLC)669128422
Label
Beating the odds : Eddie Brown's investing and life strategies, Eddie Brown with Blair S. Walker
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. -- Who Says Talk is Cheap? -- The Big Three to the Rescue. -- The Prince of Apopka. -- Death and a Kidnapping. -- Magnificent, Mysterious Lady B. -- Engineering a New Existence. -- Europe On Five Dollars a Day. -- 'Ed, We're Already Doing Okay!'. -- A Famished Lion in a Butcher Shop. -- The Height of Duplicity and Betrayal? -- A Window on the Top 1 Percent. -- Pulling the Trigger on Investment. -- Swimming with Sharks. -- Aren't You That Financial Guy From TV? -- Walking a Racial Tightrope. -- 'Go For It, Dad!'. -- Everyone's Medical Nightmare. -- My Biggest Business Mistake. -- A Horror Movie Without Sound. -- The Art and Science of Stock Picking. -- 'God, I Owe You One!'. -- Impressive Progress, Baffling Lethargy. -- To Heir Is Human. -- Anyone Care for a Can of New Coke? -- Epilogue. -- About the Authors
Control code
1100785
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 207 pages
Isbn
9780470936627
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010053518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780470936627
  • (OCoLC)669128422

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