You might expect that legendary billionaire investors like Kirk Kerkorian, Aubrey McClendon and Nick Maounis would not make the same mental mistakes as a weekend investor. But they do. These investment geniuses, among the world’s smartest – and richest – investors, have lost billions of dollars through boneheaded stock picks. Author Stephen L. Weiss reviews a stack of big investment blunders by these and other renowned financial wizards. Weiss’s vast Wall Street experience backs up his analysis, but you’ll have to decide if he’s correct that people learn more from their mistakes than their achievements. getAbstract thinks you’ll enjoy his instructive saga of investment woes.
In this summary, you will learn
- What are the biggest mistakes made by some of the world’s greatest investors and
- What lessons you can learn from their investment disasters.
About the Author
Stephen L. Weiss has worked on Wall Street for decades and is a senior managing director and head of equities at Leerink Swann, LLC.
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