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A Man for All Markets - From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market

Edward O. Thorp

The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer and, as the first of the great quantitative investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street. A child of the Great Depression, legendary mathematician Edward O. Thorp invented card counting, proving the seemingly impossible: that you could beat the dealer at the blackjack table. As a result he launched a gambling renaissance. His remarkable success-and mathematically unassailable method-caused such an uproar that casinos altered the rules of the game to thwart him and the legions he inspired. They barred him from their premises, even put his life in jeopardy. Nonetheless, gambling was forever changed. Thereafter, Thorp shifted his sights to "the biggest casino in the world": Wall Street. Devising and then deploying mathematical formulas to beat the market, Thorp ushered in the era of quantitative finance we live in today. Along the way, the so-called godfather of the quants played bridge with Warren Buffett, crossed swords with a young Rudy Giuliani, detected the Bernie Madoff scheme, and, to beat the game of roulette, invented, with Claude Shannon, the world's first wearable computer. Here, for the first time, Thorp tells the story of what he did, how he did it, his passions and motivations, and the curiosity that has always driven him to disregard conventional wisdom and devise game-changing solutions to seemingly insoluble problems. An intellectual thrill ride, replete with practical wisdom that can guide us all in uncertain financial waters, A Man for All Markets is an instant classic-a book that challenges its readers to think logically about a seemingly irrational world. Includes a PDF of appendices from the book. Advance praise for A Man for All Markets "An amazing book by a true icon . . . Edward O. Thorp launched revolutions in Vegas and on Wall Street by turning math into magic, and here he weaves his own life lessons into a page-turner as hot as a deck full of aces. Loved it!"-Ben Mez

The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer and, as the first of the great quantitative investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street. A child of the Great Depression, legendary mathematician Edward O. Thorp invented card counting, proving the seemingly impossible: that you could beat the dealer at the blackjack table. As a result he launched a gambling renaissance. His remarkable success-and mathematically unassailable method-caused such an uproar that casinos altered the rules of the game to thwart him and the legions he inspired. They barred him from their premises, even put his life in jeopardy. Nonetheless, gambling was forever changed. Thereafter, Thorp shifted his sights to "the biggest casino in the world": Wall Street. Devising and then deploying mathematical formulas to beat the market, Thorp ushered in the era of quantitative finance we live in today. Along the way, the so-called godfather of the quants played bridge with Warren Buffett, crossed swords with a young Rudy Giuliani, detected the Bernie Madoff scheme, and, to beat the game of roulette, invented, with Claude Shannon, the world's first wearable computer. Here, for the first time, Thorp tells the story of what he did, how he did it, his passions and motivations, and the curiosity that has always driven him to disregard conventional wisdom and devise game-changing solutions to seemingly insoluble problems. An intellectual thrill ride, replete with practical wisdom that can guide us all in uncertain financial waters, A Man for All Markets is an instant classic-a book that challenges its readers to think logically about a seemingly irrational world. Includes a PDF of appendices from the book. Advance praise for A Man for All Markets "An amazing book by a true icon . . . Edward O. Thorp launched revolutions in Vegas and on Wall Street by turning math into magic, and here he weaves his own life lessons into a page-turner as hot as a deck full of aces. Loved it!"-Ben Mez
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The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer and, as the first of the great quantitative investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street. A child of the Great Depression, legendary mathematician Edward O. Thorp invented card counting, proving the seemingly impossible: that you could beat the dealer at the blackjack table. As a result he launched a gambling renaissance. His remarkable success-and mathematically unassailable method-caused such an uproar that casinos altered the rules of the game to thwart him and the legions he inspired. They barred him from their premises, even put his life in jeopardy. Nonetheless, gambling was forever changed. Thereafter, Thorp shifted his sights to "the biggest casino in the world": Wall Street. Devising and then deploying mathematical formulas to beat the market, Thorp ushered in the era of quantitative finance we live in today. Along the way, the so-called godfather of the quants played bridge with Warren Buffett, crossed swords with a young Rudy Giuliani, detected the Bernie Madoff scheme, and, to beat the game of roulette, invented, with Claude Shannon, the world's first wearable computer. Here, for the first time, Thorp tells the story of what he did, how he did it, his passions and motivations, and the curiosity that has always driven him to disregard conventional wisdom and devise game-changing solutions to seemingly insoluble problems. An intellectual thrill ride, replete with practical wisdom that can guide us all in uncertain financial waters, A Man for All Markets is an instant classic-a book that challenges its readers to think logically about a seemingly irrational world. Includes a PDF of appendices from the book. Advance praise for A Man for All Markets "An amazing book by a true icon . . . Edward O. Thorp launched revolutions in Vegas and on Wall Street by turning math into magic, and here he weaves his own life lessons into a page-turner as hot as a deck full of aces. Loved it!"-Ben Mez

Language:

English

Length:

16h 32m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:14


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:15


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:25


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:21


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:24


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:43


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:15


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:01


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:20


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:34


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:20


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:04


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:07


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:06


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:29


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:23


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:11


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:19


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:08


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:29


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:04


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:18


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:56


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:35


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:31


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:38


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:14


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:32


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:33


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:54


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:56


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:44


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:07


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:51


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:33


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:52


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:22


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:04


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:26


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:04


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:00


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:12


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:27


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:11


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:17


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:18


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:22


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:51


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:06


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:06


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:35


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:44


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:25


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:04


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:28


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:40


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

09:07


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

09:36


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

09:11


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:11


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:27


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:39


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

09:07


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:04


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:47


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:08


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:56


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:01


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:47


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:07


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:17


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:55


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:03


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:19


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:36


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:56


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:35


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:41


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

08:12


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:02


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:08


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

02:47


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:57


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:13


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:34


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:50


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:12


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:44


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:18


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:05


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:54


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

09:12


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:53


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:08


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

09:31


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:57


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

08:44


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:38


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:18


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:16


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:21


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:01


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:00


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:06


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:06


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

02:35


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

00:34