Beating the Odds: Eddie Brown's Investing and Life Strategies

By Eddie Brown

Beating the Odds is the inconceivable, inspiring autobiography of monetary guru Eddie C. Brown, one of many nation's best inventory pickers and funds managers. It information how Brown skillfully stored Brown Capital administration afloat throughout the dot-com bust, 11th of September and the nice Recession. Born to a 13-year-old unwed mom within the rural South, this African-American funding whiz created a Baltimore-based monetary company that gathered greater than $6 Billion below administration.

Brown delves into the profound heartbreak and disorientation upon the demise of his cherished grandmother – who used to be his surrogate mom -- and recounts how Brown's moonshine-running Uncle Jake hence turned the dominant grownup determine in Brown's existence. His unflinchingly sincere, easy-to-read memoir information how highbrow interest, abiding self-belief, labor and divine windfall helped Brown earn an electric engineering measure, turn into a military officer, and later a civilian IBM engineer. Readers will examine of the strife that ensued whilst Brown hand over IBM to earn an MBA, resulting in funding jobs that ready him to begin his personal cash administration corporation in 1983.

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