The money game
Vintage Books, 1976 - 253 pages
"This is a modern classic." -Paul A. Samuelson, First American Nobel Prize Winner in Economics "The best book there is about the stock market and all that goes with it." -The New York Times Book Review "Anyone whose orientation is toward where the action is, where the happenings happen, should buy a copy ofThe Money Gameand read it with due diligence." -Book World " 'Adam Smith' is a veteran observer and commentator on the events and people of Wall Street.... His thorough knowledge of financial affairs gives his observations a great degree of authenticity. But the joy of reading this book comes from his delightful sense of humor. He is a lively and ingeniously witty writer who never stoops to acerbity. None of the solemn, sacred cows of Wall Street escapes debunking." -Library Journal
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He is considered a bright fellow by one and all, especially his Uncle Harry. He
has done very well with Uncle Harry's account, Uncle Harry having made the
original stake in Wide-Stretch Flexi-Boost, or some such, a brassiere company.
Sidney has been around a lot of action and his interest in conglomerates stems
from an inability to see any kind of opportunity pass by without reaching for it. The
Colony was not Sidney's choice but Uncle Harry's, and I have to report that Wide-
Uncle Harry likes Sidney, and is convinced of his abilities in the market, but it
slowly dawned on him that what Sidney had in mind was using Wide-Stretch
Flexi-Boost as the basis for his new free-form company. To Uncle Harry, of course
, free form could be the name of a new bra. "Sell the company? You're crazy,"
said Uncle Harry. "Not sell it, not sell it," said Sidney. "Go public. Create a vehicle.
" "Vehicle," snorted Uncle Harry. "Wall Street doesn't like the rag business." "I am
"I know a business you could buy," piped up Uncle Harry's unprosperous Number
One associate. We gave him our attention. "Maybe it's not big enough," he
demurred. We coaxed him. "It belongs to my sister's niece's husband," said
unprosperous associate. "It's a diaper service in Queens." Uncle Harry snorted
and I thought Sidney would too, but he didn't. I could see the wheels turning. "
That's not a bad idea," he said. "I can see a new division. Demographic Research
— no, no — I've ...
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Preface to the Vintage Edition
IDENTITY ANXIETY MONEY
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