Archive for June, 2011

The Best Trader In the World Worked for Bernie Madoff

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The night Bernie Madoff got caught for running a $60 billion Ponzi scheme I got a call from my friend “Eddie” (not his real name) who for many years worked for Madoff. I couldn’t tell if he was crying but he was very upset. “I can’t believe it,” he said, “Bernie was like a father […] Read On…

Going to Riker’s Island Prison at 3 in the Morning

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I don’t think any of the prostitutes were above the age of 18. One girl told me she was sixteen but who knows. They were all black. The 16 year old was laughing and sort of skipping around while she was talking to me. We were in Long Island City in Queens at three in […] Read On…

What Big Venture Capitalists Talk About

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I was walking with Al and Skip and we passed a tall black girl that looked like a super model wearing a very tight-fitting white dress. Al whistled. “Thats a tall cool glass of water,” he said about the woman. Al managed a venture capital fund that had about a hundred million in it. Now, […] Read On…

How to Deal With Crappy People

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Ugh, I’m disgusted with my brain.  I see people walking down the street and there’s like this killer inside me providing running nasty commentary about each person. Do you do this also? I have to stop myself often: “you don’t know this person who is randomly crossing the street. You can’t possibly know that he’s […] Read On…

Helping Yourself With Psycho-Cosmic Power

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I just bought the hardcover version of “Helping Yourself with Psycho Cosmic Power” from Al G Manning. The book was written in 1969. I paid $5.50. The paperback version (used) is going for $95. The last time I read this book I was 12 years old. I bought the book for sentimental reasons.  I described […] Read On…