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A Man for All Markets - Ed Thorp
« on: January 23, 2017, 11:27:41 AM »
Coming out January 24. Seems like this has a good chance of being really interesting. There was a fair bit about Thorp in Fortune's Formula (by William Poundstone), and it was quite interesting IMO.

https://www.amazon.com/Man-All-Markets-Street-Dealer/dp/1400067960/
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Re: A Man for All Markets - Ed Thorp
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 11:31:22 AM »
Thanks for posting Liberty. 

Just put in my pre-order.

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Re: A Man for All Markets - Ed Thorp
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2017, 01:01:13 PM »
Thanks for the heads up Liberty. 

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Re: A Man for All Markets - Ed Thorp
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2017, 01:55:27 PM »

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Re: A Man for All Markets - Ed Thorp
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2017, 02:08:21 PM »
Mine arrives Thursday.
I'm looking forward to it.

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Re: A Man for All Markets - Ed Thorp
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2017, 07:31:45 AM »
Got my copy yesterday. Only about a quarter of the way through, but already have the impression that Ed Thorp might be one of the smartest people alive. Highly recommend picking up a copy.

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Re: A Man for All Markets - Ed Thorp
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2017, 08:17:10 AM »
Read an interview with him recently -- he sounds Munger-esque in the way that he approaches second and third order consequences.

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Re: A Man for All Markets - Ed Thorp
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2017, 12:35:44 PM »
There's tons of his writings at http://www.edwardothorp.com/

The site was redone for the book, so no guarantee if they kept everything, added or removed stuff. E.g. old site pointed to articles he wrote to some math newsletter - not sure if these are still around.
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Re: A Man for All Markets - Ed Thorp
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2017, 06:36:36 AM »
I thought it was great. Maybe there was a few pages that were dull but generally speaking really enjoyed his approach and writing style. I'll try to write an summary in the coming weeks.