This famous little want ad started it all:
My second book The Complete TurtleTrader: The Legend, the Lessons, the Results is about the turtles. Forget what you think you know, the inside story is not out there even as of July 1, 2007.
The flesh and blood on the bones has never been added – until now. Access was granted to multiple sources (read: turtles, their brokers, their investors, their students, their employees, their former bosses) all on the record. There are turtles on the record that have never been quoted until now. They all have painted an inside view of the experiment that doesn’t come close to Jack Schwager’s books. Don’t get me wrong, Jack’s books are classics, but the turtles would not talk to him. That has changed. Book details include:
- All of the characters are revealed.
- A complete narrative story from the early 1970s to 2007 is laid out. This is not an autobiography.
- There was hearty competition among some turtles. Where does the truth lie?
- The real life “Trading Places” movie.
TurtleTrader is the 80,000 word authoritative look at the Turtle complete story – all the good and all the bad are in it. Legends built up and legends broken down. Truth and hype uncovered. All from multiple vantage points not a single source.
Bottom line though it is a trading and investing goldmine of insight. The book was sold over the summer to HarperCollins (Publisher of Freakonomics, Good to Great, etc.).
Even today, long after the experiment was started in 1983, it is relevant. Why? For simple starters, turtle Jerry Parker, turtle Paul Rabar and one of their teachers William Eckhardt manage a combined $3+ billion dollars in assets. This is a complete and objective money making (and in some instances money losing) story with unexpected twists along the way.
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