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Todd Harrison: Confessions of a Former Trader

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On August 7, 2009 @ 10:30 am In Financial Press | Comments Disabled

I, on occasion, tell Todd Harrison stories.

Todd has a storied background on Wall Street, as Head Trader of Jim Cramer’s hedge fund, and as I describe him in a soon to be published piece on blogging, Wall Street’s first true blogger.

Many of the Toddo anecdotes were not for public attribution. In the past, he has named names and called people out for the foolishness, arrogance, etc. Because of the way these stories were told to me, i.e., privately, they were never for public attribution, only for late night drunken campfires.

Todd has finally gone public.

Memoirs of a Minyan [1]” is a first-person account that follows Minyanville founder Todd Harrison through a Wall Street trading career to the Internet media business, with some important lessons about the nature of money along the way.

This e-book will publish each Wednesday over next few months. The first few chapters are already posted:

Inmates in the asylum [2]
Commentary: How a high-flying trader learned the secret of money

Animal House [3]
Commentary: Getting a foot in the door at Syracuse — and Morgan Stanley

Its a good read, worth checking out . . .

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There is also a good interview with Todd over at Wall Street Cheat Sheet: http://wallstcheatsheet.com/?p=1029 [4]


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[1] Memoirs of a Minyan: http://www.marketwatch.com/search?mode=Column&rpp=15&modeparam=Todd%20Harrison%27s%20Memoirs%20of%20a%20Minyan&companymatch=false&beforedate=false&rs=true

[2] Inmates in the asylum: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/chapter-1-the-inmates-run-the-asylum

[3] Animal House: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/getting-a-foot-in-door-at-morgan-stanley

[4] http://wallstcheatsheet.com/?p=1029: http://wallstcheatsheet.com/?p=1029

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