List of Wall Street Rising Stars Books


“Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup” by John Carreyrou


Rising Star: Katherine Wood, Private Equity Investor, TPG

“Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was a few years ahead of me at Stanford. It’s one of the biggest failures of due diligence of all time. As an investor, there are a lot of lessons to be learned. to shoot.”

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“A Diary for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor” by Dana Canedy

A newspaper for Jordan


Rising Star: Anna Ashurov, Vice President of Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs

“Because I have kids, it really resonated with me. The book is basically a diary that a man wrote for his son while he was in the military, and he ended up dying in Iraq. He left this diary to his son to help him live his life, it gives him life lessons as he grows up.

“Reading takes you away from your everyday life and gives you the opportunity to be in a different environment or setting and allows you to be a little creative.”

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“Liar’s Poker” by Michael Lewis

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WW Norton & Company

Rising Star: Tian Zeng, Senior Credit Indices Trader, Deutsche Bank

“I’m a little biased because I started my career at Citigroup, formerly Salomon Brothers. I also recommend ‘Panic!’ by Michael Lewis, and I generally like all of the ‘Market Wizards’ series, which are helpful in knowing what fits your trading style and what doesn’t. ”

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“The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The little Prince


Rising Star: Anushka Sunder, Private Equity Investor, Blackstone

“It can be read as a charming children’s book or as one of the most insightful and poignant stories about human nature, relationships and what is important in life. And it’s wonderfully short!”

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“Shoe Dog” by Phil Knight

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Rising Star: Jackie Klaber, Head of Opportunistic Investing, Rockefeller Capital Management

“I recently read ‘Shoe Dog’ which is Phil Knight’s autobiography and the story of how he founded Nike. I chose it because our company is, in some ways, a startup, as we launch new lines of business and build new ones. , and I wanted to know more about the success of an entrepreneur. Nike certainly had some tough and existential issues in its early years, and the book was a good reminder of the importance of persistence and a belief in the value of your work. “

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“Harry Potter” by JK Rowling

Harry potter


Rising Star: Anish Pathipati, Analysis and Execution Manager, North Island

“I chose the ‘Harry Potter’ series because it stimulates your imagination and creativity, which in my opinion is essential to be a successful investor. And, of course, these are very entertaining books!”

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“Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt” by Michael Lewis

Flash Boys Blanket


Rising star: Michael Sonnenshein, Managing Director, Grayscale Investments

“‘Flash Boys’ was a prime example of how technological innovation and forward thinking can reshape an entire industry. In ‘Flash Boys’ new computer algorithms and communication networks brought about both changes in market structure and behavioral changes in the trading industry.

Likewise, today we are experiencing the confluence of cryptography, blockchain technology and distributed systems, which significantly challenge preconceived notions not only of the financial industry, but of what constitutes money. . “

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“The Sound and the Fury” by William Faulkner

Sound and Fury, William Faulkner


Rising Star: Kim Stolz, Head of America’s Premier Brokerage Sales, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

“While not the most uplifting book, Faulkner still sheds light on current topics and challenges we face in a different setting than what we face today. In an era when the market continues. his euphoria – but arguably not over the past few weeks – ‘The Sound and the Fury’ provides a stark contrast to another era, which is too easily forgotten today. “

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“Cheating on some people all the time”, by David Einhorn

Deceive some people


Rising Star: Tanaka Maswoswe, Private Equity Investor, Carlyle Group

“It’s an interesting read, and I appreciate how David Einhorn seems so relentless when he believes in something.”

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