The Other Side of Wall Street: In Business It Pays to Be an Animal, In Life It Pays to Be Yourself

Todd Harrison has always told it like it is. This at times, has caused him no small amount of problems.

That comes across in his personal story, The Other Side of Wall Street: In Business It Pays to Be an Animal, In Life It Pays to Be Yourself.

For those of you who do not know Toddo, he started at Morgan Stanley’s trading desk, then went to hedge fund giant Galleon (recently in the news for some issues with their inside info!). He eventually ended up as a partner at Jim Cramer’s hedge fund, where Todd was President and head trader. Todd was also one of the very first market bloggers at


“A tale of purpose and integrity in an age when those traits have become true commodities.”
David Stockman, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (1981—1985)

“Will grab you and make you keep turning pages….”
John Mauldin, four-time New York Times bestselling author

“…offers loving testimony to the need to find your soul in order to truly gain the world.”
Abe Peck, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

“Todd Harrison pulls back the curtain on Wall Street.”
Martin Dunn, former Editor-in-Chief, New York Daily News

“Bristles with integrity, honesty, and personal confession….”
Pimm Fox, host of Taking Stock on Bloomberg TV

“The best conversation about money at the personal and business level that I have ever read.”
Dr. Tahira K. Hira, Professor and Chairwoman, NYSE Euronext Financial Literacy Advisory Committee

“The straight dope from the last honest man on Wall Street….”
Barry Ritholtz, author of Bailout Nation

“Harrison is a brilliant trader with a poet’s heart.”
Diane Galligan, Managing Editor, Yahoo! Finance

“His journey is humbling and inspirational.”
Peter Atwater, former Treasurer, Bank ONE

“Todd Harrison helps the reader find his or her guideposts for a happy and meaningful life.”
C. Warren Moses, former CEO, The Children’s Aid Society

“Unlike any Wall Street story you have ever read.”
Jamie Hammond, former Business Editor of AOL and

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