This ebook is based upon Tom Brakke's popular "letters to a young analyst" series. The book starts with those letters and includes much more great material for the aspiring investment professional.
A dozen top industry veterans offer advice and commentary about the investment world. (In order, they are Aswath Damodaran, Jeanne Murphy, David Merkel, Jack Rivkin, Jason Voss, Jeffrey Miller, Margaret Franklin, Doug Penn, Barry Ritholtz, Guy Spier, Bob Seawright, and Dean Junkans.) Plus, Tom unveils a new letter about the state of the industry and the qualities that will be in demand during the next few decades.
The last part of the book is a treasure trove of great resources, including sections about books, periodicals, websites, Twitter feeds, and movies of interest to those in the investment world. In addition, there is information about credentials and career resources. In all, there are more than a hundred links to online resources and plenty of advice on how to use them.
In addition, those purchasing the book receive a quarterly newsletter (on the 15th day of January, April, July, and October) that is designed exclusively for them. It contains additional resources, advice from other investment professionals, feedback from readers, and further ideas from Tom about changing opportunities in the industry.