This ebook (now in its second edition) 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, there are two more recent and longer letters from Tom, written in 2014 and 2019.
The last part of the book is full of great resources, including sections about books, periodicals, websites, Twitter feeds, podcasts, 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 an incredible amount of reading material about research analysis, career development, and industry changes. A treasure trove of ideas every quarter.