Soros — The Unauthorized Biography by Robert Slater

«Soros — The Unauthorized Biography» tells the story of the «world’s greatest investor». George Soros is one of the most prominent figures in the investment and financial trading world and all his professional career can serve as a guide for learning the way of a trader. Robert Slater made this biography without the help or supervision of Soros, basing his book on the well-known facts and the stories of the people that know or knew George Soros (thus «unauthorized biography»). This book is mostly about the Soros’ life and the reasons that had led him to the world of investments and how he managed to reach the success. There’s almost nothing about trading techniques or the investment principles themselves in this book; but, nevertheless, I suggest reading it because it will certainly help everyone to understand the way of thinking of such a great man as George Soros.

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  1. Globo:

    The author, making many mistakes, made a common one in this biography; Soros is a poverty stricken child from Hungary who has made it to London with absolutely no money… and then for some reason he is accepted into an affluent British University; and more surprisingly, after that, he works for an investor’s market, then makes his way to America with a few thousand dollars in his pockets. And suddenly, out of the blue, he’s found himself to be a millionaire! There are no explanations; you are just supposed to accept it. More about Soros, the writer fleshes him out as humorless, sort of a Stoic. He never made any true jobs and somehow made rich people even wealthier. He had ideas of trying to change economic living in Eastern Europe, but they were feeble and had no real foothold and can only be seen as an example of world globalization – because Soros constantly strived to create brand new markets to bring in more money. He saw everybody as a potential customer and never a friend, it was a really sad state really, living to make the sale.

  2. Homer:

    Being the first biography I’ve ever read about an investor, I was surprised that I enjoyed it. It doesn’t matter what others think, or if it’s authorized. This book regales us with a great story pertaining to the life of a genius entrepreneur, which shaped his individual attitude and investments from that time forward.

    This great book introduces you to Soros and allows you to understand his investment strategy, what he called “relfexism”. It kept track of information and the ups and downs of his investment choices in the frame of realism. This book also contained observations about him from those who had worked with Soros, as well. It’s more intent and realistic than “Soro on Soro”, another book I had perused about the man.

    I enjoyed what the author said about the 1992 decline of the British Pound; there were juicy details about how Soros created a method and went through with it with success.

  3. GIFT212:

    I wasted my money on this book – Dr. Seuss himself could have penned something better than this nonsense.

    The best thing Soros ever did was his billion-dollar turnover on the British Pound – he went through the tale with alacrity but with little to no explanation of anything about how it was done…very seedy in my opinion.

  4. KK:

    This was a very good factual book, but it just wasn’t written well at all. The author must fancy himself a poet, as each sentence is excessively verbose. Some of the stories even seemed irrelevant, well, that or he didn’t explain why they would be relevant. It would have been much better if he had focused more on whom he was telling the story about than on how pretty the words he was writing were.

    Strangely, I really enjoyed this book. It was informative, and also gave a good look into Soros’s strategies and his charity work. Even though this book is unauthorized, I think it’d be better if it were merged with “Soros on Soros”.