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What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan


The author's meteoric rise took him from a small town in Northern Kentucky to governor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, yet he lost it all—his fortune, his reputation, and his job—in one fatal attack of excessive economic hubris. This honest, frank analysis revisits the events that led to the author's disastrous decision and examines the psychological factors behind bad financial practices in several economic sectors. The book begins with the unbroken string of successes that helped the author achieve a jet-setting lifestyle and land a key spot with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. It then ... More

Keywords: Chicago Mercantile Exchange, bad financial practices, making money, losing money, money loss, financial investors, finance markets, analysis error, psychological factors

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231164689
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231164689.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jim Paul, author

Brendan Moynihan, author