The Wall Street 50 Book
The Wall Street 50
50 Conscious Financiers Living Lives of Wealth & Meaning
THEY EXIST: financiers with unwavering integrity. And they want to tell you something.
A few somethings, actually. When you interview 50 people on their journeys from fist fights to financial stardom, you end up a few lessons richer.
My job: choose and distill 50 stories about making money without sacrificing meaning.
I learned each of the Wall Street 50’s stories by starting at the end – by stepping into the magnificent offices they have today.
Each one greeted me with a combination of formality and warmth that lasted throughout the interview. Each one eliminated distractions to focus solely on telling their stories. Each of them opted to share with me the painful as well as the triumphant parts of their journeys, and not one of them asked for an NDA.
I asked them where they started. Who they learned from. What they studied. How they made the decisions they made. In some cases, I spoke to their wives and children. As the research continued, a hopeful message emerged.
The message: earning success while protecting your soul takes several skills, but they are skills that anyone can learn. This book follows how the Wall Street 50 practiced those skills to craft rich lives and careers.
I’m still in the process of editing the manuscript, but if you’re really interested in the book, send me an e-mail. I share regular updates with a core group of contacts and friends, and I’d be happy to add you.
About the Interviewees
The following is a partial list of those who have already been interviewed for
The Wall Street 50.
Robert A. G. Monks
Founding Trustee & Shareholder Activist,
The Federal Employees’ Retirement System
Founder & CEO,
Domini Social Investments
Eric A. Greschner
Registered Investment Advisor & Founding Partner,
Your Financial Coaches and Regatta Research & Money Management, LLC
KINS (Key Initiator Network Strategy)
Oswald J. Grubel
VP in the Portfolio Solutions Group,
State Street Global Markets
Founder and Chairman,
Hedge Funds Care Charity
President, Henry Kaufman & Company Inc
Former Managing Director and Member of the Executive Committee
Salomon Brothers Inc.
Perella Weinberg & Partners
Chairman & CEO,
Goto Capital Markets, Inc.
President and Founder,
Owner and CEO, Pennystocks.net
Smyle and Associates, LLC
Senior Executive Coach, Co-founder & CEO, Richard Branson’s Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub for Virgin Unite
Former CCO, Charles Schwab
John C. Whitehead
Former Chairman, The Federal Reserve Bank
Co Chairman & Co Senior Partner, Goldman Sachs Foundation
Ex-Investment Banker at Bank of America,
Vice President, Investments at Fusion Analytics in NYC
Founder and Retired CEO,
The Vanguard Group
Co-founder and Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures
James B. Rogers
Chairman, Rogers Holdings and Beeland Interests, Inc.
Co-Founder, Quantum Fund
George G. Schwartz
Chief Operating Officer & Treasurer,
Boston Private Bank & Trust Co.
Founder & CEO,
Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd. (HDFC) Ltd.
Michael H. Stuart
Co-founder and Principal Research Analyst and Portfolio Manager,
Clark & Stuart
Jason Apollo Voss
Author of The Intuitive Investor
Retired Investment Manager,
CFA Institute Content Director
Ann F. Kaplan
Partner, Circle Wealth Management
Chair, Circle Financial Group
Frank R. Casey
Principal, Vintage Investment Partners
Special Advisor to the CEO, Regulatory Fundamentals Group (RFG)
Principal, FoxHounds LLC (core team that attempted to move the SEC to action on Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme)
Jack D. Schwager
ADM Investor Services Diversified Strategies Fund
Fountainhead Capital LLC
Investment Communications and Strategy,
Chief Investment Strategist,
The Oxford Club
Jefferies & Company
Chief Investment Officer, Hirsch Capital Management Ltd. (HCML)
Head of Fundacion Marlee-jo (A charitable organization for kids in Dominican Republic)
Andrew H. Pritchard
Saratoga Capital Markets
Founder & President,
Jonah S. Ford
Private Consultant and Proprietary Commodities Trader, Ceres Hedge Funds, Inc.
Joseph J. Grano
Jr., CEO & Chairman,
Centurion Holdings LLC
Head of Corporate Responsibility,
Barry L. Ritholtz
Chief Market Strategist, Ritholtz Research
CEO & Director of Equity Research, Fusion IQ
Blogger, The Big Picture
Trader & Trading Coach, NYSSA
Author, Inner Voice of Trading
Developer / Owner, 140 Characters Inc.
Safe Money Metrics
R. Paul Herman
Founder & CEO,
HIP Investor Inc.
Cynthia Denise DiBartolo
Founder, CEO and General Counsel,
Tigress Financial Partners
Member, Advisory Council, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
Senior Research Fellow, AccountAbility
Co-Founder, Editor in Chief, The Murninghan Post
Founder & President, The Lighthouse Investment Group
Entrepreneur and Writer
Former Psychologist and Businessman
Author, Conscious Money
Social Forecaster and Champion of Conscious Capitalism
President & Founder, Deep Change, Inc
Coach and Consultant
Creator of The Spiritual Intelligence Assessment Instrument, SQ21
Expert in Emotional Connection and Present Moment Awareness
Creator of The Emotional Connection
Author, The One Thing Holding Your Back
NYT Best Selling Author, Emotional Equations
Peak: How Great Companies Get their Mojo from Maslow
Author, The Empowered Manager, Flawless Consulting, and Stewardship
Dr. Dan Siegel
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine
Co-Director, The Mindful Awareness Research Center
H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
The Art of Living and The International Association of Human Values
Neale Donald Walsch
Conversations with God
Philosopher and Author
Founder and Chairman, PiB and the Koestenbaum Institute
The CG Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology
Private Practice in Psychotherapy
Pershing Square Capital Management
Harvard Business School
CEO & Founder,
DMS Offshore Investment Services
A complete list is coming soon. Stay tuned…
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