By Eddie Brown
Beating the Odds is the inconceivable, inspiring autobiography of monetary guru Eddie C. Brown, one of many nation's best inventory pickers and funds managers. It information how Brown skillfully stored Brown Capital administration afloat in the course of the dot-com bust, September 11 and the good Recession. Born to a 13-year-old unwed mom within the rural South, this African-American funding whiz created a Baltimore-based monetary company that accumulated greater than $6 Billion less than management.
Brown delves into the profound heartbreak and disorientation upon the dying of his liked grandmother – who was once his surrogate mom -- and recounts how Brown's moonshine-running Uncle Jake to that end turned the dominant grownup determine in Brown's lifestyles. His unflinchingly sincere, easy-to-read memoir information how highbrow interest, abiding self-belief, labor and divine windfall helped Brown earn an electric engineering measure, turn into a military officer, and later a civilian IBM engineer. Readers will examine of the strife that ensued while Brown give up IBM to earn an MBA, resulting in funding jobs that ready him to begin his personal funds administration corporation in 1983.
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To include the raggedy, crater-filled ribbons of dirt on the black side of town, as well as the billiard-table smooth black asphalt on the white side of the railroad tracks. I’ve navigated this winding road hundreds of times, including while hauling heavy containers brimming with precious white lightning. So not only is there a method to my so-called madness, but also a much-rehearsed routine. As we hightail it toward the black section of Apopka, I’m exactly where I love to be—coolly assessing and controlling a situation most would find daunting.
Listening to the fading ruckus of the intense car chase, I secretly fantasize about the day when the revenuers come after me. When that happens, they’ll have even less of a chance than they do now, because the Prince of Apopka will have learned his lessons well. Chapter 4 Death and a Kidnapping Uncle Jake lies low for a few days following his dramatic brush with the law, which drives Grandma crazy with worry. Then one afternoon he just pops up, going about his ordinary routine and acting as though nothing unusual has happened.
When someone very close to you dies unexpectedly, the shock is quadrupled if you have to be in a setting where you interacted with that person every day. Grandma’s presence permeates every square inch of my grandparents’ nicely furnished, two-bedroom house, and every time I turn a corner I see or touch something that triggers a cascade of poignant memories. Like the used upright piano sitting in a corner of our living room. Grandma bought it on her menial laborer’s salary so I could take piano lessons with Mrs.