Buy this extraordinary book! —Maxim

Edward O. Thorp’s life story reads like fiction (or fantasy)—from his time in Las Vegas, where he perfected how to beat the casino, to his tenure leading a financial institution, where he helped develop many of the most advanced investment products on Wall Street. Thorp’s gift is discovering rigged systems and turning them on their head, acting like a modern-day David versus Goliath. He has rubbed shoulders with Warren Buffett and foresaw the implosion of Bernie Madoff ’s Ponzi scheme. In his new book, A Man for All Markets, Thorp walks readers through his incredible journey, and teaches how to apply his techniques to daily life. Professor Thorp sat down with Maxim to discuss his book, his legacy, and where a man who has done it all goes next.

On developing his skills as an independent thinker:

It goes all the way back to childhood. I was left on my own to teach myself, and explore, and do whatever it was I was interested in.

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