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Found the recommended reading for new security analysts at investment banks like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. All in all I curated a total of 24 books lists, which produced a total of over book recommendations.

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For aspiring entrepreneurs, this is a glimpse into what it takes to go from a startup founder to CEO of a publicly traded company. Not many people can compile years and years of interview notes together and create a handbook of excellence, let alone a compelling and worthwhile read.

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