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"Thom Weisel’s profession has been extraordinary. In series he has outfitted profitable funding banking and learn organisations. that will be sufficient, yet he has additionally revitalized the U.S. Ski crew, sponsored and encouraged the successful travel de France biking staff, inspired Lance Armstrong to develop into a world-class competitor back after his conflict with melanoma, financially and spiritually empowered the Empower the US imagine tank, and assembled a world-class modern artwork assortment. you can't do all this with no need remarkable strength, uncanny imaginative and prescient, amazing management features and amazing instinct. This e-book tells Thom’s tale and contains a few of his personal insightful proposal items. In Capital Instincts, you are going to research much approximately administration, motivation, management and the exact traits of humanity which are the substance of greatness." –Byron R. Wien dealing with Director Morgan Stanley

"Serial successes are infrequent. those who span Silicon Valley and Wall road, smooth paintings, Olympic ski racing, and the travel de France, rarer nonetheless. No, Capital Instincts: existence as an Entrepreneur, Financier, and Athlete isn’t a unique. however it is a mystery. Richard Brandt isn’t Robert Ludlum, yet he’ll have you ever having fun with turning pages simply as a lot. And Thom Weisel isn’t Jason Bourne, yet he strikes approximately as quick and covers extra territory. a desirable strength, a extraordinary combination of strength and concentration, of expertise and intuition for markets and other people, of guts and force, he has lit up the worlds of finance, paintings and activities for many years. half biography, half company historical past, half Weisel’s personal perspectives on topics from administration, funding banking and entrepreneurship to the net bubble/bust and fiscal destiny, Capital Instincts is just riveting. greater than a needs to read–a pleasant learn besides. And with Weisel going powerful, i will be able to infrequently stay up for the sequel." –Michael J. Boskin T.M. Friedman Professor of Economics and Hoover establishment Senior Fellow Stanford collage

"Thom Weisel and Richard Brandt have produced a simple interpreting historical past that are supposed to be integrated in each company research software. management classes in activities and finance laced with real-life reviews. i discovered myself remembering contemporary headlines as Thom tells the interior story." –Harvey W. Schiller President & CEO US Operations Assante Corp

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There happened to be top cyclists from all over the world entering the race, preparing for a national cycling championship coming up in Chicago the following week. These were professional racers, some a decade or more older than Weisel. He was the only one without a team uniform, just racing for the hell of it. But he kept up with the leaders, and on the last lap he poured it on. ” he recalls gleefully. He won the race and a 6 1/2-foot trophy, and got his picture in the paper again. He also broke three state records in speed skating that year, in the 440meter, 880-meter, and one-mile races.

At my first national championship 45 46 CAPITAL INSTINCTS kilo, in Texas, I fell off my bike on the first pedal stroke. They let me start again. As good an athlete as I thought I was, I had a lot to learn.

Still, Thom seems to have inherited from his mother an easy comfort with his own wealth. His home is extraordinary, comfortable and immaculate, with wonderful works of modern art on the walls and sculptures in the garden. When he throws a big dinner for friends, he may not expect them to know how to correctly Of Midget Boys and Men hold a fork, but he’s very fond of setting an impressive, formal meal with fine linen, china, and silverware. From his father he inherited discipline, a rock-hard work ethic, and a charmed athletic ability.

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