Billionaires Getting the First Start With Poker
The dream of striking it rich through poker is a romantic one, but how practical is it, really? Actually, it’s entirely possible. Several of the world’s most successful people played poker before they were rich. Kirk Kerkorian, owner of the Los Angeles Air Service, started his first business thanks to earnings from poker. H. Hunt got his first oil well thanks to a poker game, and Richard Nixon funded his first congressional campaign thanks to winnings from poker. Perhaps there’s something to be said for the cool head and analytical skills that you can earn through playing poker games.
Successful poker players are self-made men. They chose something they were good at, and took calculated risks to turn small stakes into a bit more money, then a bit more, until they became rich. There’s a difference, however, between a successful poker player and an addicted gambler. Successful people know how to position themselves for profit, whilst still managing the potential downsides of their actions. They also know when to get out.
Calculated risks are important in the financial world, and in the world of poker. Aaron Brown, author of The Poker Face of Wall Street, outlines those risks, and the ways that people have taken them and come out on top, in his book. If you’d like to learn about some of the most inspirational success stories in poker (and business), then this title is well worth a look.