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The Secret Sauce to Getting Ahead

In The Way of the Wall Street Warrior, veteran investment banker and finance professional Dave Liu delivers a humorous and irreverent insider’s guide to getting hired, getting ahead and thriving on Wall Street, Main Street or any other competitive industry.

Drawing upon his 25 years on Wall Street, arguably one of the most grueling professional work environments in the world, Liu offers a wealth of actionable ideas on everything from landing an interview to self-promotion to getting paid, while leaning heavily into research regarding cognitive biases and human nature. His often offbeat tips can translate into financial success in any competitive workplace.

“I specifically wrote this book to be applicable to any competitive industry,” Liu said. “All my tips, tricks and tactics work in Silicon Valley, Hollywood, Madison Avenue, law, medicine or any work environment that is highly compensated and therefore highly competitive.”

In this book, readers will discover:

– How to get that coveted job by standing apart from the crowd and appearing unique

– How to read a room, in person or via Zoom, and why it’s more important than reading the prospectus

– Why career longevity and “success” comes from doing the least amount of work for the most pay

– How mastering cognitive biases and understanding human nature can help win the rat race

– How to make people think you’re the smartest person in the room without actually being the smartest person in the room

– How to make sure you do everything in your power to get paid well

– How any weakness or liability can be turned into an asset

– What comes after you’ve achieved huge success and made piles of money

Whether you spend 18 hours a day in a dog-eat-dog office sitting two steps from your nearest colleague, or if you’re working from home, Liu’s lessons are applicable to anyone, anywhere, working in any competitive corporate environment.

About the Author

Dave Liu is a 30-year veteran of Wall Street and Silicon Valley. He is an advisor, author, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. After retiring from Wall Street, he started four companies in technology, merchant banking, asset management and media. He is CEO advisor and investor to multiple companies, several of which have reached multi-billion dollar “unicorn” status, including Internet Brands WebMD, MobilityWare, FIGS and Vobile. He’s also involved in the entertainment industry with investments in Stampede and TEG+, and consumer with Philz Coffee and Francesca’s. He was previously CEO advisor to ProSiebenSat.1 Media, one of the largest media companies in Europe.

Dave is also a “perspiring” artist and writer who loves to draw and write funny. He has multiple certifications in creative and satirical writing as well as screenwriting. He publishes a career advice column called Breaking Bamboo, and a cartoon series called The ABC Life.

He wrote The Way of the Wall Street Warrior to help underrepresented communities achieve their career goals and has pledged 100 percent of the net proceeds from his book to charity. The book sold almost 10,000 copies in the first two weeks of launch and reached the Top 10 Amazon Best Seller list in the business finance category. It ranked as Amazon’s No. 1 Hot New Release in two categories: business finance and economics. It was awarded one of the Best Books of 2021 by Bloomberg and the Porchlight Book Company Business Best Seller in November 2021.

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