Living at Twice the Speed of Sound
If you read the Best Seller, "Start-Up Nation" by Dan Senor and Saul Singer then you must read "Living at Twice the Speed of Sound" The Senor/Singer book reveals a broad picture of Israel's Economic Miracle. Eitan (Eddie) Shapiro gives you a sharply focused view of one who contributed to this miracle. He trains for war, visits the Lebanese battle field and storms the boardroom of one of the world' More
Information in this book has been cleared for disclosure by the Israeli Military Censor. Some names and dates were changed to protect those endangered by evidential exposure.
If you read the Best Seller, "Start-Up Nation" by Dan Senor and Saul Singer then you must read "Living at Twice the Speed of Sound" The Senor/Singer book reveals a broad picture of Israel's Economic Miracle. Eitan (Eddie) Shapiro gives you a sharply focused view of one who contributed to this miracle. He trains for war, visits the Lebanese battle field and storms the boardroom of one of the world's most prestigious algorithmic trading companies. Stand by to be mesmerized.
Eitan (Eddie) Shapiro makes big news, quietly. He grew up quickly as a fighter pilot in the Israeli Air Force and survived a mid-air collision in a dog-fight. Because of crushed vertebrae he was posted to Air Force Intelligence. There he helped devise a plan to shoot down and capture the new Russian MIG-23 L (Intelligence shared with the U.S.). He was sent on a secret mission into Lebanon. And then became involved in Israeli tactical planning against Syria in the First Lebanese War. The results: 120 Syrian planes downed, Israel's losses 0. Captain Eitan Shapiro became chief interrogator of Syrian pilots downed in the aforementioned air battles. He describes the interrogation techniques and their importance to Israel's survival. Everything he learned from these experiences he later applied in a successful business career.
After the Lebanese War he returned to South Africa to study for his Bachelor’s degree. While studying he became involved in some of the wildest financial schemes you will ever read about. It isn't often we get to look into the real-time high jinks of youngsters who become multi-millionaires. Eitan's daring, winner take all money-making exploits parallel his military feats. He was wiped out financially by the 1987 'Black Monday' stock market crash, returned to Israel and studied for his Masters Degree. Simultaneously, he concentrated on developing an investment advisory company. He inadvertently became involved with an international French arms dealer trying to sell plutonium to Muammar Gadhafi, the Libyan dictator. His business also brought him into contact with several million-dollar con-men, a client who became a murderer and some laughable, intriguing characters he employed.
After a 16 year career in the turbulent financial markets, Eitan invested in and became a director of a small start-up which grew into one of the world's most successful algorithmic trading companies, moving trillions of dollars in global financial markets. He explains why the trader/hedge fund manager can no longer compete against the ultra-sophisticated, computerized algorithmic trading systems running today. Eitan Shapiro gives an insightful view of modern investing.
Poignant, humorous, tragic, intense and very revealing, this book is meticulously detailed to give you an inside view of the making of a crack fighter pilot in Israeli society. It documents the coming of age of a young South African boy into the war-torn social structure of the re-built Jewish nation. Investors will reconsider how they manage their money and take a serious look at algorithmic trading.
Intelligently written, this true to life book reads like an historical novel. Moving revelations cleared by the Israeli military censors are exposed for the first time.