Episode 9: Anthony Scaramucci

The ninth episode of Read The Bull is a lively conversation with Anthony Scaramucci, Founder and Managing Partner, SkyBridge, and founder and chairman of SALT. Scaramucci and host Stefan Prelog engage in a wide-ranging conversation that covers everything from writing, philosophy and even Yiddish literature. Scaramucci opens up about how he faced failure after being fired from his role as White House Communications Director. Scaramucci pulls from the experience and reveals the title for his latest book, the seventh he's written. Scaramucci his goal in writing books and discusses how he approaches writing. You don't want to miss this conversation.

The ninth episode of Read The Bull is a lively conversation with  Anthony Scaramucci, Founder and Managing Partner, SkyBridge, and founder and chairman of SALT, . Scaramucci met host Stefan Prelog 15 years ago and they reminisce about the experience working together on Scaramucci's second book The Little Book of Hedge Funds, published by Wiley.

Scaramucci discusses his career and lessons learned along the way.  Scaramucci has distilled many his experiences into his six books including his first, "Goodbye Gordon Gekko," a nod to Michael Douglas' villainous character in the iconic film 1987 "Wall Street" and the 2010 sequel "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."  Scaramucci describes "Goodbye Gordon Gekko" as a right-of-passage in which he details his early career and lessons learned along the way, from his stints at Goldman Sachs to starting his own hedge fund, Oscar Capital and eventually starting SkyBridge and the SALT conference.

For the uninitiated, Scaramucci is a financier, but he's also an entrepreneur and a risk taker, who isn't afraid to tell it like it is. He draws strength from his experiences and advises people to embrace failure and learn from their mistakes. Scaramucci uses his foray into politics and his 11-day stint as White House Communications Director as an example. He tells Stefan the experience of getting fired and roasted by the media was one of the most challenging in his career, but he was determined to get back up, which he did.

A voracious reader himself, Scaramucci shares his reading list and notes he's used books as a didactic tool throughout his life. He astutely points out that you can get condensed knowledge from reading books. Scaramucci himself has authored six books, and he discusses his approach to writing and reveals the title of his yet-to-be-released seventh book.

Prelog and Scaramucci cover a lot of ground, from writing to philosophy and even  Yiddish literature. You'll learn Scaramucci's favorite Yiddish words and who he thought gave a better performance parodying him - Bill Hader or Mario Cantone

Whether you know Scaramucci or only read something about him, you'll want to tune in and listen to this episode.