At 30 years old, Sam Polk was a senior trader for one of the largest hedge funds on Wall Street. When he was offered an annual bonus of $3.75 million and became angry it wasn’t enough, Polk knew he had lost himself in his obsessive pursuit of money.
So Polk decided to walk away from it all. Polk’s obsessive pursuit of money had been one of the many self-destructive behaviors he had engaged in over the years, including overeating and alcohol and drug abuse. Making money was just the latest attempt to fill the void left by his emotionally unavailable father. “For the Love of Money” explores the birth of a young hedge fund trader, his disillusionment and the radical new way he defines success.
“For the Love of Money,” is available on www.800ceoread.com for $20.