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Talkin’ Big: How an Iowa Farm Boy Beat the Odds to Found and Lead One of th…

“Smokin’ cigars and talkin’ big,” is a favorite tongue-in-cheek phrase, if not pastime, of Iowa farm boy turned commodities tycoon and former Refco chairman Tom Dittmer. The futures business in 1970s Chicago was like the Wild West, and Dittmer was a maverick and gunslinger with the best (and worst) of them. In a place and time like no other in business history, Dittmer was smack in the middle, pushing, shoving, and above all, persevering.

Raised by a single mother, young Dittmer had barely…

Dan And Dan

Pub Date : 2001 | Author : Marcia Leonard | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 0618061800
ISBN 13 : 9780618061808

Dan describes the things he does with his grandfather who is also named Dan...

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