By Daniel Oberhaus - Self-photographed,, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Trader Digest: Inside the Minds of Elon Musk & Bill Gates

This week we’re turning our attention away from Covid-19 related stories and instead looking towards some of the biggest ballers in the business world to share some of their wisdom - and perhaps a scandal or two…

If you want more like this head over to our list of biographies for more gripping tales of the world’s elite.


Elon Musk is the Hero America Deserves
'Ashlee Vance interviews the billionaire entrepreneur on his Twitter usage, selling off his possessions, and the historic upcoming launch.' BLOOMBERG

New York Stock Exchange Traders Hope to Prove They Are Still a Big Noise
‘The shouty blokes in blue jackets return to Wall Street this week. Trump’s attorney is sure to be a fan’ THE GUARDIAN

Branson’s Virgin Orbit Fails in Attempted Rocket Launch From 747
‘Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit said a crucial test of its two-stage, orbital rocket system, designed to rival that of Elon Musk’s SpaceX for satellite launches, ended the mission shortly after releasing the rocket from the plane.’ BLOOMBERG

Reminiscence of a Stock Operator, by Edwin Lefevere
‘Reminiscences is a fictionalized account of the life of the securities trader Jesse Livermore.’ AMAZON


Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates
‘Take a trip inside the mind of Bill Gates as the billionaire opens up about those who influenced him and the audacious goals he's still pursuing.’ NETFLIX

Goldman Sachs: Master Of The World?
‘Did Goldman Sachs use insider information to profit from the financial crisis? How did a brokerage house, founded in 1869 by a German immigrant, become one of the biggest most powerful banks in the world?’ AMAZON


194: Bedroom Trader Amasses Fortune, Becomes Prime Suspect of Flash Crash w/ Liam Vaughan
‘Liam Vaughan is a finance author and senior reporter for Bloomberg. His latest book Flash Crash tells the story of Navinder Singh Sarao, a London trader, living at his parents house, who made ~$70M from his bedroom and was later accused by the U.S. government of playing a role in the 2010 Flash Crash.’ CHAT WITH TRADERS

The Joe Rogan Experience #1470 - Elon Musk
‘Elon Musk is a business magnet, entrepreneur and engineer.’ STITCHER