The book would have been a better read if it had focused on one of its two narratives: the rise of algorithmic trading and the forays of hedge fund executives into US politics.
Elegant mix of historic analysis of market dynamics and experiments with natural selection in non-biological context.
Sage advise from the man who beat the dealer at blackjack and outperformed the market as one of the world’s first quants (but feel free to skip the chapters about Edward’s youth as a prodigy).
The best part is the comparative historical analysis of sources of wealth in different countries, all the way back to the 1800s.
Read it for the style more than the depth of insight: too few business books quote Shakespeare and Lord Tennyson.