‘Barbarians at the Gate’ Available on Youtube

HBO version of classic book.

When I was a simple music student studying classical and jazz guitar in college, I had revelation in the second semester of my third year: I would soon have my BFA in Classical Guitar Performance. Then what?

I was also reading a book that changed the direction of my life. ‘Barbarians at the Gate’ is the chronical of the takeover of RJR Nabisco. After reading that, I decided I wanted to be a part of that world. I had a better understanding of what the lawyers did more than the financial advisors. As a result, I went to law school with the goal of being a corporate/securities lawyer. And the rest was history.

After I had been practicing for a few years, I read it again. It was even better with the benefit of experience.

HBO turned it into a comedy, but it still works. Check it out.