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Way of the Turtle by Curtis M. Faith

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INTRODUCTION

The Day I Met the Prince of the Pits

In your lifetime you can expect to experience only a handful of defining moments. I had two in one day at the age of 19: seeing the Art Deco building that is home to the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) for the first time and meeting Richard Dennis, the legendary commodities trader.

The CBOT is the most famous vista in Chicago. From even a mile away, you can see the building at 141 West Jackson Boulevard crowned by a lone statue of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture. At forty-five stories high, framed by other skyscrapers, the building stands tall among its brethren and is a fitting home for the Exchange. Inside are the pits where traders stand shoulder to shoulder buying and selling millions ...

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