This episode of Rules of Success is with New York Times Best-Selling Author and Former Wall Street Trader:

Turney Duff.

Turney Duff

Consider these titles: Wall Street. The Wolf of Wall Street. Too Big to Fail. Billions. The Big Short. 

All stories that depict the life and times of what some call “The Street.”

Add to that list, The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess. 

Turney Duff was a Wall Street Trader for 15 years during one one of craziest stretches in the history of Wall Street. He turned his story of money, success and excess into a book that reached the top of the New York Times Best Sellers List.

His monikers not only include best selling author and Wall Street Trader, but Hedge Fund co-Founder, Technical Adviser / Consultant for the Showtime television show Billions and contributor to CNBC.  Over the course of his career there is little that he hasn’t seen and fortunately for his fans he writes about it.

In the first segment, we talk story telling and his start as a Wall Street Trader. We discuss how as people we establish ‘lines’ that we won’t ever cross, and then how life tests that resolve and more times than not we cross our own lines. He shares his perspective about the pursuit of happiness, and how he traded that pursuit for a pursuit of serenity. He shares his view about the difference between IQ and EQ and how his talent for gauging a room was really what assisted most in his success.

The discussion about the difference is a game changer.

In the second segment we discuss his creative process and the inspiration behind his book; The Buy Side. He shares the experience of arranging his book deal with Randon House and how he was able to find the creative starting point that ended up becoming his book. He stresses the need to not trying to impress anyone and how this ended up being the door for his story that shows both his flaws and his humanity.

Turney’s experience is evidence that no matter your position or experiences in life, it’s never too late to follow a passion and ultimately turn it into your career!

You have a creative pull and would like to hear from someone that followed their passion against all odds? LISTEN IN!

Check out for links to his book, his articles and further details about his story.

You can also follow him on Twitter at

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