If / Then | Turney Duff
Turney Duff shares his tales of spectacular excess while illuminating the consequences of predicting future emotions. He always believe that IF he got “x” THEN he would feel “y”. And he explains how and why he no longer subscribes to that theory.
Turney Duff is the author of The New York Times Best Seller, The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess. Turney is a public speaker, journalist, and television personality. As a “B” student from Ohio University he became an unlikely Wall Street trader, and soon rose through the ranks. His career on Wall Street (1994-2009) spanned the fifteen most dramatic years in the history of finance, from his early years at Morgan Stanley to the infamous Galleon Group, then co-founded a billion dollar hedge fund. Turney earned over $10 million in his career and then lost it all, falling prey to the trappings of Wall Street: money, sex, drugs, alcohol and power. Now a cautionary tale, he speaks to audiences all over the world about the keys to achieving happiness and balance in spite of success. Turney is currently the Wall Street consultant for Showtime series Billions (2016) starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti. In addition he is a regular contributor to CNBC.com, as well as a featured commentator on CNBC’s prime time television show The Filthy Rich Guide.