"The impressive performance of Eddie Brown and Brown Capital Management amply demonstrates why Ernst & Young puts such a high premium on supporting entrepreneurship. You never know which businessperson may turn out to be the next Eddie Brown, someone who′s an entrepreneur′s entrepreneur."–James S. Turley, Chairman and CEO, Ernst & Young
"Eddie Brown′s transformation from pre–teen moonshine runner to managing billions of other people′s dollars is a business tale for the ages. And, I know an extraordinary business saga when I see one!" –James I. Cash, Jr., PhD, former Chairman, Harvard Business School MBA Program
"Anyone determined to see beyond so–called impossibilities to pursue their destiny in life should read Eddie Brown′s book, Beating the Odds. The founder of Brown Capital Management and one of the 40 ′Titans′ of business achievement named in the 40th anniversary issue of Black Enterprise, Brown has delivered both an uplifting biography and a practical, powerful guide to wealth building and business success. This book will change lives and inspire future generations of business leaders, just as Brown has done throughout his life."–Earl G. Graves Sr, founder, Chairman & Publisher, Black Enterprise
"Eddie Brown′s story is one of determination, talent, and hard work. His background is not typical for a business success story. But, as he relates in this book, he overcame many obstacles on his path to outstanding achievement in the demanding investment management profession. He has built a highly regarded firm by emphasizing his core beliefs, focusing on quality, performance, and attention to clients. The book also shows the clear parallels in Brown′s attention to his community, education, and family."–Abby Cohen
Chapter 1 Who Says Talk Is Cheap?
Chapter 2 The Big Three to the Rescue.
Chapter 3 The Prince of Apopka.
Chapter 4 Death and a Kidnapping.
Chapter 5 Magnifi cent, Mysterious Lady B.
Chapter 6 Engineering a New Existence.
Chapter 7 Europe on Five Dollars a Day.
Chapter 8 "Ed, We′re Already Doing Okay!"
Chapter 9 A Famished Lion in a Butcher Shop.
Chapter 10 The Height of Duplicity and Betrayal?
Chapter 11 A Window on the Top 1 Percent.
Chapter 12 Pulling the Trigger on Investments.
Chapter 13 Swimming with Sharks.
Chapter 14 Aren′t You That Financial Guy From TV?
Chapter 15 Walking a Racial Tightrope.
Chapter 16 "Go For It, Dad!"
Chapter 17 Everyone′s Medical Nightmare.
Chapter 18 My Biggest Business Mistake.
Chapter 19 A Horror Movie without Sound.
Chapter 20 The Art and Science of Stock Picking.
Chapter 21 "God, I Owe You One!"
Chapter 22 Impressive Progress, Baffl ing Lethargy.
Chapter 23 To Heir Is Human.
Chapter 24 Anyone Care for a Can of New Coke?
Blair S. Walker is a former USA Today financial journalist who′s an acclaimed novelist, as well as the writer behind Wiley′s bestselling Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?: How Reginald Lewis Created a Billion–Dollar Business Empire.