Maneet Ahuja, also known as "Wall Street Maneet" on Twitter, has one of the most powerful Rolodexes in business. The 27-year-old CNBC producer regularly coaxes the world's most successful and reclusive investing stars on the network's flagship show, Squawk Box
She also got them to talk for a series of extended interviews that she has turned into a new book of profiles, The Alpha Masters: Unlocking the Genius of the World's Top Hedge Funds
. As the title implies, the book is hardly critical of her subjects (most of whom Ahuja was also able to draw to her star-studded book party, held last week in midtown Manhattan). But it offers their stories from their own perspective and some entertaining unvarnished comments. Fortune
got a copy of the book and pulled out a few of the most interesting and amusing tidbits.
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