Ralph W. Baker, Jr's "Shock Exchange" Recommended By Library Journal

May 17, 2013, 11:02 ET from Ralph W. Baker, Jr.

BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ralph W. Baker, Jr's "Shock Exchange: How Inner-City Kids From Brooklyn Predicted the Great Recession and the Pain Ahead" has been recommended by Library Journal, a huge accomplishment for a first time author. Along with Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist, Library Journal is one of the top four pre-publication book reviewers in the country. In its March 1, 2013 issue, Library Journal called Shock Exchange "An innovative look into the Great Recession of 2008." It went on to describe the book as "An intriguing work meant for those seeking an introduction to the causes of recessions and problems of the economy today. Also recommended for those who teach and study business."

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Ralph W. Baker, Jr.

Mr. Baker received his B.A. in economics from Hampden-Sydney College (1989) and his MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia (1993). He has over 15 years of experience in corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions. He is currently the Executive Director of the New York Shock Exchange, a financial literacy program he started in 2006 to share his passion for investing and basketball with his 11 year old son and other boys his age. Mr. Baker, who was also a small college All-American in basketball, has one son, Ralph W. Baker III, and resides in Brooklyn, NY.  

On Shock Exchange

Shock Exchange examines the stock market and U.S. economy through the eyes of the New York Shock Exchange. Just as Mr. Baker suspected, with their ability to spot trends before adults, inner-city kids from Brooklyn knew more about investing than he, Peter Lynch, Bill Miller and every hedge fund manager on the planet. Moreover, the New York Shock Exchange's observations on the Great Recession - and  the steps needed to address it - have been trumpeted by politicians, economists, Wall Street titans, and even the president. However, they conveniently forgot to cite the source of their information. But it's not over. The next recession will be more painful than the last. "Readers have informed me that once they pick up Shock Exchange, they can't put it down," Baker said. "The first few chapters give the history of my hometown of Farmville, VA and my experiences growing up there. Apparently, the book is so coveted in Farmville that people have to keep it under lock and key. I am as excited about Shock Exchange as Library Journal and my hometown residents are."

Where To Purchase Shock Exchange

Shock Exchange is available as an e-book through distributors such as iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Amazon Kindle, Sony and Kobo. The paperback version is sold through book vendors such as Bodart Company and Midwest Library Service, and the following bookstores and retailers:

Hampden-Sydney College Bookstore (434-223-6117) 

St. Mark's Bookshop (212-260-7853)

WORD (718-383-0096)

Greenlight Bookstore (718-246-0200)




Media Contact:

Ralph Baker New York Shock Exchange, 917-597-6566, ralphbakerjr@msn.com

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