Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World

Voorkant
Penguin, 2012 - 658 pagina's
'If they could screw you over, they totally would . . . ' Goldman Sachs are the investment bank all other banks - and most businesses -want to emulate; the firm with the best talent, the best clients, the best strategy. But is their success just down to the gilded magic of the 'Goldman way'? William D. Cohan has gained unprecedented access to Goldman's inner circle - both on and off the record. In an astonishing story of clashing egos, backstabbing, sex scandals, private investigators, court cases and government cabals, he reveals what really lies beneath their gold-plated image. 'Startling . . . lifts the lid on Goldman's pivotal role in the meltdown' Mail on Sunday 'Cohan's book tells of bitter power struggles and business cock-ups' Guardian 'Cohan portrays a firm that has grown so large and hungry that it's no longer long-term greedy but short-term vicious. And that's the wonder - and horror - of Goldman Sachs' Businessweek'The best analysis yet of Goldman's increasingly tangled web of conflicts' Economist'A definitive account of the most profitable and influential investment bank of the modern era' The New York Times Book Review

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Gebruikersrecensie  - willszal - www.librarything.com

Last year I read “The House of Morgan,” by Ron Chernow—a history of J. P. Morgan’s banking empire. I absolutely loved it, and was in the mood again for something similar, and came across “Money and ... Volledige review lezen

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Gebruikersrecensie  - rlangston - LibraryThing

Quite a difficult read, and the themes felt very repetitive in places. I was hoping for a bit more about the GS culture rather than a flat biography of each senior partner. Volledige review lezen

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Over de auteur (2012)

William Cohan is an award-winning journalist and Wall Street veteran. His first book, The Last Tycoons, about Lazard, won the 2007 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award and was a New York Times bestseller. His second book, House of Cards, also a bestseller, is an account of the last days of Bear Stearns & Co, described as "gripping...high drama" by Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times. He is a regular on the pages of the Financial Times, is a contributing editor at both Vanity Fair and Fortune, and is an online columnist for The New York Times.

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