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

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 12. 4. 2011 - 400 strán (strany)

The bestselling author of the acclaimed House of Cards and The Last Tycoons turns his spotlight on to Goldman Sachs and the controversy behind its success.
 
From the outside, Goldman Sachs is a perfect company. The Goldman PR machine loudly declares it to be smarter, more ethical, and more profitable than all of its competitors. Behind closed doors, however, the firm constantly straddles the line between conflict of interest and legitimate deal making, wields significant influence over all levels of government, and upholds a culture of power struggles and toxic paranoia. And its clever bet against the mortgage market in 2007—unknown to its clients—may have made the financial ruin of the Great Recession worse. Money and Power reveals the internal schemes that have guided the bank from its founding through its remarkable windfall during the 2008 financial crisis. Through extensive research and interviews with the inside players, including current CEO Lloyd Blankfein, William Cohan constructs a nuanced, timely portrait of Goldman Sachs, the company that was too big—and too ruthless—to fail.

 

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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 ... Čítať celú recenziu

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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. Čítať celú recenziu

Obsah

Power
302
The College of Cardinals 3 14
314
10 Billion or Bust
357
The Glorious Revolution
381
Its Too Much Fun Being CEO of Goldman Sachs
414
Alchemy
465
Getting Closer to Home
489
The Fabulous Fab
508
Selling to Widows and Orphans
528
Meltdown
547
Goldman Gets Paid 57 1
596
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
611
NOTES
615
INDEX
631
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William D. Cohan is the author of the New York Times bestsellers House of Cards and The Last Tycoons, which won the 2007 FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. He is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, has a weekly opinion column in Bloomberg View, and writes frequently for Fortune, The Atlantic, Art News, BloombergBusinessWeek, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Irish Times and The Washington Post, among other publications. He also is a contributing editor on Bloomberg Television and a frequent on-air contributor to MSNBC, CNN and CNBC. A former investment banker, Cohan is a graduate of Duke University, Columbia University School of Journalism and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

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