The Partnership: The Making of Goldman Sachs (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 7, 2008 - Business & Economics - 768 pages
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The inside story of one of the world?s most powerful financial Institutions

Now with a new foreword and final chapter, The Partnership chronicles the most important periods in Goldman Sachs?s history and the individuals who built one of the world?s largest investment banks. Charles D. Ellis, who worked as a strategy consultant to Goldman Sachs for more than thirty years, reveals the secrets behind the firm?s continued success through many life-threatening changes. Disgraced and nearly destroyed in 1929, Goldman Sachs limped along as a break-even operation through the Depression and WWII. But with only one special service and one improbable banker, it began the stage-by-stage rise that took the firm to global leadership, even in the face of the world-wide credit crisis.
  

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User Review  - Julian Bu - Goodreads

not his best book. showed a surprisingly total lack of perspectives of outsiders and competitors on the firm. Read full review

Review: The Partnership: The Making of Goldman Sachs

User Review  - Goodreads

not his best book. showed a surprisingly total lack of perspectives of outsiders and competitors on the firm. Read full review

Contents

Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Introduction
BEGINNINGS
DISASTER
THE LONG ROAD BACK
FORD
TRANSITION YEARS
GUS LEVY
THE WRECK OF THE PENN CENTRAL
BREAKING AND ENTER
HOW BP ALMOST BECAME A DRY HOLE
CHANGING THE GUARD
TRANSFORMATION
FALSE STARTS IN INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
ROBERT MAXWELL THE CLIENT FROM HELL
MAKING ARBITRAGE A BUSINESS
JACCUSE

GETTING GREAT AT SELLING
BLOCK TRADING
REVOLUTION IN INVESTMENT BANKING
PRINCIPLES
THE TWO JOHNS
BONDS
FIGURING OUT PRIVATE CLIENT SERVICES
J ARON
TENDER DEFENSE A MAGIC CARPET
THE USES AND ABUSES OF RESEARCH
JOHN WEINBERG
INNOCENTS ABROAD
BUILDING A GLOBAL BUSINESS
STEVE QUIT
COLLECTING THE BEST
JON CORZINE
LONGTERM CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
COUP
PAULSONS DISCIPLINES
LLOYD BLANKFEIN RISK MANAGER
Acknowledgements
INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Charles D. Ellis is a consultant to large institutional investors and government agencies. For thirty years he was managing partner of Greenwich Associates, an international business strategy consulting firm he founded that serves virtually all the leading financial service organizations around the world. Ellis earned his M.B.A. from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from New York University. He has taught investment management courses at Harvard and Yale and is the author of twelve books, mostly on investing, and has written nearly one hundred articles for business and professional magazines. Ellis has served on the boards of Harvard Business School and Phillips Exeter Academy. A past trustee of Yale University and Chair of its investment committee, he is trustee of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, director of Vanguard, and chair of the Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research and consults on investing with major institutions in Asia, Europe, and North America.

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