Money Makers: Inside the New World of Finance and Business

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Palgrave Macmillan, Feb 16, 2010 - Business & Economics - 246 pages
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"In the wake of global financial crisis, the people, firms and businesses driving our modern economy have changed. While elite fields of business and finance now play a dominant role in the global economy, how they work remains a mystery to most outsiders. Still, terms like hedge funds and private equity, once rarely discussed in mainstream media, have now reached full-scale public prominence. Money Makers reveals the selective and secretive industries of the private sector that drive the modern economy from the perspective of leaders in each field. Throughout the book, David Snider and Dr. Chris Howard rely on insights gleaned from interviews with top executives in six industries: private equity, hedge funds, management consulting, investment banking, management of Fortune 500 companies, and venture capital. Exploring the histories, firms, people, and mechanics of modern finance, Money Makers is an accessible guide for those looking to make sense of the financial world."--Publisher's website.
 

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Money Makers: Demystifying and Insightful

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Finally there is a book that demystifies the world of finance and the business of management consulting. Whether a reader is a newcomer to such terms as hedge funds, venture capital, and investment ... Read full review

Excellent resource for recent graduates!

User Review  - Munro - Borders

Money Makers is the perfect guide for a graduate who is, like me, slightly overwhelmed at the daunting process of choosing a career path. The book walks you through the different worlds of business ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The BillionDollar Brokers and Traders of Investment Banking
9
The Shepherds and Builders of Business Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship
49
The Billionaire Borrowers Private Equity and Leveraged Buyouts
85
The Market Mavericks Hedge Funds
113
The MillionDollar Analysis of Management Consulting
149
Big Business The Management of Fortune 500 Companies
179
Conclusion
203
Appendices
207
Acknowledgments
237
Notes
238
Index
243
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About the author (2010)

David Snider works in the private equity group at Bain Capital. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Highest Distinction from Duke University.

Dr. Chris Howard is the President of Hampden-Sydney College and Chairman of the Impact Young Lives Foundation. He was previously Vice President for Strategic & Leadership Initiatives at the University of Oklahoma and a manager with General Electric's elite Corporate Initiatives Group. He holds an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School, and is a Rhodes Scholar.

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