Paper Fortunes: Modern Wall Street; Where It's Been and Where It's Going
A LONG, WILD RIDE
Paper Fortunes is the richly-detailed story of Wall Street from post-war heyday to present woes, from a player whose experiences, profiles of the colorful personalities involved and learned observations of the forces shaping the business make it insightful and timely. Smith, a long-time Goldman Sachs banker and now a distinguished NYU professor of finance, enables anyone working on the Street, investing with it, or just appalled by its worst shenanigans to understand how the industry has grown, changed and evolved, and what its future prospects are.
From various Goldmans, Sachses, and Lehmans through to Richard Fuld, Henry Paulson and Tim Geithner, Paper Fortunes tells the ongoing story of the shifting U.S. market economy through the actions of the people who've shaped it for the last 60 years and will shape it for the next 60 years.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hmmn - LibraryThing
Pretty interesting book, but sometimes the language gets a little bit too technical. I really couldn't read it straight through, and I found myself skipping around. So I guess I should say it was ... Read full review
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