TOO STUPID TO QUIT: BANKING AND BUSINESS LESSONS LEARNED THE HARD WAY

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Author House, Jun 28, 2004 - Business & Economics - 228 pages

This is a book that will be helpful to readers, who are interested in banking, management practices, leadership, and the Atlanta business scene with insights of the “key movers and shakers” and the deals they consummated. It will have a strong appeal for bankers in general, neophyte managers, and the seasoned professional. An abundance of practical business skills, strategy, tactics formulation, and marketing techniques are presented. These issues and insights are highlighted throughout the publication for easy review and applicability.

Many of my experiences in the Marine Corps and in Vietnam are reviewed in the book as to lessons learned and how these were ultimately modified to fit a business environment. These stories and comparisons are unique. They will provide the reader with insight into both the leadership and management process viewed with a new and different approach under very unusual circumstances.

Banking customers should also find the information helpful. It will provide them with a broader insight into the banking world and issues involving their own financial future.

 

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Contents

Chapter One Destiny
1
Chapter Two An Unlikely Banker
9
Chapter Three The First National Bank of Atlanta
27
Chapter Four Too Stupid To Quit
45
Chapter Five First Georgia Bank
75
Chapter Six The Unpiggy Bank
89
Chapter Seven Values
107
Chapter Eight Transition
123
Chapter Nine Georgia Federal Bank FSB
141
Chapter Ten Endgame
155
Chapter Eleven First Financial Management Inc
179
Chapter Twelve ebank Financial Services Inc
189
Observations
197
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Page xv - A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
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About the author (2004)

Richard D. Jackson is a 1959 graduate of Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. He is the chairman of the board of Atlanta based ebank Financial Services, Inc. and a director of Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. also headquartered in Atlanta. Previously, he held the positions of president and chief executive officer of two banks in Atlanta, First Georgia Bank and Georgia Federal Bank, FSB for over 20 years, and concluded his business career as the chief operating officer and vice chairman of First Financial Management Corporation an information services company. Jackson served as an officer in the Marine Corps for eight years and was awarded the Silver and Bronze Stars and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry for action in Vietnam. He is the author of two other books, Yesterdays are Forever, A Rite of Passage thorough the Marine Corps and Vietnam War and The Last Fast White Boy, a story on athletics at Marshall in the fifties.

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