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House of Cards - Cohan, William D.
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2008, ISBN: 9780141039596

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On the evening of March 16, 2008, Bear Stearns, a swashbuckling eighty-five-year-old institution in the financial world, sold itself for an outrageously low price to the $2 trillion global behemoth JP Morgan Chase. Bear Stearns no longer existed, and the calamitous financial meltdown of 2008 had begun. What went wrong? In House of Cards bestselling author and former investment banker William Cohan gives the reader a front-row seat at Wall Street's catastrophic unravelling at the seams, and the end of the Second Gilded Age on Wall Street. Through the prism of Bear Stearns, he shows how a combination of risky bets, corporate political infighting, lax government regulations and truly bad decision-making have wrought havoc on the world financial system. Cohan's minute-by-minute account of those ten days in March makes for breathless reading, as the bankers at Bear Stearns struggled to contain the cascading series of events that would doom the firm, as the US government and federal bank began to realize the dire consequences for the world economy should the company go bankrupt. But HOUSE OF CARDS does more than recount the incredible panic of the first stages of the financial meltdown. William D. Cohan beautifully demonstrates why the seemingly invincible Wall Street money machine came crashing down. He chronicles the swashbuckling corporate culture of Bear Stearns, the strangely crucial role competitive bridge played in the company's fortunes, the brutal internecine battles for power, and the deadly combination of greed and inattention that helps to explain why the company's leaders ignored the danger lurking in Bear's huge positions in mortgage-backed securities. Full of insider knowledge and larger-than-life characters, such as Ace Greenberg, Bear Stearns' miserly, take-no-prisoners chairman and his profane, colorful rival Jimmy Cayne, whose world-champion-level bridge skills were a lever in his corporate rise and the firm's demise; and Jamie Dimon, the blunt-talking CEO of JPMorgan Chase, who won in the end, House of Cards is a shocking tale of greed, arrogance and stupidity in the financial world, and the consequences for all of us. Business Business eBook, Penguin Books Ltd

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From the author of The Last Tycoons , William D. Cohan´s international bestseller House of Cards: How Wall Street´s Gamblers Broke Capitalism dissects the collapse of Bear Stearns and the beginning of the financial crisis. It was Wall Street´s toughest investment bank, taking risks where others feared to tread, run by testosterone-fuelled gamblers who hung a sign saying ´let´s make nothing but money´ over the trading floor. Yet in March 2008 the 85-year-old firm Bear Stearns was brought to its knees - and global economic meltdown began. With unprecedented access to the people at the eye of the financial storm, William Cohan tells the outrageous story of how Wall Street´s entire house of cards came crashing down. ´A page-turner ... hard to put down, especially thanks to its dishy, often profane, quotes from insiders ... Read it, learn - and weep´ Observer ´A fly-on-the-wall record ... Cohan is a master of this genre. He perfectly captures the raw voice of Wall Street ... like Damon Runyon updated by Martin Scorsese´ Spectator Business ´Action-packed ... gripping´ Sunday Times ´A devastating account of the foul-mouthed, money-grabbing men responsible for Bear Stearns´ collapse´ Business Week William D. Cohan was an award-winning investigative journalist before embarking on a seventeen-year career as an investment banker on Wall Street. His first book, The Last Tycoons , about Lazard, won the 2007 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award and was a New York Times bestseller. His second book, House of Cards , also a bestseller, is an account of the last days of Bear Stearns & Co. How Wall Street´s Gamblers Broke Capitalism Bücher > Fremdsprachige Bücher > Englische Bücher Taschenbuch 04.02.2010 Buch (fremdspr.), Penguin Books Ltd, .201

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How Wall Street's Gamblers Broke Capitalism From the author of The Last Tycoons , William D. Cohan's international bestseller House of Cards: How Wall Street's Gamblers Broke Capitalism dissects the collapse of Bear Stearns and the beginning of the financial crisis. It was Wall Street's toughest investment bank, taking risks where others feared to tread, run by testosterone-fuelled gamblers who hung a sign saying 'let's make nothing but money' over the trading floor. Yet in March 2008 the 85-year-old firm Bear Stearns was brought to its knees - and global economic meltdown began. With unprecedented access to the people at the eye of the financial storm, William Cohan tells the outrageous story of how Wall Street's entire house of cards came crashing down. 'A page-turner ... hard to put down, especially thanks to its dishy, often profane, quotes from insiders ... Read it, learn - and weep' Observer 'A fly-on-the-wall record ... Cohan is a master of this genre. He perfectly captures the raw voice of Wall Street ... like Damon Runyon updated by Martin Scorsese' Spectator Business 'Action-packed ... gripping' Sunday Times 'A devastating account of the foul-mouthed, money-grabbing men responsible for Bear Stearns' collapse' Business Week William D. Cohan was an award-winning investigative journalist before embarking on a seventeen-year career as an investment banker on Wall Street. His first book, The Last Tycoons , about Lazard, won the 2007 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award and was a New York Times bestseller. His second book, House of Cards , also a bestseller, is an account of the last days of Bear Stearns & Co. Bücher / Fremdsprachige Bücher / Englische Bücher 978-0-14-103959-6, Penguin Books Ltd

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From the author of The Last Tycoons , William D. Cohan´s international bestseller House of Cards: How Wall Street´s Gamblers Broke Capitalism dissects the collapse of Bear Stearns and the beginning of the financial crisis. It was Wall Street´s toughest investment bank, taking risks where others feared to tread, run by testosterone-fuelled gamblers who hung a sign saying ´let´s make nothing but money´ over the trading floor. Yet in March 2008 the 85-year-old firm Bear Stearns was brought to its knees - and global economic meltdown began. With unprecedented access to the people at the eye of the financial storm, William Cohan tells the outrageous story of how Wall Street´s entire house of cards came crashing down. ´A page-turner ... hard to put down, especially thanks to its dishy, often profane, quotes from insiders ... Read it, learn - and weep´ Observer ´A fly-on-the-wall record ... Cohan is a master of this genre. He perfectly captures the raw voice of Wall Street ... like Damon Runyon updated by Martin Scorsese´ Spectator Business ´Action-packed ... gripping´ Sunday Times ´A devastating account of the foul-mouthed, money-grabbing men responsible for Bear Stearns´ collapse´ Business Week William D. Cohan was an award-winning investigative journalist before embarking on a seventeen-year career as an investment banker on Wall Street. His first book, The Last Tycoons , about Lazard, won the 2007 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award and was a New York Times bestseller. His second book, House of Cards , also a bestseller, is an account of the last days of Bear Stearns & Co. How Wall Street´s Gamblers Broke Capitalism Buch (fremdspr.) Bücher>Fremdsprachige Bücher>Englische Bücher, Penguin Books Ltd

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From the author of The Last Tycoons , William D. Cohan's international bestseller House of Cards: How Wall Street's Gamblers Broke Capitalism dissects the collapse of Bear Stearns and the beginning of the financial crisis. It was Wall Street's toughest investment bank, taking risks where others feared to tread, run by testosterone-fuelled gamblers who hung a sign saying 'let's make nothing but money' over the trading floor.Yet in March 2008 the 85-year-old firm Bear Stearns was brought to its knees - and global economic meltdown began. With unprecedented access to the people at the eye of the financial storm, William Cohan tells the outrageous story of how Wall Street's entire house of cards came crashing down.'A page-turner ... hard to put down, especially thanks to its dishy, often profane, quotes from insiders ... Read it, learn - and weep'Observer'A fly-on-the-wall record ... Cohan is a master of this genre. He perfectly captures the raw voice of Wall Street ... like Damon Runyon updated by Martin Scorsese'Spectator Business'Action-packed ... gripping'Sunday Times'A devastating account of the foul-mouthed, money-grabbing men responsible for Bear Stearns' collapse'Business WeekWilliam D. Cohan was an award-winning investigative journalist before embarking on a seventeen-year career as an investment banker on Wall Street. His first book, The Last Tycoons , about Lazard, won the 2007 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award and was a New York Times bestseller. His second book, House of Cards , also a bestseller, is an account of the last days of Bear Stearns & Co. Bücher / Sachbücher / Natur & Technik / Allgemeines & Nachschlagewerke Gesellschaft, [PU: Penguin Books]

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House of Cards
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House of Cards

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Written with the novelistic verve and insider knowledge that made "The Last Tycoons" a bestseller, "House of Cards" is a chilling cautionary tale about greed, arrogance, and stupidity in the financial world.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780141039596
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0141039590
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Date de parution: 2010
Editeur: Penguin Books Ltd (UK)
592 Pages
Poids: 0,408 kg
Langue: eng/Englisch

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