Tag Archives: Financial crises

Between debt and the devil: money, credit, and fixing global finance by Adair Turner.

Overview: Adair Turner became chairman of Britain’s Financial Services Authority just as the global financial crisis struck in 2008, and he played a leading role in redesigning global financial regulation. In this eye-opening book, he sets the record straight about what really caused the crisis. It didn’t happen because banks are too big to fail—our …
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After the music stopped: the financial crisis, the response, and the work ahead by Alan S. Blinder.(New York : Penguin Press, 2013)

Overview “Blinder is a master storyteller . . . one of the best books yet about the financial crisis.” —The Wall Street Journal Alan S. Blinder—esteemed Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board under Alan Greenspan—is one of our wisest and most clear-eyed economic thinkers. In After …
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Fatal risk: a cautionary tale of AIG’s corporate suicide by Roddy Boyd. (Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2011)

Synopsis The inside story of the company at the center of the financial maelstrom and how it brought down the entire economic system. Written by star investigative reporter Roddy Boyd, Fatal Risk is the first book to tell the complete story of AIG’s pivotal role in the 2008 financial crisis. Relying on insider information available …
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A Colossal Failure of Common Sense: the Incredible Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers by Lawrence G. McDonald and Patrick Robinson. ISBN: 9780091936150

Synopsis One of the biggest questions addressing the financial crisis has not been answered until now. What happened at Lehman Brothers and why was it allowed to fail, with aftershocks that rocked the global economy? In this news-making, often astonishing book, a former Lehman Brothers vice-president gives us the straight answers- right from the belly …
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Leadership in the Era of Economic Uncertainty: the New Rules for Getting the Right Things Done in Difficult Times by Ram Charan. ISBN: 0071626166

Synopsis A noted expert on business strategy, Ram Charan, describes steps you can take right now to steer your organization away from the pitfalls and position it for a new future. You’ll find practical techniques that will help you cope with, among other things, cash and credit crunches, shrinking budgets, collapsing markets, sinking workforce morale, …
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