skip to content
The accidental investment banker : inside the decade that transformed Wall Street Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The accidental investment banker : inside the decade that transformed Wall Street

Author: Jonathan A Knee
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Jonathan A. Knee had a ringside seat during the go-go, boom-and-bust decade and into the 21st century, at the two most prestigious investment banks on Wall Street--Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. In this candid and irreverent insider's account of an industry in free fall, Knee captures an exhilarating era of fabulous deal-making in a free-wheeling Internet economy--and the catastrophe that followed when the bubble  Read more...
Rating:

based on 1 rating(s) 1 with a review

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan A Knee
ISBN: 0195307925 9780195307924
OCLC Number: 65819926
Description: xviii, 254 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: A chicken in every pot --
The accidental investment banker --
An empire of its own --
"Let's ask Sydney Weinberg" --
What investment bankers really do --
The culture of M & A --
The rise of John Thornton --
The House of Morgan --
Cracks in the façade --
Drama of the gifted banker --
Take a walk on the buy-side --
"Save the red carpet for the talent" --
View from the top --
The myth of meritocracy --
King of the SLCs --
The long goodbye.
Responsibility: Jonathan A. Knee.
More information:

Abstract:

In this candid and irreverent insider's account of an industry in free fall, Knee captures an exhilarating era of fabulous dealmaking in a freewheeling Internet economy--and the catastrophe that  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when giants like Mary Meeker moved millions with a single appearance on CNBC. Knee, a partner at boutique investment bank Evercore Partners Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews

WorldCat User Reviews (1)

Worth reading

by toppi (WorldCat user published 2009-02-15) Excellent Permalink

I bought 5 copies for my friends. It is very good material to knowing investment banks. Especially for those non-professional ones like me.

  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful. Did it help you? 
  •   
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (3)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/65819926>
library:oclcnum"65819926"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/65819926>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2006"
schema:description"A chicken in every pot -- The accidental investment banker -- An empire of its own -- "Let's ask Sydney Weinberg" -- What investment bankers really do -- The culture of M & A -- The rise of John Thornton -- The House of Morgan -- Cracks in the façade -- Drama of the gifted banker -- Take a walk on the buy-side -- "Save the red carpet for the talent" -- View from the top -- The myth of meritocracy -- King of the SLCs -- The long goodbye."@en
schema:description"Jonathan A. Knee had a ringside seat during the go-go, boom-and-bust decade and into the 21st century, at the two most prestigious investment banks on Wall Street--Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. In this candid and irreverent insider's account of an industry in free fall, Knee captures an exhilarating era of fabulous deal-making in a free-wheeling Internet economy--and the catastrophe that followed when the bubble burst. Populated with power players, back stabbers, celebrity bankers, and godzillionaires, here is a vivid account of the dramatic upheaval that took place in investment banking. Indeed, Knee entered an industry that was typified by the motto "first-class business in a first-class way" and saw it transformed in a decade to a free-for-all typified by the acronym IBG, YBG ("I'll be gone, you'll be gone"). Increasingly mercenary bankers signed off on weak deals, knowing they would leave them in the rear-view mirror. Once, investment bankers prospered largely on their success in serving the client, preserving the firm, and protecting the public interest. Now, in the "financial supermarket" era, bankers felt not only that each day might be their last, but that their worth was tied exclusively to how much revenue they generated for the firm on that day--regardless of the source. Today, most young executives feel no loyalty to their firms, and among their clients, Knee finds an unprecedented but understandable level of cynicism and distrust of investment banks. - Publisher."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/198134700>
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"The accidental investment banker : inside the decade that transformed Wall Street"@en
schema:numberOfPages"254"
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.