The Partnership by Charles D. Ellis audiobook

The Partnership: The Making of Goldman Sachs

By Charles D. Ellis
Read by Norman Dietz

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200125890

  • ISBN: 9798200125883

  • ISBN: 9798200125906

Runtime: 33.04 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Goldman Sachs is the most profitable and powerful investment bank in the world today. Fifty years ago, it was a marginal family firm with limited prospects. How did it ascend to leadership in Europe, Asia, North and South America; make many, many partners fabulous fortunes; and become the leader in IPOs, M&A, FX, bond dealing, stock brokerage, derivatives, hedge funds, private equity, and real estate? As a strategy consultant to Goldman Sachs for more than thirty years, Charles D. Ellis developed close relationships with many of the firm's past and present leaders around the world. In The Partnership he probes deeply into the most important chapters in the firm's history, revealing the key events and decisions that tell the colorful, character-driven story of how Goldman Sachs became what it is today. Ellis tells the illuminating stories of the great personalities who sowed the seeds of Goldman Sachs's success: from Sidney Weinberg, a junior high school dropout with a flair for markets; to Gus Levy, who brought a ferocious intensity to every minute of every workday; to John Whitehead, who wrote the core values that defined a culture of teamwork in serving clients; to the unpretentious John Weinberg, who was the quintessential relationship banker of his era; to Robert Rubin and Hank Paulson, who both became secretary of the treasury; to Governor Jon Corzine; and finally to Lloyd Blankfein, current CEO and chairman of Goldman Sachs. Starting as a sole proprietorship dealing in commercial paper in the mid-nineteenth century, Goldman Sachs became an innovative underwriter, struggled to survive the crash and Depression, and came out of World War II to complete what was then the single most important transaction in Wall Street's history: Ford Motor Company's IPO. Goldman Sachs overcame a full set of dramatic perils: Penn Central's bankruptcy, Robert Maxwell's abusive frauds, and insider trading scandals. Ellis demonstrates how the firm's core values, intensive recruiting, entrepreneurial creativity, and disciplined risk taking—incorporating technology and hard work—laid the foundations, multiplied the firm's resources and profits, and magnified its power until it became today's Goldman Sachs: one of the most successful business organizations in the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Fascinating The Boston Globe
“Rich with insider lore, as well as the closed-door dramas of partnership clashes.” New York Times
“Fascinating!” Boston Globe
“Lively and engaging.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Charles D. Ellis

Author Bio: Charles D. Ellis

Charles D. Ellis is a consultant to large public and private institutional investors. For three decades, he was managing partner of Greenwich Associates, the international business strategy consulting firm. He has taught investing at both Harvard and Yale and is the author of fifteen books, including the bestseller Winning the Loser’s Game.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 33.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English