The Partnership The Making of Goldman Sachs

by Charles D. Ellis

The Partnership The Making of Goldman Sachs Synopsis

Despite financial turmoil, Goldman Sachs remain the leading investment bank in their field. They are notorious for their unique management culture, unorthodox recruiting techniques - and for their secrecy. In The Partnership Charles Ellis reveals their story. With unparalleled access to the leadership of this famously close-knit firm, Ellis investigates the brilliant individuals who turned a marginal family business into a global powerhouse, weathering recession, scandal and disaster on the way. Among them are high school dropout and financial genius Sidney Weinberg, maverick reinventor John Whitehead, former US treasury secretary Hank Paulson and working-class New Yorker turned current CEO, Lloyd Blankfein. The Partnership reveals the shared values of intensive recruitment, discipline and talent that have tied Goldman Sachs's people together - and made it a survivor.

The Partnership The Making of Goldman Sachs Press Reviews

Rich with insider lore as well as the closed-door dramas of partnership clashes. - The New York Times Book Review Exhaustively researched . . . paints a convincing picture of an institution that has got most of the important things right. - The Economist

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141035246
Publication date: 5th November 2009
Author: Charles D. Ellis
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 768 pages
Categories: Banking, Investment & securities,

About Charles D. Ellis

Charles D.Ellis is a consultant to large institutional investors and government agencies. For thirty years he was managing partner of Greenwich Associates, an international business strategy consulting firm he founded that serves virtually all the leading financial service organisations around the world. Ellis earned his M.B.A from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from New York University. He has taught investment management courses at Harvard and Yale and is the author of twelve books, mostly on investing, and has written nearly one hundred articles for business and professional magazines. Ellis has served on the boards of Harvard ...

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