Know­ing the Ty­coon

Ti­tle: Money and Power Au­thor: Wil­liam D. Co­han Pub­lisher: Dou­ble­day Price: $17.33 No. of pages: 672

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Wil­liam D. Co­han, the prize win­ning au­thor of the ‘The Last Ty­coons’ and ‘House of Cards’, has come up with the his­tory of one of the most dom­i­nant and con­tro­ver­sial in­vest­ment bank, Gold­man Sachs.

Gol­man Sachs has al­ways boasted its ‘Gold­man Way’ work­ing in the fi­nan­cial in­dus­try. It ac­quired such busi­ness model by gather­ing the most re­fined tal­ent of the in­dus­try and mak­ing them work to­wards the prin­ci­ples of greater good.

‘Money and Power’ is a prod­uct of Co­han’s re­mark­able hard­work of re­view­ing thou­sands of pages of gov­ern­ment doc­u­ments, court cases, SEC fil­ings, Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion Act pa­pers and con­duct­ing over 100 in­ter­views with clients, com­peti­tors, reg­u­la­tors, cur­rent and for­mer Gold­man em­ploy­ees. The ef­forts have let Co­han to throw light on one of the strong­est fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tion which has shown the abil­ity to with­stand se­vere fi­nan­cial cri­sis along with keep­ing its rep­u­ta­tion and huge prof­its in­tact.

Co­han has pre­sented Gold­man Sachs with a re­porter’s strong in­ves­tiga­tive in­stincts and a nat­u­ral sto­ry­telling nar­ra­tive com­mand

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