Too Big to Fail

The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System from Crisis — and Themselves

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Andrew Ross Sorkin delivers the first true behind-the-scenes, moment-by-moment account of how the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression developed into a global tsunami. From inside the corner office at Lehman Brothers to secret meetings in South Korea, and the corridors of Washington, Too Big to Fail is the definitive story of the most powerful men and women in finance and politics grappling with success and failure, ego and greed, and, ultimately, the fate of the world’s economy.

“We’ve got to get some foam down on the runway!” a sleepless Timothy Geithner,...

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Bill Gates CEO/Microsoft[On Bill Gates's reading list in 2011.] (Source)

Max Levchin Co-founder/PayPal, CEO/Affirm, Investor[Max Levchin recommended this book as an answer to "What business books would you advise young entrepreneurs read?"] (Source)

John Lanchester This is a minute-by-minute account of how the whole financial system nearly went over the brink in 2008, and the astonishing sense of tension and danger involved. (Source)

Juliet Davenport I didn’t understand how the economy had got into the current mess. So this was a fascinating story of greed and disregard for process. (Source)

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