By Patrick Robinson, Lawrence G. McDonald

ISBN-10: 0307588335

ISBN-13: 9780307588333

One of the largest questions of the monetary difficulty has no longer been spoke back previously. What occurred at Lehman Brothers and why was once it allowed to fail, with aftershocks that rocked the worldwide economic system? during this news-making, frequently unbelievable publication, a former Lehman Brothers vice chairman offers us the directly answers—right from the stomach of the beast.

In A gigantic Failure of universal Sense, Larry McDonald, a Wall highway insider, finds the tradition and unstated ideas of the sport like no ebook has ever performed. The e-book is couched within the very human tale of Larry McDonald’s Horatio Alger-like upward thrust from a Massachusetts “gateway to nowhere” housing venture to the hot York headquarters of Lehman Brothers, domestic of 1 of the world’s hardest buying and selling floors.

We get a close-up view of the members within the Lehman cave in, specifically those that observed it coming with a helpless, indignant sure bet. We meet the Brahmins on the best, whose reckless, pedal-to-the-floor habit to progress ultimately demolished the nation’s oldest funding financial institution. The Wall highway we stumble upon here's a ruthless position, the place brilliance, conceitedness, ambition, greed, ability for relentless toil, and different human features mix in a powerful combine that usually fuels prosperity yet sometimes destroys it.

The complete importance of the dissolution of Lehman Brothers continues to be measured. yet this a lot is sure: it was once a devastating blow to America’s—and the world’s—financial method. And it don't need to have occurred. this is often the tale of why it did.

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