Monday, November 29, 2010

Best Unpublicized Business Book of 2010

I devoured Crash of the Titans: Greed, Hubris and the Fall of Merrill Lynch, and the Near Collapse of Bank of America by Greg Farrell. It read like a corporate soap opera with elements of dirty politics, revenge, treachery, greed and backstabbing.

I picked the book up at Borders without reading or seeing any mention or review of it anywhere. This book as well as Too Big To Fail were my favorite business books of 2010.

The book focused on the executive managements at Merrill Lynch with John Thain and Bank of America with Ken Lewis. What struck this reader was how the direct reports of Thain and Lewis were treated. I would not have wanted to work for either guy.

This is a great read---like a novel---and well researched.

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