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Banker to the World: Leadership Lessons From the Front Lines of Global Finance Hardcover – April 4, 2011
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About the Author
William R. (Bill) Rhodes is the retired senior vice chairman and senior international officer of Citigroup and Citibank. He is President and CEO, William R. Rhodes Global Advisors, LLC; senior advisor, Citi; and professor-at-large, Brown University. Bill gained a reputation for international financial diplomacy in the 1980s and 1990s as a result of his leadership in helping manage the external debt crises that involved developing nations and their creditors worldwide. He has since served as a trusted advisor to governments, financial officials, and corporations worldwide. He is a director of many for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and has received numerous decorations and honors from governments and institutions.
Top Customer Reviews
Rhodes is a living legend in the world of global finance. An important, enjoyable - MUST READ -especially if you want to understand what is going on in the Eurozone today"
David X Martin
What makes this book particularly unique is the authors ability to not only recall his very real and personal involvement in a wide array of major historic global financial crises, but more importantly his ability to succinctly reflect on them and provide the reader practical leadership lessons that can be easily applied to modern day challenges, both big and small. As a result, this book lends itself to academia, as well as seasoned financial professionals. It would also be hoped, that those who actually make policy would take the time to read this book.
The plethora of valuable information means this book deserves a spot in your personal library, as it will certainly stand the test of time since it draws upon decades and decades of source material written by one of the best minds of our time on the subject of financial crises.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bill Rhodes knows what he is writing about.He is an expert on the subject of sovereign debt restructuring.Published 19 months ago by Gerardo P. Vantienhoven
The value of the book is in the stories behind the scenes of the negotiations of sovereign debt.
The "lessons" are just some vague and obvious phrases. Read more
Easy to read account of the debt problems in LDC over the last 50 years. Emphasizes the importance of personal relations when dealing with international matters. Read morePublished on April 17, 2014 by Salvador Rodrigueza
As a Citibank employee I am proud of the work and global contribution promoted by Mr Rodhes. As a Brazilian I could witnessed what he had done for our region. Read morePublished on March 2, 2014 by Aecto Pinto
Bill Rhodes is an awesome banker - I hear him often on Bloomsberg
interesting read - a few stories are from 30-40 years ago but it's interesting how history reaps itself.
Mr.Rhodes has been there and back. There is just no substitute for experience when trying to make sense of the present and predict the future. Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by Mal MacD
William Rhodes' "Banker to the World" is an intriguing read in the world of banking, finance, and politics. It provides an insight that only a person in Mr. Read morePublished on January 16, 2013 by Book Hawk
"Banker to the World" is structured around ten leadership lessons that Bill Rhodes learned in over five decades as an international banker. Read morePublished on October 10, 2012 by DPB