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Global Financial Warriors: The Untold Story of International Finance in the Post-9/11 World Paperback – January 17, 2008
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Managers of any business would learn a lot from Taylor's methods. -- Irish Times
Packed with interesting anecdotes and wonderful behind-the-scenes views of international economic policy-making that you won't find in published news. -- Burton G. Malkiel, author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Top Customer Reviews
Professor Taylor occupied his post at the Treasury Department during an eventful time in history. In the book, he details the role of Treasury in the war on terrorism (including the global freezing of funding from al Qaeda and related terrorist groups, attempts to secure Turkey's cooperation in allowing coalition forces to enter Iraq from the north, the rebuilding of financial systems in Afghanistan and Iraq after the change in regime in those two countries), as well as the financial crisis in Argentina in 2001, attempts at reform at the IMF and at the World Bank, and exchange-rate policy negotiations with Japan and China.
Throughout, Mr. Taylor, already well known in academic and public-policy circles as a highly distinguished monetary economist, also emerges as a capable manager (examples: establish clear missions and form specialized teams to achieve those missions; subordinates are most effective when you tell them what to do but not how to do it). Incidentally, reading between the lines, so does President Bush.
What the book is not is yet another sensational score-settling political memoir. Instead, it is a highly informative insider's account of a diverse range of global financial events. The book persuasively illustrates how in the implementation of foreign policy, diplomatic, military, and financial aspects are all interrelated.
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This is a well-written book on what should be a very interesting subject - one which fascinates me. But, frankly, I was not able to finish the book.Published on September 5, 2008 by dallaspatents
John B. Taylor (a name destined to have a middle initial) was the appointee of President George W. Bush to American Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs and this book... Read morePublished on May 8, 2007 by Brian McMahon