Given the recent economic turmoil, it is more important than ever for people to learn about the dynamics of business and finance. David Snider and Chris Howard provide readers with a clear understanding of key financial industries and deliver insights and analysis from the people leading these fields. This is the book for a savvy layperson interested in exploring business today. (Suzy Welch, New York Times bestselling author and columnist, with Jack Welch, for BusinessWeek magazine)
An excellent read on the inner workings of business and finance. I was particularly impressed by the lucid discussions of the consulting industry and the role of executives at Fortune 500 companies. (Stephen Kaufman, Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Business School, former Chairman and CEO of Arrow Electronics, former partner at McKinsey & Company)
This is a fabulous book for understanding entrepreneurship, venture capital and the symbiotic relationship they share. Money Makers takes readers inside these fields with highly relevant, engaging examples and a clear articulation of industry dynamics. (Reed Hastings, Founder and CEO of Netflix)
Money Makers provides very insightful views into the business world and the issues it currently faces. Its depth will contribute materially to the public understanding of finance today. (Bill George, Author of 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis, Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School, former CEO of Medtronic, director of Goldman Sachs)
Money Makers is both a wonderful primer for individuals thinking about entering the investment business and a fine reference for someone trying to understand the financial world today. (Stephen Kay, Retired Partner at Goldman Sachs)
Howard and Snider provide a concise and dynamic view of the venture capital business. Anyone who wants to understand the mechanics of this industry will learn from and enjoy the book, particularly those who aspire to be venture capitalists. (Nicholas Beim, General Partner, Matrix Partners)
Approachable and insightful, Money Makers takes you inside many of the most selective industries within the business world. Private equity, hedge funds, management consulting and the like are often referenced in the media but seldom fully explained. With their own experience and the wisdom of the business and finance leaders they interviewed, the authors have done a remarkable job making sense of these sophisticated fields. (Jim Ellis, Dean of the USC Marshall School of Business, former President and CEO of Porsche Design)
I was blown away at how insightful Money Makers is. A fresh look at the DNA of private equity, venture capital, hedge funds and more. I wish something like this existed when I started my career in finance. (Jeff Bloomberg, Principal at Gordon Brothers, former Senior Managing Director for Retail and Consumer Products at Bear Stearns)
Money Makers answers the questions too few people have been willing to ask! An incredibly valuable addition to the library of anybody who wants to understand the workings of the generally "hidden" parts of business and finance. (Len Schlesinger- President Babson College)
Money Makers is a must read for anyone considering a career in finance, consulting, or management. David Snider and Chris Howard deftly describe each of these secretive professions with unparalleled detail. Using real life examples and interviews with industry veterans, the book provides everything you will need to know about these prestigious fields and the people leading them. (Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments, Director of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.; The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and Starbucks Corporation)
About the Author
David Snider works in the private equity group at Bain Capital. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Highest Distinction from Duke University.
Dr. Chris Howard is the President of Hampden-Sydney College and Chairman of the Impact Young Lives Foundation. He was previously Vice President for Strategic & Leadership Initiatives at the University of Oklahoma and a manager with General Electric's elite Corporate Initiatives Group. He holds an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School, and is a Rhodes Scholar.