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A fascinating read about Ivar Kreuger and his financial dealings and companies. In the wake of the financial crisis the world is currently facing, Partnoy's book seems all the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by A&P
An absolutely amazing story - masterfully researched and written!
I cannot figure out why Ivar Kreuger is not a household name.
Frank Partnoy is a Professor of Law and Finance and he is an expert in complex financial structures and regulation. Read morePublished 17 months ago by investingbythebooks
Perhaps the best aspect of this book is that it is short. Partnoy has resisted the temptation to which other business writers and many biographers have succumbed, to feel the need... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Duffman
This book follows the rise & fall of Ivar Kreuger. It's fascinating reading, with much of the content ripped off of recent headlines (Bernie Madoff, Enron, etc.). Read morePublished 17 months ago by Douglas Hileman
This is a great book on arguably the greatest scammer to ever existed. Forget Ponzi, Madoff or the tulip bubble. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Richard Dassei
Great story; well written. Good lessons to be learned from this brilliant conman.
Frank Partnoys other book Infectious Greed is also excellent.
It's pretty hard to make a book about finance come alive but Partnoy's done just that. Ivar Kruger is a fascinating character who seems almost fictional. Read morePublished on November 28, 2011 by BrianS
From the very first pages,when swedish"match king" Ivar Kreuger sails to america and while on-board the ship cons the rich and the influential with stuff and nonsense designed to... Read morePublished on May 25, 2011 by Sharon Levenson