- File Size: 2495 KB
- Print Length: 305 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 147780093X
- Publisher: Amazon Publishing (November 5, 2013)
- Publication Date: November 5, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DQC9GJU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,833 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sophie is responsible for modeling financial results from investments in order to help mid-level executives broker acquisitions and growth development for their clients. Her first big assignment is developing models for a potential merger between AlumiCorp and any of several other aluminum manufacturers in support of her group leader, Ethan Pearse's meeting with the AlumiCorp CEO.
Buying In introduces the reader to the highly competitive, back-stabbing environment of investment banking through the interplay of ideas, secrets, and lies among all the major players. The goal of every senior manager is making deals and scoring fees - the bigger, the better - regardless of the eventual success of the client's acquisition. With multiple low- and mid-level analysts working for the same goal - making their superior look good, Sophie soon learns that this requires long hours, missed appointments, and broken relationships.
Buying In starts slowly while building the background of the cultural environment of investment banking challenges and practices. As it progresses, the reader feels their interest growing as Sophie's personal relationship falls apart.Read more ›
The book was solid, interesting, and I enjoyed it. There were some plotlines that stumped me, though. Sophie likes to snoop in people's offices and it just didn't fit the story. It was never really explained to my satisfaction and it seemed like a cheap way to try and reveal (very little) information about some of the other characters. That part could go away and I don't think the novel would suffer much for its loss. The rest could be kept. I liked that the people in the book are flawed without being neurotic to the point of being annoying.
I'd be interested to see if the author writes a sequel or at least another book featuring Sophie. And I would check it out to see where Sophie lands next.
Hemphill builds the story with a pending merger, giving us a front row seat to the players and the financial battle that must be won at all costs. I spent ten years at a venture capital firm in California so I really enjoyed how Hemphill handled the art of the deal and the toll it takes on everyone's values. The stakes are high. The game must be played. With the subprime crisis looming in the background, Vasu and Ethan are forced to manipulate the only pending merger on the bank's slate. Sophie is caught between their gigantic egos and unreasonable demands, yet she finds a way to connect with their client in a way that Vasu and Ethan would never dream possible.
I can never get enough Wall Street thrillers, especially when a young, vulnerable, but highly intelligent woman like Sophie finds her way through the fall out.
Sophie Landgraf grew up in a small town to parents who owned a sheep farm. They were hippies, and none too happy when their child decided to get a degree in finance and pursue a job with Sterling, one of the big New York City banks.
One of the first things we see Sophie doing is going through the desk drawers of the people whom she works for, trying to understand something about them. I liked this quirk of Sophie, and it gave us a look at the secret side of these single-minded people. She goes through her boss Ethan's desk.
"One peek inside his top drawer had been enough for Sophie. Swimming goggles, nail clippers, a Ferragamo tie wound into a tight coil, and packets of Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard. None of that compared to Ira Blumenstein's gold tooth, Kenneth Yang's Darth Vader lollipop, or Rich Angstrom's Magic 8 Ball."
Sophie is a first year hire, so she does all of the grunt work: research and plugging numbers into Excel formulas, then analyzing the data. This world is so foreign to me, and I was fascinated by my immersion into it, thanks to Hemphill's skilled storytelling.
Ethan's team consists of Vasu, an Indian man with a wife and two children he loves but rarely sees, and Sophie.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't make it through the entire book... I was bored to death.Published 3 months ago by LorrieMM
Hemphill showed her very intriguing financial experience through the characters in this novel. At first it was difficult to empathize with the insane work ethic and cut-throat... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rebecca
Sophie's on her way back up and this time she has the confidence to learn from her old mentor. Class and integrity are the character that matters.Published 4 months ago by C. Glass
buying in left me cold. I have been in the business world, not the corporate world.
Sophie came from a family with true values. Read more
This was a very good read. I would suggest any business major considering a Wall Street Career read this at their own risk. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Allison F.Parker
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