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Decisions: Life and Death on Wall Street (Inside Observer Volume 2) Paperback – March 30, 2015
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"An authority on credit derivatives, has written a reflective memoir about life in the world of finance. Tavakoli is not a woman who employs words carelessly, and when she says fraud she means ... fraud."
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In short, this book is nearly a decade of Ms. Tavakoli's writings and insight distilled to its key points and compacted into less than 100 pages.
Our society spends most of the time preoccupied with nonsense news, pointless celebrities and gossip. In the meantime, bankers and politicians are setting us up, and robbing us blind. They are demonstrating how fool we are and how they keep stealing our money and we let them get away with it. It discuss me the arrogance and clear disregard for ethics and common decency.
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a bit short and the last chapter was too much of rhetoric.
nevertheless always a fan of her
should not miss the first 80%
Janet, as usual, doesn't hold back in your rather scathing reviews of what really goes on on Wall Street. Read morePublished 5 months ago by H. Robertson
I'm old enough to remember Nixon waving goodbye to his supporters, crying "I am not a crook!" Little Ricky just couldn't fit in to modern times. Read morePublished 9 months ago by David A. Mccrae
Honest books about the financial world are very rare. This is an absolutely excellent book about the realities of the characters who our government has wasted trillions to prop up... Read morePublished 9 months ago by D. Flint
Interesting to read an insiders view of Wall Street complete with misogynistic and corrupt bankers leading the economy astray. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Susan Bell
Valuable inside information and insight about the Wall Street scandals that have threatened to bring down the U.S. financial system.Published 10 months ago by Stephen Swecker
This is a perfect example of how personal opinion and sympathy can paint a very different picture of events. Janet paints a very sympathetic view of one character (BB). Read morePublished 11 months ago by optionguy
Book was not a great read. It did not flow well. Subject matter was not something that interested me. A real stinker.Published 12 months ago by Dale Gilman
Janet Tavakoli is not only one heck of a great writer, but also a person of high moral integrity. Read more