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Decisions: Life and Death on Wall Street (Inside Observer Volume 2) Paperback – March 30, 2015
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Praise for Decisions: Life and Death on Wall Street
"Tavakoli takes us on a scenic tour of the recent lowlights of Wall Street and Washington...demystified and rendered tragically human. It's a compelling tale."
Jake Bernstein, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting
"Janet Tavakoli is a born storyteller with an incredible tale to tell. She takes us on a brisk journey from the depravity of 1980s Wall Street to the systemic recklessness that crushed the global economy."
Nomi Prins, author of All the Presidents' Bankers
"Merrill Debauchery Only Begins This Woman's Tale... 'Neither Bill nor I believed Calvi committed suicide,' Tavakoli writes. 'Bill joked that he'd never hang himself. It was too gruesome.'"
"Good things sometimes happen in life. Janet Tavakoli's latest book. Recommend it to all financial professionals."
Global Association of Risk Professionals
"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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Praise for Janet M. Tavakoli
"She knows her stuff, has strong opinions, and turns a colourful quote."
"Janet Tavakoli knows more about the inside of the financial world than nearly anyone else!"
Jim Rogers, Author of Street Smarts - Adventures on the Road and in the Markets
"Intelligent analyst whose command of the arcane world...mixed with a brutally honest analytical framework makes it a pleasure to read her work."
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From the Author
Decisions, is a short nonfiction Wall Street memoir. The pressures of Wall Street's low moral tone and an interconnected web of decisions reshaped people's lives, drove some to despair, and changed the landscape of global finance.
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Top customer reviews
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.
This book is for the average person that wants to see through the veil of fanancial jargon and complicated transactions. She explains it in a way anybody can understand it. That's the magic of this book.
nevertheless always a fan of her
should not miss the first 80%
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A must read for any person interested in finance and politics.