Best Andrew Ross Sorkin books

Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System--and Themselves

Andrew Ross Sorkin

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Named a Best Book of the Year by: The Economist, The Financial Times, Business Week, and 800-CEO-Read

Winner of the Gerald Loeb Award for Best Business Book

Too Big To Fail is too good to put down. . . . It is the story of the actors in the most extraordinary financial spectacle in 80 years, and it is told brilliantly.” The Economist 

“Vigorously reported, superbly organized . . . For those of us who didn’t pursue MBAs—and have the penny-ante salaries to prove it—Sorkin’s book offers a clear, cogent explanation of what happened and why it matters.” —Julia Keller, Chicago Tribune

“Sorkin’s prodigious reporting and lively writing put the reader in the room for some of the biggest-dollar conference calls in history. It’s an entertaining, brisk book.” Paul M. Barrett, The New York Times Book Review 

“Sorkin’s densely detailed and astonishing narrative of the epic financial crisis of 2008 is an extraordinary achievement that will be hard to surpass as the definitive account.” —John Gapper, Financial Times 


A brilliantly reported true-life thriller that goes behind the scenes of the financial crisis on Wall Street and in Washington, the basis for the HBO film 

In one of the most gripping financial narratives in decades, Andrew Ross Sorkin-a New York Times columnist and one of the country's most respected financial reporters-delivers the first definitive blow- by-blow account of the epochal economic crisis that brought the world to the brink. Through unprecedented access to the players involved, he re-creates all the drama and turmoil of these turbulent days, revealing never-before-disclosed details and recounting how, motivated as often by ego and greed as by fear and self-preservation, the most powerful men and women in finance and politics decided the fate of the world's economy.

Too Big to Fail 1st (first) edition

Andrew Ross Sorkin

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Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System---and Themselves by Andrew Ross Sorkin (2009-10-20)

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Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story

Alexandra Wolfe

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In a riveting, hilarious account, reporter Alexandra Wolfe exposes a world that is not flat but bubbling—the men and women of Silicon Valley, whose hubris and ambition are changing the world.

Each year, young people from around the world go to Silicon Valley to hatch an idea, start a company, strike it rich, and become powerful and famous. In Valley of the Gods, Wolfe follows three of these upstarts who have “stopped out” of college and real life to live and work in Silicon Valley in the hopes of becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk. No one has yet documented the battle for the brightest kids, kids whose goals are no less than making billions of dollars—and the fight they wage in turn to make it there. They embody an American cultural transformation: A move away from the East Coast hierarchy of Ivy Leagues and country clubs toward the startup life and a new social order.

Meet the billionaires who go to training clubs for thirty-minute “body slams” designed to fit in with the start-up schedule; attend parties where people devour peanut butter-and-jelly sushi rolls; and date and seduce in a romantic culture in which thick glasses, baggy jeans, and a t-shirt is the costume of any sex symbol (and where a jacket and tie symbolize mediocrity). Through Wolfe’s eyes, we discover how they date and marry, how they dress and live, how they plot and dream, and how they have created a business world and an economic order that has made us all devotees of them.

A blistering, brilliant, and hysterical examination of this new ruling class, Valley of the Gods presents tomorrow’s strange new normal where the only outward signs of tech success are laptops and ideas.

The Helsinki Effect: Public Alternatives to the Guggenheim Model of Culture-Driven Development

Terike Haapoja

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Helsinki is the chosen site for the Guggenheim Museum's latest effort to replicate the much-contested "Bilbao Effect." Advocates of better methods for fusing the arts and urbanism combined to launch an alternative design competition in 2015. The Next Helsinki helped to amplify a public debate about the role of culture in civic health and economic development that has consequences far beyond the Finnish case-study.

In addition to cataloging the hundreds of entries from dozens of countries, The Helsinki Effect includes essays by leading urbanists, artists, and architects about the significance of the competition and the principles that inspired it.

UR10 The Helsinki Effect

Editors: Terike Haapoja, Andrew Ross, and Michael Sorkin

Contributors: Miguel Robles-Durán; Terike Haapoja; Juhani Pallasmaa; Andrew Ross; Michael Sorkin; Kaarin Taipale; Mabel Wilson; Sharon Zukin

"Responding to a competition for the design of a new Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki, the authors contributing to this volume deconstruct the values underlying use of the arts to promote economic competitiveness. The uniqueness of this edited book lies in its focus on the commodification of artistic achievement and the ensuing failure to foster local creativity. In investigating the impact of brand-name institutions on construction labor, art markets, and city life, it is an important addition to the critical urban studies literature." --- Susan S. Fainstein, Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Design

" The Next Helsinki showed that there is great potential for imagining a lively, attractive city that grows out of the unique culture of the region. The Helsinki Effect opens a needed view to global conversations in city planning and art. Recommended reading for everybody interested in art, Helsinki, or both! --- Ilona Anhava, Gallerist, Gallery Anhava, Helsinki

Quicklet - Andrew Ross Sorkin's Too Big To Fail

Noelle Duncan

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Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. Andrew Ross Sorkin is an award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author. He has been a regular contributor to The New York Times since he was a student at Cornell University. He is also a co-anchor of CNBC's Squawk Box, a business news program and founder of DealBook, a news service that reports on daily deal-making on Wall Street. Sorkin is a recipient of the Gerald Loeb award for business journalism in Too Big to Fail and a Society of American Business Editors and Writers award for breaking news. Sorkin wrote Too Big to Fail to provide a detailed, moment-by-moment account of the 2008 financial crisis. He used interviews with over two hundred individuals involved in the financial meltdown to piece together a blow-by-blow narrative of events. Too Big to Fail recounts the story of the unbelievable events of the 2008 financial crisis Lehman Brothers' historic collapse, the Bank of America-Merrill Lynch merger, the nationalization of AIG, and Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs' transformations into highly regulated banks. Beyond the story of failed financial empires, Too Big to Fail is a human drama, telling stories of the greed, hubris and perseverance of some of the biggest players on Wall Street and in the U.S. Government. Too Big to Fail won a Gerald Loeb award and remained on The New York Times Best Seller List list for six months. Reuters dubbed it The Book of the Crisis. Too Big to Fail received glowing reviews in top publications such as the Bloomberg News Review, The Economist, and The Financial Times. Sorkin continues to be seen as a top authority on all things Wall Street. BOOK EXCERPT FROM THE ANDREW ROSS SORKIN QUICKLET: TOO BIG TO FAIL The chapter opens with Tim Geithner, President of the New York Federal Reserve, arriving in Washington, DC. Only a few weeks earlier, Geithner had co-facilitated the $29 billion government backstop that helped persuade Jamie Dimon to take over Bear Stearns. His decision to back Bear Stearns was unpopular with many in the private and public sectors. Geithner also struggled with being unpopular on Wall Street, as he was regarded as young and inexperienced. Unlike his predecessors, he wasn't a former Wall Street banker or an investor, but a career technocrat. Despite Geithner's greenness, he was one of the few who was skeptical of Wall Streets credit boom before it collapsed. Geithner and Robert Steel, Undersecretary for Domestic Finance for the Treasury, attend a meeting with the Senate Banking Committee. Steel dodges questions regarding the government's role in the Bear Stearns fire sale deal. Members of the Senate express their discontent with the government-assisted takeover and question whether this might set a dangerous precedent for other companies on Wall Street. Steel and Geithner defend their actions and explain that the deal was done for the good of the country and the global financial system, not for private gain. The details of the Bear Stearns deal are revealed in this chapter. Weeks earlier, Dimon received a call from Alan Schwartz, the CEO of Bear Stearns, asking for help he needed $30 billion to survive. Unable to produce the amount on short notice, Dimon called Geithner, who was able to grant JP Morgan a loan over the weekend. Geithner pressured Dimon to take over Bear Stearns in order to stabilize the financial market. ...to be continued! Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less.

CHAPTER OUTLINE

  • Introduction
    • Background Information
    • Overall Summary
    • List of Important People
    • Key Terms & Definitions
    • ...and much more
  • Chapter-By-Chapter Summary
    • Summary of Too Big To Fail’s Prologue
    • Summary of Too Big To Fail Chapter 1
    • Summary of Too Big To Fail Chapter 2
    • Summary of Too Big To Fail Chapter 3
    • ...and much more
  • ...and much more

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Summary & Study Guide Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin

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Too Big to Fail Study Guide contains comprehensive summaries and analysis of the book.

This study guide includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descritions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion on Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin.