Summary of Tearing Down the Walls
How Sandy Weill Fought His Way to the Top of the Financial World and then Nearly Lost It All
Copyright © 2003 by Monica Langley
Published by Wall Street Journal Books / Simon & Schuster, Inc., N.Y.
Sanford Weill leveraged and discarded companies and partners as he climbed to the precarious peak of the financial world.
Monica Langley follows Sandford Weill, a shy Jewish boy from Brooklyn, through his youthful struggles against adversity, his journey to the absolute top of the financial world and his tainted success. Seen through the prism of Weill’s tumultuous career, the financial world is small, despite its importance, internally more like a village than a city. The book just confirms your suspicions that practical finance bears almost no resemblance to what you learned in economics class. getAbstract.com commends Langley for skillfully molding the saga of this titanic financier’s career into such a compelling, well-constructed narrative.
In this summary, you will learn
- The life story of financier Sandford "Sandy" Weill; and
- How Wall Street has functioned internally for the past four decades.
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