Former Goldman Sachs Vice President Lisa Endlich draws on an insider’s knowledge to bring to life this unique company and the most stunning. Goldman Sachs, in most years the most profitable investment bank in the country, Lisa Endlich, Author Alfred A. Knopf $30 (p) ISBN Luckily, Lisa Endlich opens this mystery in her book Goldman Sachs – The Culture of Success. Endlich explains the history of the firm from the.

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It’s more like a life style and a whole life career than just a job. The partners stated that they wished they had delved completely savhs the background of the client before taking him on and vowed to do so in the future, since that had tarnished their reputation.

After many difficulties and postponements, the firm became a public firm. Goldman Sachs rule the world. Jan 19, Jose rated it really liked it. Fifteen years earlier, when Penn Central railroad, a Goldman Sachs. We’re too big now. The pride in some cases bordering on hubris is still there.

I do like the finance. Endlich tells the story of the highly successful investment bank Goldman Sachs, from its beginnings in to the point last summer when the company was on the verge of going public NB: Although had been a very successful year, the firm had suffered a few large bond trading losses, and some partners had grown concerned.


For the hundred or so in “the zone,” the inside term for those actually in contention, everything was at stake — prestige, recognition, riches. For those interested in the history of markets the book also covers the time frame when the American firms tried to enter into the European market and all the difficulty ssuccess came from that.

This is one of the difficult books to read. Now the Japanese Yen falls day by day. Goldman Sachs – The Culture of Success. Maister Limited preview – Mar 06, James R Hunter rated culturs it was ok. Most members of the management committee spoke, but when Rubin and Friedman, who were already widely regarded as heirs apparent, tbe to present their vision of the future, everyone listened more closely. This was a huge thing for a firm that had lasted as long as just a partnership.


I did find some of the history here interesting, especially about the creation of Block Trading and Hedge Funds. At the almost end of the 20th century, the leaders This book mainly narrates the history of the Goldman Sachs and how it became a public company.

Only five days later, the management committee that so recently had bestowed this honor proposed to take it away. Partners fulture been forced to trust the recommendations of their colleagues. Weinberg”s anointed officially joined the partnership on Monday, December 1,the first day of the firm”s new fiscal year.

Goldman Sachs: The Culture Of Success

Sexual harassment and racial discrimination suits, with ever larger settlements or awards for damages, were becoming increasingly common on Wall Street. Trivia About Goldman Sachs: I thought this was fascinating since I knew next to nothing about the oof before delving into this book. This book is more like a “just-the-facts” history of Goldman Sachs, vulnerabilities, disappointments, and all. Risky, capital-intensive activities like trading some of it for the firm”s own account rather than as an agent for clientsmuch of which was under Rubin”s management, and principal investments long-term strategic investments made by the partnership in operating buFriedman”s latest brainchild, could not be operated easily with the firm”s existing partnership capital.

Ok book if you like investment banking. There is a great competition to get in, but when you get in, the really competition only starts, if – and as almost everyone is – you are aiming to become a partner someday. Inthe management committee had decided to incorporate, going as far as printing up new business cards before changing their minds and leaving the private partnership in place.


I had to put this one in there as it still sits on my bookshelf.

Goldman Sachs: The Culture Of Success by Lisa Endlich

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Goldman Sachs hires the very most talented young people from the best universities, but to be brilliant and wise is not enough, the more important is that you fit into the house’s culture. Much was at stake; the future of Goldman Sachs would be decided in the next thirty-six hours. Thirty years earlier, Weinberg”s own cultrue, the legendary Sidney Weinberg, had issued him the same invitation.

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Feb 12, Andrew Keen rated it eachs it. For days rumors had circulated but the official agenda had not been disclosed. Maybe that’s why I enjoyed it so much, it b a wealth of new information for me. The pressure on Wall Street firms to become more diverse was considerable, and Goldman Sachs was one of the last to bow. It discussed the history of the firm from the founders to the process of going public and why the people at the firm have such high values and an amazing reputation.

Stockholders would own much of the firm”s capital, and a board golcman directors, presumably with outside members, would rule on issues of policy.

Weinberg”s simple statement, “I would like to invite you to join the partnership,” was for most the reward for a decade of grinding hard work.