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  • Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
  • Written by: John Brooks
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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Narrated by: Johnny Heller
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Publisher's Summary

From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion 12 classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America

What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety; these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened.

Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. John Brooks’ insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history repeats itself.

Five additional stories on equally fascinating subjects round out this wonderful collection that will both entertain and inform listeners... Business Adventures is truly financial journalism at its liveliest and best.

©2014 John Brooks (P)2014 Random House Audio

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12 different aspects of macro financial world

I liked the narration. I would have to revisit the audiobook. I am not a financial expert , however I can learn few things from this.

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IT'S MOSTLY ABOUT THE STOCK MARKET

Chapter 1 is amazing in this book ! Thank you so much for sharing this useful data greatly appreciated.

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Too much wall street and not enough business.

I really enjoyed a couple Chapters. The Edsel story is excellent. Xerox too.
But found the overall book too wall street technical and more about stocks than business.
Book is dated but lessons are timeless.

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