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Business Adventures - Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street-logo

Business Adventures - Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

John Brooks

From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve 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's 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.

From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve 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's 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.
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From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve 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's 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Johnny Heller

Length:

16h 55m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:16


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:30


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:12


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:16


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:21


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:01


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:18


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:22


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:10


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:28


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:52


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:19


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:26


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:12


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:25


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:41


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:24


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:03


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:22


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:13


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:16


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:12


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:29


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:43


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:36


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:10


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:17


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:24


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:45


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:29


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:02


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:16


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:12


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:37


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:00


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:16


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:44


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:17


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:41


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:05


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:13


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:38


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:46


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:16


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:38


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:58


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:52


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:42


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:19


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:07


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:15


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:48


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:42


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:49


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:26


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:23


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:47


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:14


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:20


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:55


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:22


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:57


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:31


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:28


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:50


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:08


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:12


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:52


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:24


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:34


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:39


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:13


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:12


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:58


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:25


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:01


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:00


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:39


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:31


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:33


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:59


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:01


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:21


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:09


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:39


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:56


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:43


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:57


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:48


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:25


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:43


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:24


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:43


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:27


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:09


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:38


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:41


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:37


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:57


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:11


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:38


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:07


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:50


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

07:18


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

07:52


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:20


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:34


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

03:12


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

07:56


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

07:05


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:45


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:21


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:27


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:45


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

07:09


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

07:38


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:59


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

00:56