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The Partnership - The Making of Goldman Sachs

Charles D. Ellis

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Goldman Sachs is the most profitable and powerful investment bank in the world today. Fifty years ago, it was a marginal family firm with limited prospects. How did it ascend to leadership in Europe, Asia, North and South America; make many, many partners fabulous fortunes; and become the leader in IPOs, M&A, FX, bond dealing, stock brokerage, derivatives, hedge funds, private equity, and real estate? As a strategy consultant to Goldman Sachs for more than thirty years, Charles D. Ellis developed close relationships with many of the firm's past and present leaders around the world. In The Partnership he probes deeply into the most important chapters in the firm's history, revealing the key events and decisions that tell the colorful, character-driven story of how Goldman Sachs became what it is today. Ellis tells the illuminating stories of the great personalities who sowed the seeds of Goldman Sachs's success: from Sidney Weinberg, a junior high school dropout with a flair for markets; to Gus Levy, who brought a ferocious intensity to every minute of every workday; to John Whitehead, who wrote the core values that defined a culture of teamwork in serving clients; to the unpretentious John Weinberg, who was the quintessential relationship banker of his era; to Robert Rubin and Hank Paulson, who both became secretary of the treasury; to Governor Jon Corzine; and finally to Lloyd Blankfein, current CEO and chairman of Goldman Sachs. Starting as a sole proprietorship dealing in commercial paper in the mid-nineteenth century, Goldman Sachs became an innovative underwriter, struggled to survive the crash and Depression, and came out of World War II to complete what was then the single most important transaction in Wall Street's history: Ford Motor Company's IPO. Goldman Sachs overcame a full set of dramatic perils: Penn Central's bankruptcy, Robert Maxwell's abusive frauds, and insider trading scandals. Ellis demonstrates how the firm's core values, intensive recruiting, entrepreneurial creativity, and disciplined

Language:

English

Narrators:

Norman Dietz

Length:

33h 2m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

10:04


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

44:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

38:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:04:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:05:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

58:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

45:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:03:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:29:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:05:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

46:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

51:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

54:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

40:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

39:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:08:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:11:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

30:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

50:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:14:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

46:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:06:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:16:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

52:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:31:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

57:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

54:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

38:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

48:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:14:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

23:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:01:25


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:22:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

37:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

17:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:27