More Positive Reviews
edited: Sunday, November 08, 2009
By Joseph Tibman
Not "rated" by the Author.
Posted: Sunday, November 08, 2009
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Sampling of Quotes From the Reviews of the Book
"Joseph Tibman, you've written a great book
"a fascinating history that covers nearly 20 years of Dick Fuld's rise and fall at Lehman. " --Donald R. van Deventer, PhD - Kamakura
"I recommend you read The Murder of Lehman Brothers to find out why the financial crisis happened.
"This is the only [financial crisis book] that brings Wall Street culture to life and shows how reckless excess was fed by Washington politicians
""Joe" doesn't pull any punches with his mea culpas about "drinking the Kool-Aid," "rationalizing away risks...of delusional financiers,"
"I'm touting this book not only because it rings true about the Wall Street I know, but because it implicates the Washington political leaders who paved the way for Wall Street's excessive risk taking and predatory lending" --Capital Gains and Capital Games
"This is a great story narrated by someone that is quite candid in the wheeling and dealings of a once proud investment banking firm.
"... highly readable... and well paced...insight that will keep you turning the pages." --BookPleasures
"What it does better than anything else is humanize a firm and its employees in a way that's been rare of late.
""The Murder of Lehman Brothers" is a better book [than A Colossal Failure of Common Sense]
"He [Tibman] presents a more nuanced portrait of the firm, its leadership, particularly CEO Richard Fuld, and the rank and file.
"So who (or what) killed Lehman? Tibman presents a more complex and shifting judgment, which is one of the strengths of the book.
"...moves quickly and inexorably
"...the lesson from Tibman's memoir of Lehman is the profound ambiguity of a seductive culture and an all-powerful, if Wizard of Oz-like leader." --The Deal Magazine
"Explosive." --N'Digo Chicago Weekly, Matthew Sapaula, Host of Money Smart Radio
"The Murder of Lehman Brothers is a compelling narrative of one insider's journey within the burning walls of the failed investment bank... a fresh account" --Market Folly
"Tibman has probably written the most user-friendly account of LB's demise and guide to the economic collapse of 2008.
"His first-person perspective provid[es] a connection with the events and the firm that is missing from the many other books on LB.
"...much of what he has written appears sincere and genuine, written with a welcome bluntness and honesty." --Civilian Reader (UK) - Stefan Fergus