The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World
"The Age Of Turbulence" is Alan Greenspan s incomparable reckoning with the contemporary financial world, channeled through his own experiences working in the command room of the global economy longer and with greater effect than any other single living figure. Following the arc of his remarkable life s journey through his more than eighteen-year tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board to the present, in the second half of "The Age of Turbulence" Dr. Greenspan embarks on a magnificent tour d horizon of the global economy. The distillation of a life s worth of wisdom and insight into an elegant expression of a coherent worldview, "The Age of Turbulence" will stand as Alan Greenspan s personal and intellectual legacy."
Alan Greenspan was born in 1926 in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. After studying the clarinet at Juilliard and working as a professional musician, he earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Economics from New York University. In 1954, he co-founded the economic consulting firm Townsend-Greenspan & Co. From 1974 to 1977, he served as Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Gerald Ford. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan appointed him Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, a position he held until his retirement in 2006.
NEWS: The Best Books OF ALL TIME! - The Independent Edition
Posted December 16, 2008, 3:52 PM with category of General BusinessJack and Todd will soon have the definitive list of the best business books of all time published, but, in the meantime, here is what The Independent's Sean O'Grady has to say on the matter. He chooses from both "timeless classics [and] the latest crop of credit crunch chronicles. " It's an interesting list because it's from a newspaper that leans to the left side of the British political spectrum, providing a perspective from the side of the aisle that doesn't speak up on business books as often. Read more
NEWS: Business Books For The Current Credit Crunch
Posted September 29, 2008, 2:59 PM with category of Finance & EconomicsShelf Awareness, a great site that follows the book trade, requested book suggestions that would help explain the current credit crisis. On Friday, they ran the piece under the heading Meltdown Lit: Recommended Books for the Wall Street Debacle. Please go check out the whole piece. Read more
NEWS: Love the lists
Posted December 19, 2007, 1:36 PM with category of General BusinessGotta love this time of year. Lots of lists. As is true in business book publishing. Read more
NEWS: Another List
Posted December 13, 2007, 9:36 PM with category of General BusinessRebecca pointed us all to Amazon's Best Books of 2007 last month, and in light of all the other lists coming out lately, I thought it'd be a good idea to revisit that list and highlight the business titles on it. There were three business categories--Business, Business Narratives, and Finance & Investing. So without further ado, the choice of Amazon's editors were. Read more
NEWS: BusinessWeek's Best Business Books of 2007
Posted December 12, 2007, 10:17 PM with category of General BusinessI have always appreciated BusinessWeek's commitment to the category of business books. The magazine reviews books in each issue and publish its monthly business book bestseller list. Continuing in their support, here are the slideshow of books BusinessWeek choose in 2007 as their Best Business Books of the Year: In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India by Edward Luce Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia by Joe Studwell The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World by Alan Greenspan The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb The Strategy Paradox: Why Committing to Success Leads to Failure (And What to Do About It) by Michael E. Read more
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