Andrew Ross Sorkin became solidified his position as a celebrity reporter when he wrote, Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System—and Themselves.
Even if you haven’t read the book, you’ve been affected by it. The story told in Sorkin’s TBTF has informed and influenced actions and events during the past two years. This summary is from publisher:
Andrew Ross Sorkin delivers the first true behind-the-scenes, moment-by-moment account of how the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression developed into a global tsunami. From inside the corner office at Lehman Brothers to secret meetings in South Korea, and the corridors of Washington, Too Big to Fail is the definitive story of the most powerful men and women in finance and politics grappling with success and failure, ego and greed, and, ultimately, the fate of the world’s economy.
Although previously available in snippets on YouTube, the complete lecture by Andrew Ross Sorkin to the Foreign Policy Association on November 2, 2009 is now available in its entirety. It is well worth viewing.
This lecture is about three themes. It is “… about the process, how this book was created … about how and why these people would ever tell me some of the things they did.” It is also about “… the story .. and where the surprises are.” And finally, it is about “… some of the lessons learned, which more than anything was the goal when I started this project.”
Debit and credit – – David Albrecht