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The Accidental Investment Banker

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Table of Contents

* A Chicken in Every Pot. * The Accidental Investment Banker. * An Empire on It's Own. *"Let's Ask Sidney Weinberg". * What Investment Bankers Really Do. * The Culture of M&A. * The Rise of John Thornton. * The House of Morgan. * Cracks in the Facade. * Drama of the Gifted Banker. * Take a Walk on the Buy-Side. *"Save the Red Carpet for the talent". * View from the Top. * The Myth of Meritocracy. * King of the SLC's. * The Long Goodbye.

About the Author

Jonathan A. Knee is now a partner at a boutique investment banking firm. He is also Adjunct Professor of Finance and Economics and Director of the Media Program at the Columbia Graduate School of Business. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times , and elsewhere.


"..."warts and all" account of the boom and bust of the late 1990s up until the start of this century." (The Wharf, Thursday 16th August 2007) "...a Wall Street soap opera in the vein of Michael Lewis's Liar's Poker about Knee's time at Morgan Stanley." (Financial Times, Saturday 25th August 2007) "an unusually candid view" (Reuters, Wednesday 5th September 2007) "...this is a compelling read for both navel-gazing corporate financiers and voyeurs of the City and Wall Street." (CPO Agenda, Autumn 2007) "really a great read...will go down as one of the great books on investment banking, just like Liar's Poker" (City AM Podcast, Wednesday 19th December 2007) "Easy enough to understand for even someone outside the industry" (Gulf Business, March 2008) "...candid view of some of the big Wall Street firms, especially Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley." ( , Wednesday 16th April 2008)

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