The Murder of Lehman Brothers
by Joseph Tibman
The Murder of Lehman Brothers is the story of greed run amok. The story is told in the words of someone who was there when Lehman, post 9/11, became the firm that always outperformed; someone who was a witness to what a small handful of people inside Lehman did to crush it with the assistance of misguided, inept politicians and a dysfunctional, antiquated regulatory infrastructure. The Murder of Lehman Brothers is not only for those who earn their livings (or used to) working in the financial markets. It is written simply for anyone who wants to understand the perfect storm of screw-ups that has led to the current crisis. It is a primer that explains why action must be taken to ensure no one is ever again in a position to dismantle the system or bet the bank, bringing down major institutions and threatening the entire global economy.
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The Murder of Lehman Brothers featured by WSJ Europe’s Future Leadership Institute*.
Today The Wall Street Journal Europe’s Future Leadership Institute featured “The Murder of Lehman Brothers” in its “Books for Brains” contest today. WSJ Europe is highly selective about books chosen for this contest. The Future Leadership Institute counts among its members The London School of Economics and more than 160 other leading European universities. The Murder of Lehman will again be honored next Thursday when it is featured in “Books for Brains” for a second week.
*(between 2007 and 2011 the Institute carried temporarily the name ‘The Wall Street Journal Future Leadership Institute’)
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