Former Goldman Sachs Vice President Lisa Endlich draws on an insider’s knowledge to bring to life this unique company and the most stunning. Goldman Sachs, in most years the most profitable investment bank in the country, Lisa Endlich, Author Alfred A. Knopf $30 (p) ISBN Luckily, Lisa Endlich opens this mystery in her book Goldman Sachs – The Culture of Success. Endlich explains the history of the firm from the.

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Feb 22, Erik rated it it was ok. And she describes in detail the monumental events of that shook Goldman Sachs and the financial world. The management committee believed that in order to expand into new businesses, additional capital of a more permanent nature would be required.

Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the boldman right of any screen. His conversations would be brief; good news travels fast. A good entertaining book and long live Goldman! Senior partner of Lazards said “The believe if they are successful it is because they are particularly smart and then because they are particularly smart they can do anything”. Pride for ones homeland being the primary factor for what is important to Hitler.

The all-white, all-male partnership had invited into its ranks the first African American and the first woman in its history. Yet those selected knew that after years of grueling sixty- seventy- or even eighty-hour weeks spent on trading floors, in clients” offices, or on airplanes, the real work was only now about to begin. I would definitely recommend this.

Maister Limited preview – Still today, there is some speciality, if your business card is of Goldman Sachs. Made me feel proud and a little nervous to be a part of it. What do you think how much the Japanese yen against the US dollar is good for Japanese society? Medium [kit] Physical Description v, 71 p. Cultture are not an overly creative or culure organization–but what they do they do better than anyone much like Ohio State football is about excellence over dynamic playbook design.

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Contents The Family Firm. Narration interspersed with flashbacks is used at the beginning of the book to stress on the track of being a public company, I think, which is the core of this story. What makes Goldman Sachs so special? Oct 13, Amanda rated it really liked it Shelves: The Culture Of Success. Berry would be first and Garland E. Although Endlich highlights the importance of culture to Goldman Sachs, one can easily notice that the culture has also changed a lot during the years, while the company itself has changed a lot.

For the first time, existing partners had been unfamiliar with some of the candidates. Writing style is quite dry, but the author does intersperse quotes from Goldman leadership throughout to add some necessary color. Impersonality had crept into the process. I couldn’t help but feel bad for the man since, from what Lisa reports, he embodied a lot of elements that Hitler would respect in a person. I dont know why i read this Other editions – View all Goldman Sachs: Unfortunately history would not make this a pleasant situation since shortly after he returned to Germany Adolf Hitler was named Der Fuhrer.

Goldman Sachs: The Culture of Success

Wood last; alphabetical order was the rule. Before it was a partnership and proud of it, nowadays it is a publicly listed company like the others. This was a decent book as it discussed the formation of Goldman Sachs and how the amazing culture was formed at the firm.

Aug 26, Daniel Clausen rated it really liked it. Lists What are lists? To give you a short answer: The pride in some cases bordering on hubris is still there. This is one of the difficult books to read.


There is a lot to learn for many about how the investment bank operates, and especially how to lead an investment bank into success. One very interesting fact is that Goldman Sachs has typically had two persons in similar leading positions at the same time.

Goldman Sachs: The Culture Of Success by Lisa Endlich

One of the parts that I found to be the most interesting was some of the family history concerning the Goldman’s and the Sachs’ during the great depression and moving into World War II. Account Options Sign in. This book is more like a “just-the-facts” history of Goldman Sachs, vulnerabilities, disappointments, and all. I found it revealing how much time was spent discussi No doubting the author’s skill and knowledge of subject, I found this book to be interesting despite its absolute and complete bias.

In an abrupt break with one hundred seventeen years of history, the management committee was proposing that Goldman Sachs become a public corporation. Now the Japanese Yen falls day by day. All of this fits in with their mantra–greedy, but long term greedy. If you’re looking for the magical secret to Wall Street, you’re going to be disappointed.

Perhaps the ethos and pride they have for the safeguarding of their own culture could have been used when regarding the rest of us. It has given me some new ideas. The partners stated that they wished they had delved completely into the background of the client before taking him on and vowed to do so in the future, since that had tarnished their reputation.

There is something special in the culture of Goldman Sachs. We’re too big now.