When Genius Failed

Author(s): Roger Lowenstein

Business and Law

This title tells the story of long-term capital management where a group of elite investors believe they can beat the market and, like alchemists, create limitless wealth for themselves and their partners. In fact, they create a trillion-dollar hole in the international banking system.

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'A must-read thriller for anyone who works, or invests in markets. It is a story of how arrogance can drive greed and fear to extremes.' Scotsman 'Richly textured and lucidA riveting account that reaches beyond the market landscape to say something universal about risk and triumph, about hubris and failure.' New York Times 'Lowenstein has written a squalid and fascinating tale of world-class greed and, above all, hubris.' Business Week 'This book is story-telling journalism at its best' The Economist

Roger Lowenstein has reported for the Wall Street Journal for more than a decade and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and The New Republic. He is the author of Buffet: the Making of an American Capitalist.

General Fields

  • : 9781841155043
  • : Overseas
  • : Overseas
  • : January 2002
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Roger Lowenstein
  • : Paperback
  • : 332.660973
  • : 288
  • : illustrations