Joshua Rosner, co-author of a book detailing Fannie Mae’s role in the housing crisis, said he sees parallels between the failed mortgage-finance giant and the strategies JPMorgan Chase & Co. uses to win government and investor confidence.
Michael Dell roiled Wall Street and the technology industry by announcing last month that he and the private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners would be taking his eponymous home-computer maker private. The deal raised many questions -- most important, whether Dell, by far the largest shareholder, and Silver Lake were paying Dell’s fellow shareholders a fair price for their stock -- yet I’ve read little in the business press that tackled them satisfactorily.
James A. Johnson, the longest- serving member of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s board, is being opposed for re-election by a fund management company that boasts long-time links with billionaire Warren Buffett.
Google Inc. grills “zombie hordes” of job applicants with fiendish puzzles and China spurns “suicidal” economic shock therapy in two of our favorite business books of late. Here’s a list of recommended titles.
Steve Jobs belittles his “bozo” colleagues, Barack Obama falls for Lawrence Summers, and quant Emanuel Derman deplores Wall Street’s “hypocrisies” in three of our favorite business books so far this year. Here’s a list of recommended titles.