Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

Written by:
John Brooks
Narrated by:
Johnny Heller

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2014
16 hours 54 minutes
From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America.

What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety; these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened. Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. John Brooks's insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history repeats itself. Five additional stories on equally fascinating subjects round out this wonderful collection that will both entertain and inform listeners. . . Business Adventures is truly financial journalism at its liveliest and best.
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Bill McGuire

This was only my second book from audiobook so take it for what it's worth but I thought it was a good listen. I thought the narrator did a nice job and overall I'm glad I listened to it.

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The stories are old(fashioned), but to be expected seen the date of the book.It was not the easiest listen, so be prepared to pay attention.

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