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King of Capital
- The Remarkable Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone
- By: John E. Morris, David Carey
- Narrated by: George K. Wilson
- Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
The financial establishment---banks and investment bankers, such as Citigroup, Bear Stearns, Lehman, UBS, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley---were the cowboys, recklessly assuming risks, leveraging up to astronomical levels, and driving the economy to the brink of disaster.
Great Story Ruined by Monotone Reading
- By Marc on 04-23-13
Very complete story of Blackstone vs. rest of PE
If you could sum up King of Capital in three words, what would they be?
Inside private equity
What did you like best about this story?
The details about how many of the deals were structured and the thought processes behind them.
What about George K. Wilson’s performance did you like?
Indifferent to Wilson's performance, but I can say that I listened to it on 1.5x and I have no complaints on his style.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
A great read for anyone who wants to learn more about Schwarzman, Blackstone, and private equity in general.
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