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    • The Silo Effect

    • Why putting everything in its place isn't such a bright idea
    • By: Gillian Tett
    • Narrated by: Eilidh L. Beaton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    In The Silo Effect, award-winning journalist Gillian Tett examines the structural development of institutions such as UBS, Sony and the Bank of England. While the world is increasingly interlinked in some senses, it remains profoundly fragmented in others. As organisations become larger and more global than ever before, they are apt to be divided and sub-divided into numerous different departments to facilitate productivity. However, there is a trap to the inevitability of these silos.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Facebook, Sony & why the gap?

    • By Suzanne on 01-21-16

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Silo Effect

    • The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers
    • By: Gillian Tett
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    From award-winning columnist and journalist Gillian Tett comes a brilliant examination of how our tendency to create functional departments - silos - hinders our work and how some people and organizations can break those silos down to unleash innovation.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocre reader and weakly supported thesis

    • By John Bailey on 10-28-15

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Fool's Gold

    • By: Gillian Tett
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    Gillian Tett brings to life in gripping detail how the Morgan team's bold ideas for a whole new kind of financial alchemy helped to ignite a revolution in banking, and how that revolution escalated wildly out of control. The deeply reported and lively narrative takes readers behind the scenes, to the inner sanctums of elite finance and to the secretive reaches of what came to be known as the "shadow banking" world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding narrative about the financial crisis

    • By D. Littman on 07-17-09

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Fool's Gold

    • By: Gillian Tett
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A best seller on both sides of the Atlantic, Fool's Gold is a key commentary on the causes of the recent financial crisis. Taking readers back to the invention of credit-derivative obligations (CDOs) at J. P. Morgan in 1994, and the subsequent exponential growth of that market, Tett explains how credit derivatives seemed a win-win for the financial world, freeing up capital, increasing profits, and diversifying risk.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent but with one criticism....

    • By Karin on 12-07-12

    Regular price: $20.24