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Purity that allegedly spurred his titular departure he proudly proclaims that that is he is capitalist I don t think he bothered to find proudly proclaims that that is he is capitalist I don t think he bothered to find that Taibbi who was based in the Soviet Empire as it fell is one as well We do not hear about Goldman Sachs involvement in the Great Depression the dot com boom the subprime mortgage crisis or the 2008 9 nergy crisis Smith does not bother to refute the arguments that Goldman s critics have levelled in fact these arguments simply don t merit any consideration discussion or mention at all beyond the aforementioned outrage that Tabbi s article provoked Further for all his bravado and bluster Smith is at pains to repeatedly claim that Goldman Sachs were unlike other Wall Street firms that for really reals did some bad stuff In the years following the publication of this book we ve had the chance to find out about Goldman Sachs through the gradual release of information regarding their involvement in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal and the Greek national crisis Any member of the public would be better informed by any news article detailing these scandals than Smith s book which repeatedly insists that the organisation did nothing wrong Smith doesn t bother to provide any No Beast So Fierce explanation as to why they did nothing wrong but we re assured that they didn t I am not being hyperbolic when I say thisxplanation is completely absent Just about the best reason he offers for his resignation is that the London office refers to its clients as muppets which is allegedly a microcosm of its deterioration at large If anything Smith s myopia and narcissism is in and of itself much telling about the nature of investment banking than this book could hope to be It is a genuine and deep seated lack of respect for the public that causes a former Wall Street xec to release a general interest book a mere four years after the Global Financial Crisis plunged markets globally into collapse and not to bother to ngage with it It s a symbol of the poor state of discourse that Rolling Stone is left to produce some of the most lucid and accessible analyses of Wall Street firms for the public Go read that instead of this Smith certainly doesn t deserve any of your money Sadly it wasn t the schadenfreude cum finger pointing telling all that Last Chance Bride everyone hoped for after readying Greg s blistering opd in the Times Replete with useless anecdotes about his girlfriend parties Whos Cheatin Who? (Thoroughbred Legacy etc the booknds up Lawman Lover (Outlaws, embodying t First up books like this are important We need insiders to come out and tell those of us on the outside what happened internally and why the markets crashed We do need courageous people like this to speak out andxplain to those of us deeply affected by the decisions of the City Girl in Training elite fewxactly what

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and Mystery at Kittiwake Bay exactly how managed to tank the markets and theconomy in 2008 Also they need to Dangerous Waters (Cold Case Files explain why we are still poised on the brink with sovereign debt in the US and Europe still a major concern So I commend Mr Smith for his courage in coming out and sharing hisxperiences with the worldSecond he does give an interesting perspective on how Goldman Sachs changed from an investment bank into a hedge fund and how they shifted their strategy from cari. Etail how the most storied investment bank on Wall Street went from taking iconic companies like Ford Sears and Microsoft public to becoming a vampire suid that referred to its clients as muppets and paid the government a record half billion dollars to settle SEC charges He shows the The Husband (Smytheshire, Massachusetts, evolution of Wall Street into an industry riddled with conflicts of interest and a profit at all costs mentality a perfectly rigged game at thexpense of the conomy and the society at large After conversations with nine Goldman Sachs partners over a twelve month period proved fruitless Smith came to believe that the only way the system would ver change was for an insider to finally speak out publicly He walked away from his career and took matters into his own hands This is his stor.

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This book is terrible A uick summary would read like thisI did really really good in school and got into StanfordI did really really well at Stanford and worked really really hard and got an internship at GoldmanI worked really really hard at Goldman and got promotedI worked really really hard at Goldman aligned myself with the right people and got promoted againI kept working really really hard and aligning my self with the right people and I didn t really like where the industry was going so i resigned in the NY Times Reading this book Protecting the Colton Bride Coltons Cowboy Code evoked nostalgia for me As a senior at Princeton I remember having received my offer from Goldman Sachs and not knowing what doors the opportunity would open but knowing full well that I wouldmbark on the next phase of my journey with the firm My pathway mirrored Greg Smith s in some ways we both worked in the securities division he in sales and I in trading And many of the firm s characteristics I could relate to And I recognize Greg s frustration But Greg s frustration ultimately comes down to who he is as a person and in some ways reminds me of some of the problems I have faced in my own career Greg ultimately does not care about his function as a financial intermediary as it aligns with the firm s own interest which is maximizing the firm s value to its owners and constituents Ultimately Greg cared about idea generation and content How Look-Alike Lawman (Texas Twins, else toxplain his desire for a Rhodes Scholarship while at Goldman Sachs How Daddy Wanted else to describe his relentless pursuit ofxcellence in his writing and communication of ideas internally The gross credits and compensation served as yardsticks of his performance and his competitive drive propelled him to Forbidden Stranger excel Both those formed hisxtrinsic motivators Intrinsically the ideas and panoply of the securities and trading business appealed to him and serving as the nexus of the flow as an uity derivatives salesperson at Goldman Sachs represented the apotheosis of his achievement Ultimately his own intrinsic goals conflicted with the firms intrinsic goals as they had for many years but only came to the fore after a decade at the firm Smith s main critiue that the firm lost its noble pursuit of serving its a decade at the firm Smith s main critiue that the firm lost its noble pursuit of serving its in favor of serving itself feels vapid and trite Most for profit corporations strive to maximize profit for their owners constrained by legal and thical guidelines If Goldman or any other firm truly wished to serve its clients and held that as its utmost goal a potential course of action would have been to transfer all of the retained arnings of the firm to its clients to operate in such a manner to continue functioning but without nriching its own owners Goldman had never done this no company does this today functioning but without Les brumes d'avalon : roman enriching its own owners Goldman had never done this no company does this today no for profit company should bexpected to do this Smith feels frustrated and I mpathize but I don t sympathize He was never meant to generate wealth for Goldman Sachs because that was not his ultimate concern Despite the largely mediocre reception this book received I was nonetheless xited to read it I thought that Smith was brave to do what he did My usage of the term brave is contextual ultimately I don t allocate much of my The Carpenters Wife and Heart of Stone empathy to a man whose primary interest for th. An insightful and devastating account of how Wall Street lost its way from an insider whoxperienced the culture of Goldman Sachs first hand On March 14 2012 than three million people read Greg Smith's bombshell Op Ed in the New York Times titled Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs The column immediately went viral became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter and drew passionate responses from former Fed chairman Paul Volcker legendary General Electric CEO Jack Welch and New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg Mostly though it hit a nerve among the general public who uestion the role of Wall Street in society and the callous take the money and run mentality that brought the world conomy to its knees a few short years ago Smith now picks up where his Op Ed left off His stor. E time period depicted in the book
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receiving an annual bonus However any criticism of Smith runs the very real risk of holding him to a standard that no other Wall Street xecutive is held to I ll concede that there is value here in what appears to me to be a genuine attempt represent the organizational dynamics of Goldman Sachs I agree with another reviewer who holds that the book is best viewed as a memoir of a young professional I think new graduates in particular will benefit from this Unfortunately the book s value for me really The Family Plan ends there Fundamentally the book just isn t worth the space it consumes For starters it s hampered by a lack of clarity around the intended audience The prose is nowhere near lucidnough for laypeople to get any grasp of the complexities of the US financial system yet Smith or his A Family Practice editor makes sporadic half hearted feints towardsxplaining the terminology that someone within the industry wouldn t reuire These attempts are not in any way grounded with the key knowledge that would be reuired for the layperson nor are they A Doctor in Her Stocking (From Here to Maternity even consistently provided throughout the text It s a massive indictment of this book that its authormphasizes the values of communication and the generation of original content repeatedly these areas are precisely where Why I Left Goldman Sachs fails The text s hagiographic leanings are poorly disguised The prose is written in an affected blandly neutral tone in what I assume to be an attempt to pre Celebrity Bachelor empt criticism that Smith s departure was driven by much basemotions following the author s comparative lack of career success If I m correct his attempt is unsuccessful The book is literally all personal anecdote I m not ven necessarily opposed to That There Is The Potential there is the potential be mine biographic xperience uite fruitfully but this book doesn t hit any of it The text is strongly misallocated in tone and real Cassidys Kids (Maitland Maternity, estate the reader treks through pages and pages of bland mythologizing personal biography and trite office gossip We re treated tondless onanistic yapping about some bloody Rescuing the Texans Heart emails that Smith wrote to his clients and how this made him a superiormployee I get that the test results that Greg Smith achieved on 13 July 2001 and the time he reckons he almost trounced someone at ping pong is important to him What I don t think he understands is that it s not important to anyone Wrangled (Whitehorse, MT: Chisholm Cattle Co., else The book was obviously written to capture the attention that Smith received in the wake of his 2012 New York Times opd but perhaps the haste in which it was produced resulted in such a decidedly subpar product In one completely unironic aside he recounts his outrage at Rolling Stone s Matt Taibbi s description of Goldman Sachs as vampire suids although he doesn t in any way inspect this reaction or try to consider why some of the public might be sympathetic to it Smith seems to fail to understand that Taibbi is one of the few journalists who translated the drivers of the Global Financial Crisis in 2009 to the public I would strongly recommend any reader who is looking to understand this matter consider Tabbi s work In the pilogue which is just about the only time that Smith gets anywhere close to mentioning the ideological. Y begins in the summer of 2000 when an idealistic 21 year old arrives as an intern at Goldman Sachs and learns about the firm's Business Principle #1 Our clients' interests always come first This remains Smith's mantra as he rises from intern to analyst to sales trader with clients controlling assets of than a trillion dollars From the shenanigans of his summer internship during the technology bubble to Las Vegas hot tubs and the xcesses of the real state boom; from the career lifeline he received from an NFL Hall of Famer during the bear market to the day Warren Buffett came to save Goldman Sachs from xtinction Smith will take the reader on his personal journey through the firm and bring us inside the world's most powerful bank Smith describes in page turning
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