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The House of Dimon: How JP Morgan's Jamie Dimon Rose to the Top of the Financial World
     

The House of Dimon: How JP Morgan's Jamie Dimon Rose to the Top of the Financial World

by Patricia Crisafulli
 

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A behind-the-scenes look at Wall Street's top banker

Following the eleventh-hour rescue of Bear Stearns by JP Morgan, Jamie Dimon's profile reached stratospheric levels. And while the deals and decisions he's made have usually turned out to be the right ones, his journey to the top of the financial world has been anything but easy.

Now, in The House of

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A behind-the-scenes look at Wall Street's top banker

Following the eleventh-hour rescue of Bear Stearns by JP Morgan, Jamie Dimon's profile reached stratospheric levels. And while the deals and decisions he's made have usually turned out to be the right ones, his journey to the top of the financial world has been anything but easy.

Now, in The House of Dimon, former business journalist Patricia Crisafulli goes behind the scenes to recount the amazing events that have shaped Dimon's career, from his rise to prominence as Sandy Weill's protégé at Citigroup to the drama surrounding his purchase of Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual. Each step of the way, this engaging book provides insider accounts of how Dimon successfully acquired and integrated companies, created efficiencies, and grew bottom-line results as the consummate hands-on manager.

  • Includes interviews with Dimon himself, Sandy Weill, and colleagues who've known Dimon over the course of his career
  • Shows how Dimon's management style and talent for taking calculated risks have allowed him to excel where many others have failed
  • Places Dimon in the context of contemporary Wall Street, an environment that has destroyed several top CEOs

During one of the most difficult and tumultuous periods in Wall Street history, Jamie Dimon has survived and thrived. The House of Dimon reveals how he's done it and explores what lies ahead for Dimon, as he attempts to grow JPMorgan in the face of the unrelenting pressures of Wall Street.

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"It is easy to read and brings together events in the financial markets over the past 40 years that are helpful to review and reflect upon" (Seeking Alpha)

"Crisafulli goes behind the scenes to recount the amazing events that have shaped Dimon's career" (CEO Middle East, April 2009)

"…anyone who reads Ms. Crisafulli’s fiduciary love letter will take away some valuable lessons in running a bank—or, for that matter, a business." (The Wall Street Journal, April 10, 2009)

JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has been called everything from a "whiz kid" and "Wall Street's biggest player" to "a titan and builder" to "cluelessly arrogant." His up-again-down-again ride to the top inspired New York mayor Michael Bloomberg to compare him to a Shakespearean hero; others have been more enthralled by his hands-on management style and talent spotting. Patricia Crisafulli sorts it out in a book that will allow readers to fantasize about their own Walter Mitty corporate careers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470412961
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/06/2009
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Patricia Crisafulli is an accomplished business writer and author who has written or ghostwritten sixteen books on business, finance, and leadership. A former journalist, she was a correspondent in the Chicago bureau of Reuters America. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, and other prestigious national newspapers. Crisafulli has written articles for the "Leisure & Arts" page of the Wall Street Journal and has appeared on television and radio across the country.

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