Good Guys and Bad Guys: Behind the Scenes with the Saints and Scoundrels of American Business (and Everything in Between)

Good Guys and Bad Guys: Behind the Scenes with the Saints and Scoundrels of American Business (and Everything in Between)

by Joe Nocera

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ISBN-13: 9781591844396
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/30/2011
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joe Nocera is a columnist for The New York Times, and co-author of All the Devils are Here. He spent ten years at Fortune as a contributing writer, editor at large, executive editor, and editorial director. He has won three Gerald Loeb awards for excellence in business journalism and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2006. He lives in New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 It's Time to Make a Deal: Texas Monthly, October 1982 7

2 Jobs Agonistes (Steve, That Is) 47

The Second Coming of Steve Jobs: Esquire, December 1986 49

Good Luck with That Broken iPod: The New York Times, February 4, 2006 65

Weighing Jobs' Role in a Scandal: The New York Times, April 28, 2007 68

3 The Ga-Ga Years: Esquire, February 1988 73

4 Michael Milken, Mitigated (Well, a Bit): GQ, December 1992 98

5 Charlie Merrill and His Stock: GQ, October 1994 107

6 Lawyers from Hell 125

Fatal Litigation: Fortune, October 16 and 30, 1995 127

The Lawyer Companies Love to Hate: The New York Times, July 2, 2006 157

7 How the Bancrofts Blew It 161

Disgruntled Heiress Leads Revolt at Dow Jones: Fortune, February 3, 1997 163

A Family's Benign Neglect at Dow Jones: The New York Times, August 4, 2007 175

8 Saint Warren of Omaha: Money, July 1998 179

9 The Rise and Fall of Henry Blodget 187

The Cheerleader: Money, June 1999 188

Led into Temptation? Who Wasn't?: The New York Times, September 3, 2005 191

10 The Smartest Guys in the Room 195

A Revenge Fantasy, Except It's Reality: The New York Times, January 28, 2006 196

Mr. Skilling, for the Defense: The New York Times, April 15, 2006 200

Fastow's Long Walk to Less Time: The New York Times, September 30, 2006 203

11 The Quantitative, Data-Based, Risk-Massaging Road to Riches: The New York Times Magazine, June 5, 2005 207

12 If It's Good for Philip Morris, Can It Also Be Good for Public Health?: The New York Times Magazine, June 18, 2006 224

13 The Cufflinks That Went to China 243

The Board Wore Chicken Suits: The New York Times, May 27, 2006 244

Overstock's Campaign of Menace: The New York Times, February 15, 2006 248

After Five Years, His Voice Can Still Crack: The New York Times, September 9, 2006 252

Give Me a Double Shot of Starbucks Nostalgia: The New York Times, March 3, 2007 255

Our Love-Hate Relationship with Wal-Mart: The New York Times, November 5, 2005 259

The Cufflinks That Went to China: The New York Times, January 21, 2006 262

14 Return of the Raider: Fortune, May 27, 2002 267

Acknowledgments 283

Index 287

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Good Guys and Bad Guys: Behind the Scenes with the Saints and Scoundrels of American Business (and Everything in Between) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Business_Reader More than 1 year ago
There were several enjoyable articles but the Good Guy of them all for me happens to be James J.Dunne III of Sandler & O'Neill Partners. Although I've always felt that Michael Milken got a raw deal, I thoroughly enjoyed the articles on Michael. Good read. Good reread.