Market Mover: Lessons from a Decade of Change at Nasdaq

Market Mover: Lessons from a Decade of Change at Nasdaq

by Robert Greifeld
Market Mover: Lessons from a Decade of Change at Nasdaq

Market Mover: Lessons from a Decade of Change at Nasdaq

by Robert Greifeld


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The former CEO and Chairman of Nasdaq shares insights and lessons learned from one of the world's largest stock exchanges, detailing the company's transformation from a fledgling U.S. equities market to a global financial technology company.

During 2003, the U.S. economy was described by one economist as "nervous, anxious, and waiting." In December the Dow had topped 10,000 for the first time in a year and a half, and at year's end the markets were up for the first time since 1999. But in the same year, American troops had moved into Iraq, and corporate boards were cutting CEOs at the slightest signs of trouble.

Amidst this turmoil Robert Greifeld, a former tech entrepreneur from outside the Wall Street bubble, became CEO of Nasdaq, a position he would hold for the next thirteen years. He saw the company through one of the most mercurial economic periods in history: the Bernie Madoff mega-scandal; Facebook's tumultuous and disastrous IPO; Hurricane Sandy's disruption of the world's financial hub; the implosion of America's housing market and the global economic crash that followed, from which we have yet to fully recover. In Market Mover, Bob will write a first-hand account of the most critical moments of his career, with each chapter focusing on a headline-making event and ending with a prescriptive takeaway to impart to his readers.

Now Bob, who stepped aside as Nasdaq's CEO at the end of 2016, is eager to look back at more than a decade of transformational change that occurred on his watch in order to share his insights and lessons with business readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538745137
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 10/08/2019
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Bob Greifeld is former CEO and Chairman of Nasdaq. He is currently Chairman of Virtu Financial, a leading financial technology and trading firm; Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Cornerstone Investment Capital, a financial technology investment firm; and a board member at Capital Rock and Financeware.

Bob is Chairman and Founder of the USATF Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting both athletes from disadvantaged backgrounds and our next generation of Olympians. Bob also serves on the NYC Board of Overseers.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Nasdaq Comes Calling 1

Chapter 2 People First 15

Chapter 3 Triage 38

Chapter 4 Buy the Winners 59

Chapter 5 From Apple to Zillow 79

Chapter 6 A Political Education 100

Chapter 7 The Global Imperative 122

Chapter 8 Grappling with Growth 144

Chapter 9 Blood on the Tracks 163

Chapter 10 The One That Got Away 190

Chapter 11 The Facebook Fiasco 209

Chapter 12 Institutionalizing Innovation 235

Chapter 13 Don't Look Back 258

Acknowledgments 273

Notes 277

Index 279

About the Author 289

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