Tennenbaum takes us behind the scenes at Bear Stearns, illuminating the end of that great American success story as never before disclosed. He imparts insights from investment banking, risk arbitrage, and options; how he employed risk to achieve competitive advantage after leaving Bear Stearns and starting his own firms; the inner machinations of his high-stakes deals; and the backstory to innovations he created.
A daredevil who feeds sharks and swims with humpback whales, who has lifted off from an aircraft carrier, descended in a nuclear submarine, trained with the Navy SEALs, and taken the Olympic bobsled run in Innsbruck, and driven an elephant in the Mekong River, Tennenbaum describes his theory of risk as the compelling force of some people’s lives, and the trait that drives visionary pioneers toward their unending accomplishments.
He shares strategies on applying boldness and challenging the status quo to seize opportunities, face struggles that pay off, manage mistakes, and give back to one’s community. Reading RISK, you get to walk in the shoes of an unpredictable, very successful self-made man who follows his own path. Applying personal tales of pushing limits and his experiences with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Smithsonian Institution, Harvard Business School, and the Joffrey Ballet, among other firms and cultural institutions, he demonstrates how to reach greater heights of performance, achievement, and contentment.
RISK is a fascinating look at financial industry management, non-profits and how to help them grow, civic projects and how to combat inertia, and one man’s craving to move the needle of social progress.
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About the Author
Donna Beech is a New York Times bestselling co-author of dozens of books with leaders in the fields of science, law, medicine, psychology, exploration, sports, education, business and the arts.
Table of Contents
Foreword 1 Ted Janulis: President Emeritus, The Explorers Club 7
Foreword 2 Alexander Bystritsky, MD, PhD: Director, Anxiety Program and Target Brain Stimulation, UCLA 9
Foreword 3 Howard Stevenson: Sarofim-Rock Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, Harvard Business School, First Chair of Entrepreneurship Unit 11
Part I Risky Career
Chapter 1 Swimming With Sharks 15
Chapter 2 Gambling on Wall Street 28
Chapter 3 Struggles That Paid Off 97
Part II Risky Investing
Chapter 4 Making Deals 143
Part III Risky Hobbies
Chapter 5 High-Risk Fun 169
Part IV Risky Philanthropy
Chapter 6 Betting on the Future 193
Part V Risky Family
Chapter 7 Family Origins 267
Chapter 8 Finding What Matters 307
Epilogue: The Ultimate Risk 323