October 30, 2009

News & Opinion: Lords of Finance Wins FT Goldman Sachs Book Award

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:50 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Last night, it was announced at the Goldman Sachs Business Book Award ceremony in London that Liaquat Ahamed's Lords of Finance won business book of the year. Lloyd Blankfein said of the book, “Lords of Finance is a timely reminder that turmoil and instability in financial markets are not an invention of the 21st Century.” A refreshing statement as the economy makes a slow turnaround from the past year.
The book details the economic collapse of the 1920s, through the stories of four men whose positions in the financial industry shaped the future. More attention to books such as Ahamed's can help how we think about the economy, and if we're in any position to effect it, make the right decisions.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.