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report book issue pdf Report an mobile Report an issue PDF/EPUBBased on unparalleled access to those involved and told with compelling pace and drama The Bank that Lived a Little describes three decades of boardroom intrigue at one of Britains biggest financial institutions In a tale of feuds grandiose dreams and a struggle for supremacy between rival strategies and their adherents Philip Augar gives a riveting account of Barclays journey from an old Quaker bank to a full throttle capitalist machine The disagreement between those ambitious for Barclays to join the top table of global banks and those preferring a smaller domestic rolein keeping with the banks traditions cost three chief executives their jobs and continues to divide opinion within Barclays the City and beyondThis is an extraordinary corporate thriller which among much else describes how Barclays came to buy Lehman Brothers for a bargain price in 2008 why it was so keen to avoid taking government funding during the financial crisis and the price shareholders have paid for a decade of barely controlled ambition But Augar also shows how Barclays experiences are a paradigm for Britains social and economic life over thirty years which saw the City move from the edge of the economy to its very centre These decades created unprecedented prosperity for a tiny number and made the reputations of governments and individuals but then left many of them in tattersThe leveraged society the winner takes all mentality and our present era of austerity can all be traced to the influence of banks such as Barclays Augars book tells this rollercoaster story from the perspective of many of its participants and also of those affected by the grip they came to have on Britain.

Based on unparalleled access to those involved and told with compelling pace and drama The Bank that Lived a Little describes three decades of boardroom intrigue at one of Britains biggest financial institutions In a tale of feuds grandiose dreams and a struggle for supremacy between rival strategies and their adherents Philip Augar gives a riveting account of Barclays journey from an old Quaker bank to a full throttle capitalist machine The disagreement between those ambitious for Barclays to join the top table of global banks and those preferring a smaller domestic rolein keeping with the banks traditions cost three chief executives their jobs and continues to divide opinion within Barclays the City and beyondThis is an extraordinary corporate thriller which among much else describes how Barclays came to buy Lehman Brothers for a bargain price in 2008 why it was so keen to avoid taking government funding during the financial crisis and the price shareholders have paid for a decade of barely controlled ambition But Augar also shows how Barclays experiences are a paradigm for Britains social and economic life over thirty years which saw the City move from the edge of the economy to its very centre These decades created unprecedented prosperity for a tiny number and made the reputations of governments and individuals but then left many of them in tattersThe leveraged society the winner takes all mentality and our present era of austerity can all be traced to the influence of banks such as Barclays Augars book tells this rollercoaster story from the perspective of many of its participants and also of those affected by the grip they came to have on Britain.

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☉ Report an issue PDF / Epub ❤ Author Philip Augar – Ahali.co Based on unparalleled access to those involved and told with compelling pace and drama The Bank that Lived a Little describes three decades of boardroom intrigue at one of Britains biggest financial iBased on unparalleled access to those involved and told with compelling pace and drama The Bank that Lived a Little describes three decades of boardroom intrigue at one of Britains biggest financial institutions In a tale of feuds grandiose dreams and a struggle for supremacy between rival strategies and their adherents Philip Augar gives a riveting account of Barclays journey from an old Quaker bank to a full throttle capitalist machine The disagreement between those ambitious for Barclays to join the top table of global banks and those preferring a smaller domestic rolein keeping with the banks traditions cost three chief executives their jobs and continues to divide opinion within Barclays the City and beyondThis is an extraordinary corporate thriller which among much else describes how Barclays came to buy Lehman Brothers for a bargain price in 2008 why it was so keen to avoid taking government funding during the financial crisis and the price shareholders have paid for a decade of barely controlled ambition But Augar also shows how Barclays experiences are a paradigm for Britains social and economic life over thirty years which saw the City move from the edge of the economy to its very centre These decades created unprecedented prosperity for a tiny number and made the reputations of governments and individuals but then left many of them in tattersThe leveraged society the winner takes all mentality and our present era of austerity can all be traced to the influence of banks such as Barclays Augars book tells this rollercoaster story from the perspective of many of its participants and also of those affected by the grip they came to have on Britain.

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  1. HarmonyPoint HarmonyPoint says:

    Report an issue ePUB ↠ Report an eBook » report book, issue pdf, Report an mobile, Report an issue PDF/EPUBThis is a good book – it’s an interesting story briskly told and the author has clearly done a lot of background work and from my own knowledge – it’s largely accurate It’s important for me to make that point as I’m mostly going to comment on things which are less goodI should also add that I was there for some of the time and much involved in some of the events described in the book so while this gives me an ‘insider’ perspective it might also be said this is at the price of objectivityI’ll begin by getting one thing off my chest – I simply hate books that feel the need to say things like “Bob Diamond sa


  2. CNHolliman CNHolliman says:

    Report an issue ePUB ↠ Report an eBook » report book, issue pdf, Report an mobile, Report an issue PDF/EPUBAs someone who lived through the events at Barclays I thoroughly enjoyed the read The book is well written and provides an insight into a period in Barclays history when it dared to challenge the global bulge bracket firms My only criticism is that in this age of a blame culture at times the context in which events happened are not seen as fully as they might This is a complex subject and includes coverage of a very turbulent economic period so it is difficult to get a total balance in perspective


  3. DOPPLEGANGER DOPPLEGANGER says:

    Report an issue ePUB ↠ Report an eBook » report book, issue pdf, Report an mobile, Report an issue PDF/EPUBThe company wrestled with the decision whether to proceed along the traditional banking lines it had evolved since its formation in 1690 or a adventurous international investment banking style yielding very high rewards for the staff making profits andor in senior positionsUnfaltering directional guidance was very mixed from the Board of Directors both Executive and Non Executive resulting in a lack of directional clarityA very well written and riveting account of navigational conflict that might give guidance to other large organizations on the importance of clearly identifying and tightening of corporate goalsHighly recommended


  4. nonfictionbooksco Customer nonfictionbooksco Customer says:

    Report an issue ePUB ↠ Report an eBook » report book, issue pdf, Report an mobile, Report an issue PDF/EPUBI thought it wonderful It read like a thriller a real page turner I also found it extremely educational I only wish I'd read it before b


  5. Reynolds Reynolds says:

    Report an issue ePUB ↠ Report an eBook » report book, issue pdf, Report an mobile, Report an issue PDF/EPUBGreat history lesson with some useful insights However I found the writing style irritating The author has tried to build an image of the scenes where crucial decisions were made But the level of detail can only have been fiction thus casting doubt on the authenticity of the whole story Next time stick to the facts please The story is dramatic enough without needing embellishments


  6. Ms Veronica Over Ms Veronica Over says:

    Report an issue ePUB ↠ Report an eBook » report book, issue pdf, Report an mobile, Report an issue PDF/EPUBEverything about this book fascinated me I am not a banker but as a reasonably intelligent early 50's person who


  7. Grant Grant says:

    Report an issue ePUB ↠ Report an eBook » report book, issue pdf, Report an mobile, Report an issue PDF/EPUBA very interesting account of the ambitious rise of Barclays to a global player Boardroom battles and maneuvering Triumphs scandals and failures and near missesUnfortunately it only touches very lightly on the ugly side of banking intentionally and aggressively miss selling to your own customers to their detrimentThe aftermath is still being played out today in fines and penalties in court rooms and in the media


  8. David Sell David Sell says:

    Report an issue ePUB ↠ Report an eBook » report book, issue pdf, Report an mobile, Report an issue PDF/EPUBwell written and a good account of a revolutionary time in the history of Barclays Bank


  9. Brian Smith Brian Smith says:

    Report an issue ePUB ↠ Report an eBook » report book, issue pdf, Report an mobile, Report an issue PDF/EPUBWell written thoroughly researched Provides good insight on a critical period in modern financial history


  10. Delta D Delta D says:

    Report an issue ePUB ↠ Report an eBook » report book, issue pdf, Report an mobile, Report an issue PDF/EPUBToo much detail for the lay reader and not enough for the expert The author seems to have spread the net too wide The lay reader is presented with titillating accounts of the joys of turning left on an aircraft the luxury of suites in 5 hotels and annual bonus packages larger than the person in the street might earn in a lifetime However such a reader is also expected to understand without further explanation why equity might be thrown overboard from investment banking but not fixed incomeOn the other hand the expert reader in whic


  11. nonfictionbooksco Customer nonfictionbooksco Customer says:

    Report an issue ePUB ↠ Report an eBook » report book, issue pdf, Report an mobile, Report an issue PDF/EPUBThoroughly good read that gives you a good feel on the transformations and tensions inside the financial sector and its regulators throu


  12. rava rava says:

    Report an issue ePUB ↠ Report an eBook » report book, issue pdf, Report an mobile, Report an issue PDF/EPUBEvery shareholder of Barclays should read this book Culture and transformation of Barclays was very well documented


  13. Franky Franky says:

    Report an issue ePUB ↠ Report an eBook » report book, issue pdf, Report an mobile, Report an issue PDF/EPUBFor someone who works at at Barclays and knows a lot of these players it was a very interesting and informative read


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