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class MsoNormal style MARGIN 0in 0in 0pt One of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980s.New York Times Book ReviewA 1 New York Times bestseller and arguably the best business narrative ever written, Barbarians at the Gate is the classic account of the fall of RJR Nabisco An enduring masterpiece of investigative journalism by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, it includes a new afterword by the authors that brings this remarkable story of greed and double dealings up to date twenty years after the famed deal The Los Angeles Times calls Barbarians at the Gate, Superlative The Chicago Tribune raves, Its hard to imagine a better storyand its hard to imagine a better account And in an era of spectacular business crashes and federal bailouts, it still stands as a valuable cautionary tale that must be heeded....

Title : Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco
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Format Type : E-Book
Language : Englisch
Publisher : HarperCollins e books Auflage Reprint 13 Oktober 2009
Number of Pages : 407 Pages
File Size : 681 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco Reviews

  • Max
    2019-03-27 01:13

    Dies ist keine Inhaltsangabe sondern nur eine kurze Einschätzung zum Buch.Ich fand dieses Buch unglaublich. Ich studiere Englische Philologie und lese deshalb gerne Bücher im Englischen Original.Nachdem ich gehört habe, dass dieses Buch allen Wirtschaftsstudenten im angelsächsischen Raum als Lektüre empfohlen wird, habe ich mich dazu entschlossen, es mir auch zu Gemüte zu führen.Es ist wirklich ein Wälzer dieses Buch. Nach der Lektüre war ich aber nicht enttäuscht oder gelangweilt, im Gegenteil.Dieses Buch ist witzig, spannend und manchmal einfach nur überwältigend. Ich bin wirklich nicht vertraut mit den komplexen Vorgängen unserer Wirtschaftswelt und so bot mir dieses Buch zum ersten Mal einen Einblick in die Büroräume der großen Vorstände der Milliardenkonzerne. Dieses Buch schildert furios und dann doch wieder ganz nüchtern, wie eine große Fusion abgewickelt wurde, was für Kalkül aber auch was für ein hanebüchene Misskalkulation stattfand und wie größenwahnsinnig und verschwenderisch die Eliten sein können. Kern ist ein sogenannter Leveraged Buyout und alleine für die Erklärung dieses unglaublichen und abstoßenden Geschäftskonzepts sollte man dieses Buch mal gelesen haben.Kann es jedem empfehlen.

  • Oliver Braekow
    2019-04-24 23:01

    The first 100-200 pages were a bit hard to read as a non native english speaker; Just having dozens of names thrown at oneself doesn't help getting the hang of it either. That said, once the book gets into the bidding process however this is getting a lot better and there is really an arc of suspense that holds on to the very end. To me literally the last 50 pages and the epiloge are the most interesting. The book provides details on what actually happened to RJR after the LBO.

  • Mario M
    2019-04-17 23:06

    Vom Fall Nabisco habe ich bereits im Studium gehört. Da ich mich beruflichauf dieser Schiene bewege, lese ich öfter Bücher um solche Themen. Ichmuss sagen, dass das Buch sehr gut ist und teilweise die Geschehnisseder heuten Finanzwelt wiederspiegeln.

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-04-04 04:18

    Während sich andere Wall Street Bücher dieser Zeit (Liars Poker z.B.) eher mit dem Trading auseinander setzen geht es in Barbarians um die Corporate Finance Seite des Investmentbanking.Alles in allem ein sehr gut geschriebenes, sehr spannendes und informatives Buch!

  • Ernesta
    2019-04-02 02:05

    Good price, Good quality, Fast delivery - everything to make client satisfied. Highly recommended seller. Thank you for your pleasant service.

  • Donald Mitchell
    2019-03-26 03:19

    I am a management consultant who works with companies that are interested in improving stock price, and I know many of the more humble people portrayed in BARBARIANS AT THE GATE.I would like to put this book into perspective for you. 20 years ago our firm did a survey of CEOs and found that 99 percent felt that trying to improve stock price was unethical and immoral, and involved doing manipulative things.After the takeover wars of the 1980s, most CEOs believed that improving stock price was an important task and could be done in an ethical way. There is nothing more disruptive to a company than to go through a hostile takeover, whether the bid succeeds or not. Raw greed and lust for power hold sway at such times, and many people will pay the price for having attracted the sharks into their swimming pool.Prior to the RJR Nabisco purchase by KKR, many large companies felt safe because of their size. They were suffering from "stalled" thinking, because it was widely believed that a deal of this sort could not be financed with debt at the time the takeover occurred. That was wrong: For a price, the money is always there.For those who have not been in these bruising ego battles, what you will not realize is that these contests are a lot like those you will remember from grade school on the playground when the teachers were not around. Bullying, threats, and naked power carry the day in a lot of situations. But because this is about ego, a lot of mistakes are made. RJR Nabisco continued to strain under mountains of debt for years, even after lots of refinancings because of the LBO.KKR's track record looks a lot different now than it did before buying RJR Nabisco. A lot of the fever behind the LBO's is gone, for now. Bring back a bear market for a few years, and this whole phenomena will recur. Some smart lawyer will find a way around the defenses that so many rely on for now. The only ultimate defense against the circling sharks is to have a high-priced multiple stock. That is the only timeless lesson for companies.If you are wondering how accurate this book is, it is more right than wrong. The authors did, however, miss some of the most intriguing ironies of the situation. Perhaps someday, someone with inside knowledge will write the sequel or unveil the whole, delicious irony. That should be a great story that will outsell GONE WITH THE WIND.With the benefit of this context, I do recommend you read the book. You'll find it stranger than fiction in many ways, and very exciting to watch. The authors have captured the emotion of the moment very well. It's a whale of a story.