“Prodigiously researched but also splendidly written-clear and vivid and precise.” —The Wall Street Journal
Drawing on more than ten thousand hitherto unavailable letters and diary entries, bestselling author Niall Ferguson tells the story of Siegmund Warburg, a complex man who was as much a psychologist, a politician, and an actor-manager as a banker. An obsessive perfectionist with an aversion to excessive risk, Warburg-and the S. G. Warburg firm-adopted a financial philosophy that was the antithesis of the debt-fueled, algorithm-driven banking of our time. In High Financier, Niall Ferguson recaptures the meticulous business methods and strict ethical code that set Warburg apart from the mere speculators and traders who inhabit today’s financial world.
Niall Ferguson’s new book The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook will be published in January 2018.
Niall Ferguson is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University, and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. The bestselling author of Paper and Iron, The House… More about Niall Ferguson
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Published by Penguin Books Jun 28, 2011| 592 Pages| 5-1/2 x 8-7/16| ISBN 9780143119401