A Global Life: My Journey Among Rich and Poor, from Sydney to Wall Street to the World Bank

A Global Life: My Journey Among Rich and Poor, from Sydney to Wall Street to the World Bank

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As president of the World Bank for a decade, James Wolfensohn tackled world poverty with a passion and energy that made him a uniquely important figure in a fundamental arena of change. Using a lifetime of experience in the banking sector, he carved a distinct path in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe for the institution that serves as the major lender to the world's poor. In A Global Life , Wolfensohn tells his astonishing life story in his own words. A man of surpassing imagination and drive, he became an Olympic fencer and a prominent banker in London and New York. An Australian, he navigated Wall Street with uncommon skill. Chairman of Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy centre for many years, he is also an amateur cellist. But it was his tenure at the World Bank that made him an international force. While at the helm of this controversial institution, Wolfensohn motivated, schemed, charmed, and bullied all the constituencies at his command to broaden the distribution of the world's wealth. Now he bluntly assesses his successes and failures, reflecting on the causes of continuing poverty. Much more than a business story, this is a deeply reflective account of a fascinating career and personality.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781586482558
BY (AUTHOR) Wolfensohn, James D.
PUBLISHER : INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US PUBLICATION DATE : September 04, 2008
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : PublicAffairs,U.S.
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 241 mm x 162 mm

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
Economics, Finance, Business & Management
DESCRIPTION :
As president of the World Bank for a decade, James Wolfensohn tackled world poverty with a passion and energy that made him a uniquely important figure in a fundamental arena of change. Using a lifetime of experience in the banking sector, he carved a distinct path in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe for the institution that serves as the major lender to the world's poor. In A Global Life , Wolfensohn tells his astonishing life story in his own words. A man of surpassing imagination and drive, he became an Olympic fencer and a prominent banker in London and New York. An Australian, he navigated Wall Street with uncommon skill. Chairman of Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy centre for many years, he is also an amateur cellist. But it was his tenure at the World Bank that made him an international force. While at the helm of this controversial institution, Wolfensohn motivated, schemed, charmed, and bullied all the constituencies at his command to broaden the distribution of the world's wealth. Now he bluntly assesses his successes and failures, reflecting on the causes of continuing poverty. Much more than a business story, this is a deeply reflective account of a fascinating career and personality.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781586482558
BY (AUTHOR) Wolfensohn, James D.
PUBLISHER : INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US PUBLICATION DATE : September 04, 2008
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : PublicAffairs,U.S.
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 241 mm x 162 mm

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
Economics, Finance, Business & Management