The riveting inside story of how a rough-edged kid from Brooklyn became a billionaire, shaped the future of financial services around the world and built the world's largest financial empire. Sandford 'Sandy' Weill is the most important player in today's financial world. He has swallowed up one major company after another, from Smith Barney to Travelers to Salomon Brothers and, his ultimate triumph, control of Citigroup - the world's largest financial empire. Yet the Weill story is much more than a business chronicle. It's the enthralling account of a man who made it, lost it, then made it a again. A man who's determination and innovation helped him overcome youthful slights and mid-life failure and to take on the financial titans of our time. In TEARING DOWN THE WALLS, lawyer and journalist Monica Langley reveals the unorthodox management style and surprisingly simple principles that have contributed to Weill's success. By highlighting in new and startling detail one man's life, TEARING DOWN THE WALLS provides the historical context not only of the dramatic changes in business, but also American society in the last half century.
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"No single figure looms larger in Wall Street history over the last thirty years than Sandy Weill, and until now no single book has captured his boundless energy, street-savvy intellect and towering ambition. More than a riveting narrative of one man's relentless climb to the top of the financial world, Tearing Down the Walls is also a fascinating chronicle of how Wall Street changed in the 90s. Any business person interested in the current world of finance will want to devour the book now, and I suspect it will be mandatory reading on trading floors and in business school for years to come."
-- Bryan Burrough, co- author of Barbarians at the Gate
"At last, the defining business book of the decade is here. Sandy Weill emerges as not just the most compelling character on Wall Street today, but a King Lear-like figure of towering ego, voracious appetite and ruthless ambition who embodies the transformative power of American capitalism. The behind-the-scenes reporting is unparalleled, placing the reader in top-secret board meetings, lunches at the Four Seasons, and on board the corporate jets where real financial power is wielded. As fresh as today's scandal-filled headlines, Tearing Down the Walls is also a meticulously detailed history and a powerful narrative that grips the reader right up to the revelations of its final pages."
--James B. Stewart, author of Den of Thieves
"Monica Langley has written what will surely be a contender for the best business book of 2003. Tearing Down the Walls is like a Chinese menu in which the reader is offered everything from column A and B -- a vivid biography of Wall Street titan Sandy Weill, an illuminating history of Wall Street, an inside-the-executive-suite look at how decisions are made, an explanation of why corporate America is sometimes ethically obtuse, a book that is anchored in fact yet reads like a novel. And, unlike a Chinese meal, readers will feel full hours later."
--Ken Auletta, author of Greed and Glory on Wall Street
Monica Langley has written for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL for over twelve years, specialising in writing their Page One features. As a lawyer for eight years she represented high-profile clients and corporations. She lives in New York City.
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