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Capital Instincts

Life As an Entrepreneur, Financier, and Athlete

Wiley, J,
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An insider's view of the investment banking world from someonewho is actually shaping it
Powerful, controversial and determined, Thomas Weisel is knownfor his unwavering focus on winning the race, whether he iscompeting in a national cycling championship, sponsoring Tour deFrance winner Lance Armstrong or negotiating with businesscompetitors. For twenty-seven years he ran one of the majorinvestment banks on the West Coast, bringing public companies suchas Applied Materials, Siebel Systems and Yahoo! and wasinstrumental in establishing San Francisco as an alternativefinancial center to Wall Street. In 1997 he sold his company toNationsBank, which later merged with Bank of America. Unhappy withhis treatment after the merger, Weisel trumped Bank of America bynegotiating a separation package that included $500 million instock options and the ability to hire away crucial Bank of Americamanagement. Within two years, the investment bank he started,Thomas Weisel Partners, reached half a billion dollars in revenuesand negotiated high-profile deals such as Yahoo!'s merger withGeocities. Power Investor weaves Weisel's approach to success, hiscompetitive nature and love of cycling into a fascinating insideaccount of the cutthroat world of investment banking.
Thomas Weisel (San Francisco, CA) is the founder, CEO andChairman of the Executive Committee of Thomas Weisel Partners, aresearch-driven merchant bank exclusively focused on the growthsectors of the U.S. economy. He is founder and president ofTailwind Sports, which manages the U.S. Postal Service cyclingteam, and was an Olympic-class speed skater and the former chairmanof the U.S. Ski Foundation.
Richard Brandt (San Francisco, CA) has twenty years'experience as a leading business journalist. He was a seniorreporter for BusinessWeek for fourteen years and editor in chief ofthe technology business magazine Upside for four years.


Titel: Capital Instincts
Autoren/Herausgeber: Richard L. Brandt, Thomas Weisel
Weitere Mitwirkende: Lance Armstrong
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9780471440772

Seitenzahl: 336
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

RICHARD L. BRANDT is one of the few journalists who has gainedWeisel's trust, and has contacts deep within the worlds of financeand technology. A veteran journalist with over twenty years'experience, Brandt was formerly Editor-in-Chief of Upside magazine.Prior to joining Upside, Brandt was a senior reporter forBusinessWeek for fourteen years.
THOMAS WEISEL has led his most recent firm, Thomas Weisel Partners(TWP), to the top of the investment banking world. His negotiationtactics, strong stomach for risk, and ability to ferret outinfluential investment trends are legendary. Weisel has expandedthe firm into a multifaceted merchant bank that, in only four yearsof existence, has orchestrated $135 billion worth of public andprivate stock offerings and mergers, invests in private companieswith two funds totaling $1.6 billion, manages over $5 billion worthof assets for private clients, and acts as a prime broker for manyof the world's largest financial institutions. - Newsletter
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