A Giant Cow-Tipping by Savages
The Boom, Bust, and Boom Culture of M&A
By John Weir Close
(Palgrave MacMillan, Hardcover, 9780230341814, 311pp.)
Publication Date: October 15, 2013
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"A Giant Cow-Tipping by Savages…is as much an inquiry into the roots of today’s business environment as it is a sharp-penned history of raiders and their minions." —Strategy + Business"Close details prevailing practices, drawing on a wealth of information, flavored with gossip about wild parties, cocaine use and sexual extravaganzas during the working days of ‘nocturnal underground Wall Street.’" —Kirkus"Not since Barbarians at the Gate and The Predators' Ball have I enjoyed a book about Wall Street as much as A Giant Cow-Tipping by Savages: The Boom, Bust, and Boom Culture of M&A, by John Weir Close."—David Warsh, economicprincipals.com"A Giant Cow-Tipping By Savages is uncommonly lively and literate in its sweeping depiction of one of the great upheavals in modern business history." —Benjamin Wallace, author of The Billionaire's Vinegar"A Giant Cow-Tipping by Savages is Mad Men mixed with House of Cards, a bird's eye view into a world rarely seen, exposing the lives of men who changed corporate America, a drama filled with late-night deal making, fortune-hunting and pathos." —Darci Picoult, Sundance fellow, screenwriter of award-winning Mother of George"The excellence of this book begins with its title. It is a worldly and exhilarating account of America's corporate wars from the boisterous 1980s to the present." —James Buchan, author of The Authentic Adam Smith"John Close vividly captures the tumult we experienced and the exhilaration we felt manning the battle stations in the takeover frenzy of the '80s—the most fascinating M&A decade in our history." —James Freund, Retired Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP"Reading this compelling, colorful, and extraordinarily well-written romp through the M&A wars will bring back a flood of memories to the Players of the M&A Games. John Close persuasively documents how M&A fees corrupted Wall Street from serving its clients to treating them as revenue sources to be squeezed and, when emptied, discarded. Read this book; you will be thoroughly entertained and it will give you pause to think." —Stuart L. Shapiro, Partner, Shapiro Forman Allen & Sava LLP