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Too Big to Fail

9780141043166This account of the 2008 crisis has been around a little while and whilst sometimes I wonder if I have read all I need to read about the events of six years ago (yes, six years) there is always another angle to explore.

Centered around the Lehman collapse but also focusing on the impact right across the whole american finance industry, this gripping read really does bring the events and characters to life. It is often laced with dark humour and whilst driven by the dialogue (similar in style to Bob Woodward’s reportage) there is plentiful by pithy analysis.

The absolute shambles that was AIG, the egos and friendships as well as the startling moments when its clear that top financiers could not grip what they were facing all stay in the memory. This is as much an account of human nature, panic and hubris.

Thoroughly recommended


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