Hardline, book 3 by Meredith Wild

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Erica Hathaway isnt sure if she can deal with the controlling ways and dark nature of Blake Landon the software mogul she is involved with but when her start-up company runs into trouble Blake begins to suspect that his enemies are trying to ruin herto get to him On March 14 2012 more than three million people read Greg Smiths bombshell Op-Ed in the New York Times titled Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs The column immediately went viral became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter and drew passionate responses from former Fed chairman Paul Volcker legendary General Electric CEO Jack Welch and New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg Mostly though it hit a nerve among the general public who question the role of Wall Street in society - and the callous take-the-money-and-run mentality that brought the world economy to its knees a few short years ago Smith now picks up where his Op-Ed left off His story begins in the summer of 2000 when an idealistic 21-year-old arrives as an intern at Goldman Sachs and learns about the firms Business Principle 1 Our clients interests always come first This remains Smiths mantra as he rises from intern to analyst to sales trader with clients controlling assets of more than a trillion dollars From the shenanigans of his summer internship during the technology bubble to Las Vegas hot tubs and the excesses of the real estate boom from the career lifeline he received from an NFL Hall of Famer during the bear market to the day Warren Buffett came to save Goldman Sachs from extinction-Smith will take the reader on his personal journey through the firm and bring us inside the worlds most powerful bank Smith describes in page-turning detail how the most storied investment bank on Wall Street went from taking iconic companies like Ford Sears and Microsoft public to becoming a vampire squid that referred to its clients as muppets and paid the government a record half-billion dollars to settle SEC charges He shows the evolution of

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