Good for the Money by Bob Benmosche audiobook

Good for the Money: My Fight to Pay Back America

By Bob Benmosche
Read by Sean Pratt

Gildan Media
9.56 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781469003771

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In 2009, at the peak of the financial crisis, AIG—the American insurance behemoth—was sinking fast. It was the peg upon which the nation hung its ire and resentment during the financial crisis: the pinnacle of Wall Street arrogance and greed. When Bob Benmosche climbed aboard as CEO, it was widely assumed that he would go down with his ship. In mere months, he turned things around, pulling AIG from the brink of financial collapse and restoring its profitability. Before three years were up, AIG had fully repaid its staggering debt to the US government—with interest. Good for the Money is an unyielding leader’s memoir of a career spent fixing companies through thoughtful, unconventional strategy. With his brash, no-holds-barred approach to the job, Benmosche restored AIG’s employee morale and good name. His is a story of perseverance, told with refreshing irreverence in unpretentious terms. Called an “American hero” by Andrew Ross Sorkin, author of Too Big to Fail, Benmosche was a self-made man who never forgot what life is like for the nation’s 99 percent; again and again, he pushed back against obstinate colleagues to salvage American jobs and industry. Good for the Money affords you a front-row seat for Benmosche’s heated battles with major players from Geithner to Obama to Cuomo, and offers incomparable lessons in leadership from the legendary CEO who changed the way Wall Street does business.

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Summary

Summary

In 2009, at the peak of the financial crisis, AIG—the American insurance behemoth—was sinking fast. It was the peg upon which the nation hung its ire and resentment during the financial crisis: the pinnacle of Wall Street arrogance and greed. When Bob Benmosche climbed aboard as CEO, it was widely assumed that he would go down with his ship. In mere months, he turned things around, pulling AIG from the brink of financial collapse and restoring its profitability. Before three years were up, AIG had fully repaid its staggering debt to the US government—with interest.

Good for the Money is an unyielding leader’s memoir of a career spent fixing companies through thoughtful, unconventional strategy. With his brash, no-holds-barred approach to the job, Benmosche restored AIG’s employee morale and good name. His is a story of perseverance, told with refreshing irreverence in unpretentious terms.

Called an “American hero” by Andrew Ross Sorkin, author of Too Big to Fail, Benmosche was a self-made man who never forgot what life is like for the nation’s 99 percent; again and again, he pushed back against obstinate colleagues to salvage American jobs and industry. Good for the Money affords you a front-row seat for Benmosche’s heated battles with major players from Geithner to Obama to Cuomo, and offers incomparable lessons in leadership from the legendary CEO who changed the way Wall Street does business.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In this no-holds-barred, captivating memoir, legendary CEO Benmosche recounts leading the remarkable turnaround of ‘too big to fail’ insurance giant AIG and shares leadership lessons from a stellar career…his often irreverent look at the AIG turnaround is the most entertaining section, complete with skirmishes with the media, struggles to transform the corporate culture, and pitched battles with government appointees and Congress. This is a definite must-read for anyone who wants to learn about the financial crisis, turnarounds in business, or leadership.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author Bio: Bob Benmosche

Author Bio: Bob Benmosche

Robert Benmosche was President and CEO of AIG from 2009 to 2014 and pioneered policies that saved the company from bankruptcy, enabling it to repay its debts to the government within three years. He was instrumental in taking MetLife—where he worked for eleven years, as COO and CEO—public. Once a top executive at Paine Webber and at Chase Manhattan, Bob Benmosche was also a US army veteran. Good for the Money is his first book.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 9.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English