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King of the Club: Richard Grasso and the Survival of the New York Stock Exchange Charles Gasparino

King of the Club: Richard Grasso and the Survival of the New York Stock Exchange

Charles Gasparino

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ISBN : 9780060898342
Paperback
432 pages
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Rags-to-riches stories abound in American lore, but even Horatio Alger would have been hard-pressed to write one as powerful as Richard Grassos: the son of a working-class family whose childhood dream was to become a cop. He grew up in New YorkMoreRags-to-riches stories abound in American lore, but even Horatio Alger would have been hard-pressed to write one as powerful as Richard Grassos: the son of a working-class family whose childhood dream was to become a cop. He grew up in New York Citys outer boroughs, far removed from the marble halls, expensive suits, and imported cigars of the New York Stock Exchange. Here is the riveting story of how he rose to become the most influential CEO in the Exchanges history. Minus the tony upbringing, affluent prep schools, or inside connections that were de rigueur for top Wall Street players, Grasso would master the subtle deal-making and politics necessary to succeed in the most competitive business on Earth. But despite his successes, Grasso would soon sow the seeds of his own downfall, an event that would change the Exchange forever.The King of the Club paperback edition, featuring a full update on the story, chronicles the amazing rise, fall, and possible rise again of Richard Grasso, and also tells the modern history of the all-powerful institution that he came to symbolize: The New York Stock Exchange.