A Global Life: My Journey Among Rich and Poor, from Sydney by James D. Wolfensohn PDF

By James D. Wolfensohn

As president of the realm financial institution for a decade, James Wolfensohn tackled global poverty with a keenness and effort that made him a uniquely vital determine in a primary area of switch. utilizing a life of adventure within the banking quarter, he carved a special direction in Asia, Africa, Latin the United States, and Europe for the establishment that serves because the significant lender to the world's poor.

In A worldwide Life, Wolfensohn tells his remarkable existence tale in his personal phrases. a guy of surpassing mind's eye and force, he grew to become an Olympic fencer and a admired banker in London and long island. An Australian, he navigated Wall road with unusual ability. Chairman of Carnegie corridor and the Kennedy middle for a few years, he's additionally an novice cellist. however it was once his tenure on the international financial institution that made him a global strength. whereas on the helm of this debatable establishment, Wolfensohn prompted, schemed, charmed, and bullied the entire constituencies at his command to expand the distribution of the world's wealth. Now he bluntly assesses his successes and screw ups, reflecting at the motives of continuous poverty.

Much greater than a enterprise tale, it is a deeply reflective account of a desirable occupation and personality.

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