Fallen Giant. The Amazing Story of Hank Greenberg and the History of AIG. 2nd Edition

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  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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With Updates On The Aig Crisis

Fallen Giant

Second Edition

The Amazing Story Of Hank Greenberg And The History Of Aig

Ron Shelp With Al Ehrbar

Praise for the first edition of FALLEN GIANT

"At last, a knowledgeable, balanced, and fascinating account of the astonishing rise and stunning fall of one of the most astounding business leaders of this, or any, era."
Steve Forbes, President, CEO, and Editor in Chief, Forbes

"Ron Shelp has captured perfectly the heart of the story of this business genius toppled by shifting definitions of corporate misconduct. A compelling read."
Meyer S. Frucher, former chairman and CEO, Philadelphia Stock Exchange

"Fallen Giant is a fascinating account, by an insider, of the times and troubles of one of America′s most famed business leaders and of the great insurance company he led."
John Brademas, President Emeritus, New York University

"Ron′s tale of Hank Greenberg and AIG is a rare opportunity for a ′personal look′ inside the history of an American and global business legend. The value in Ron′s book is his personal perspective of the sweep of the story."
Jerry De St. Paer, former senior vice president, AIG

A unique insider view into the recent AIG crisis and Hank Greenberg

For nearly forty years, Maurice "Hank" Greenberg was one of the most powerful CEOs in America. He built American International Group (AIG) from a second–rate insurer into one of the world′s most profitable companies. But times have certainly changed, and now author Ronald Shelp who worked alongside Greenberg and within the AIG organization for many years sheds light on both AIG, the company, and Hank Greenberg, the man.

This fully updated Second Edition digs deep to uncover the latest developments for both Greenberg and AIG, such as the many lawsuits underway, including?a?criminal trial that will send five men one who still works?for Greenberg to prison. Filled with international intrigue and expert business acumen, this book paints a compelling portrait of both the past successes and current crises of Hank Greenberg and AIG.

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Acknowledgments.

Prologue.

Introduction.

Chapter 1 How Hank Greenberg Did It.

Chapter 2 Shanghai Starr.

Chapter 3 Secrets to Building the Chinese Empire.

Chapter 4 Starr and Wild Bill Donovan Use Insurance to Fight the Japanese.

Chapter 5 Turning the War to Advantage.

Chapter 6 Business Is Pleasure and Pleasure Is Business.

Chapter 7 Preparing to Be a Public Company.

Chapter 8 A Nobody Beats the Ivy Leaguers.

Chapter 9 Life with Hank Greenberg.

Chapter 10 Morefar.

Chapter 11 The Mystery of What Happened at AIG.

Chapter 12 Greenberg s Fall from Grace.

Chapter 13 The Great Survivor Vows to Bounce Back.

Chapter 14 Fighting for Honor and Managing from Afar.

Chapter 15 The Battle of the Lawyers.

Chapter 16 A Losing Struggle to Save a Lifetime s Work.

The Cast of Characters.

Timeline.

References.

Books by Ron Shelp.

About the Author.

Index.

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Ronald Shelp
Al Ehrbar
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