Shortly after we set up shop, the four of us and our wives convened
at Arthur's home on Long Island to celebrate. It was a festive
occasion, and we all openly shared our aspirations. To this day, I
remember the others stressing over and over their desire to become
wealthy. Given that Joanie and I were raising two toddlers and
lived nearly hand-to-mouth, the talk was certainly seductive.
Still, what I remember most from that dinner was my declaration
that the money should be secondary-what mattered more to me was to
build a great firm: one that would lead the industry, employ lots
of people, endure over many years, and, importantly, command
respect.Over the next forty-three years, I never altered my
priorities."-from THE REAL DEALThe Sandy Weill story is truly one
for the ages. Starting with $30,000 in borrowed cash in 1960, and
relying on uncanny entrepreneurial instincts, Sandy created one of
the leading securities firms in the U.S. and became one of the best
known businessmen in the world. After selling his company to
American Express and becoming its president, he experienced a
professional setback. Undaunted, he cannily parlayed it into a
second career, starting over with a sleepy consumer loan company
called Commercial Credit, which over the next seventeen years he
transformed into the leading global bank, Citigroup. During this
span, Weill as chairman and CEO delivered an astounding 2,600
percent return to investors-better than legendary CEO Jack Welch or
investor Warren Buffett during that same period.Yet success is
never an easy path, and Weill divulges the highs and lows. His
ascent to power has been documented by the media over the years,
but never before has Weill revealed the brutally honest and
unvarnished side of an astonishing life and career.And Weill goes
further, sharing his love of philanthropy, a journey that took him
"from a mediocre bass drummer in my high-school marching band to
the chairmanship of Carnegie Hall." He brings readers into his
personal life, introducing them to his wife, Joan, his daily
inspiration, and discussing his relationships with competitors and
colleagues alike, including proteges like Peter Cohen and Jamie
Dimon. Along the way, he shares the most important lessons he
learned in business and in life. From a middle-class Brooklyn
childhood to corporate legend, philanthropist, financier, and
chairman emeritus of Citigroup Inc., THE REAL DEAL tells a
remarkable story-that of a financial superstar who always loved the
game more than the gold.
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