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Quantitative Wheezing By John G Smith
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When on 15 September 2008 the news broke that Lehman Brothers had filed for the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy in US history I knew that financial war had been declared. Although I had no idea what... More > the full consequences might be I had a greedy need to learn and a gut feel that only by recording the most salient events to come would this need be assuaged. For a full year from October 2008, I assiduously logged events until QE, T1 ratio, monetary and fiscal stimulus and those funny packaged debts mingled with the cornflakes for breakfast. Quantitative Wheezing tells the story of how this crisis year unfolded. It objectively and in plain English shows how we were all taken for a ride by a load of greedy people whose legacy to our grandchildren will be no less destructive than the events of 1939 and the years that followed.< Less
Barn door to balance sheet By John G Smith
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This is the story of how one man amongst many was unwittingly sowing the seeds for Thatcher's Britain by replacing the blast furnace with a balance sheet and the pipe and slippers for permanent... More > stress and a very sharp pencil. We invented management consultancy and corporate jargon because we believed in it, we then set about changing the way Britain worked.< Less
Barn door to balance sheet By John G Smith
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It’s 70’s Britain and industry is rapidly reforming to prepare for a new age of opportunity and prosperity. John Smith a one time tenant farmer’s son gives a compelling account of... More > how his family came second in his race to the top of the Price Waterhouse consultancy ladder and then in corporate life. Be prepared for some frank admissions about where life lost out to work in the work/life balance, but more importantly whether it was all worth it and whether there is a life hereafter< Less
Quantitative wheezing By John G Smith
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When on 15 September 2008 the news broke that Lehman Brothers had filed for the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy in US history I knew that financial war had been declared. Although I had no idea what... More > the full consequences might be I had a greedy need to learn and a gut feel that only by recording the most salient events to come would this need be assuaged. For a full year from October 2008, I assiduously logged events until QE, T1 ratio, monetary and fiscal stimulus and those funny packaged debts mingled with the cornflakes for breakfast. Quantitative Wheezing tells the story of how this crisis year unfolded. It objectively and in plain English shows how we were all taken for a ride by a load of greedy people whose legacy to our grandchildren will be no less destructive than the events of 1939 and the years that followed.< Less
Derbyshire Born By John G Smith
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The year is 1942, the British are stoical but fearful, the war could go either way. A boy is born in middle England on a small tenanted farm that might be lost to the Germans. He knows nothing of... More > this nightmare since the early years are idyllic. Hating school and failing the crucial exam, the omens are not good. But he is bright and works hard and against the odds gets an office job aged 15 and is plunged headlong into an adult world. A world of steam trains and post-war characters. It will take a big push to penetrate the realms of accounting and finance, yet it can be done. A time long gone. An endeavour as relevant as ever. Wallow in 1940's and 1950's England, it will be worth it< Less
Derbyshire Born By John G Smith
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The year is 1942, the British are stoical but fearful, the war could go either way. A boy is born in middle England on a small tenanted farm that might be lost to the Germans. He knows nothing of... More > this nightmare since the early years are idyllic. Hating school and failing the crucial exam, the omens are not good. But he is bright and works hard and against the odds gets an office job aged 15 and is plunged headlong into an adult world. A world of steam trains and post-war characters. It will take a big push to penetrate the realms of accounting and finance, yet it can be done. A time long gone. An endeavour as relevant as ever. Wallow in 1940's and 1950's England, it will be worth it< Less

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