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

By James D. Wolfensohn

As president of the realm financial institution for a decade, James Wolfensohn tackled global poverty with a fondness and effort that made him a uniquely very important determine in a basic area of switch. utilizing a life of adventure within the banking zone, he carved a unique 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 superb lifestyles tale in his personal phrases. a guy of surpassing mind's eye and force, he grew to become an Olympic fencer and a renowned banker in London and big apple. An Australian, he navigated Wall highway with unusual ability. Chairman of Carnegie corridor and the Kennedy heart for a few years, he's additionally an beginner cellist. however it used to be his tenure on the global financial institution that made him a global strength. whereas on the helm of this arguable establishment, Wolfensohn stimulated, 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 factors of constant poverty.

Much greater than a company tale, this can be a deeply reflective account of a desirable profession and personality.

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