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Works by John Helyar

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Birthdate
1951-05-14
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Occupations
journalist
Organizations
The Wall Street Journal
Fortune
ESPN
Bloomberg

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Impressive, kept my interest despite the objectively stiff subject matter.
 
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sarcher | 24 other reviews | Sep 21, 2023 |
Good storytelling for a finance book. At the end of the day, still a finance book so not super interesting. Learned a lot though and the CEO Ross Johnson. was an interesting character. Fun to read when the LBO bidding occurred.
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Zach-Rigo | 24 other reviews | Aug 19, 2022 |
Has to be the most comprehensive book on the business side of baseball
 
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jimifenway | 3 other reviews | May 3, 2022 |
Rated: B
Fascinating account of the LBO of RJR Nabisco which was the largest of its day. The offers were driven by competing egos and arrogance for the sake of pride and greed. Great win for shareholders. Only fair return for investors. Utter destruction of a company culture with the fall of RJR. When people are critical of Corporate American and Wall Street, this history serves as an example of the need for greed.
 
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jmcdbooks | 24 other reviews | Mar 4, 2022 |

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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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