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The Chickenshit Club
Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives
This book delves into the reasons why no bankers were jailed after the financial crisis and why CEOs seem to escape punishment for wrongdoing. In a fast-paced, eye-opening look at the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission, Jesse Eisinger provides a clear and detailed glimpse into the evolution of the government's approach to corporate crime. With insider references and revealing looks into trading desks, corporate boardrooms, and the offices of prosecutors and FBI agents, this book is a wake-up call and a chilling read.
Convictions are NEVER guaranteed. If we have sufficient evidence to indict & go to trial, we must do so even if there is a chance of an acquittal. Hence, it’s more important to try cases than to win cases. See also the book, “The Chickenshit Club” by @eisingerj – source
Lincoln on Leadership
Executive Strategies for Tough Times
Learn how to be a successful leader with lessons from Abraham Lincoln's diverse leadership abilities. In Lincoln on Leadership, you'll discover how to seize the initiative, provide job security, and encourage risk-taking while avoiding issuing orders. With insights from Lincoln's presidency, this book provides valuable advice for running your organization in today's complex world.
I’m a Lincoln devotee as well, my friend. In fact, my leadership/management/supervision bible is a modest little book, “Lincoln on Leadership.” Distills episodes from Lincoln’s life into leadership principles. I give copies out like Halloween candy. Lessons are invaluable. – source
The Right Stuff
This book tells the inspiring story of American heroism during a time when it was unfashionable to admire it. The author documents the early days of NASA's manned space program and its pioneers, including Chuck Yeager, the first to break the sound barrier, and the seven initial astronauts. Through his skillful storytelling, the author captures the daring and courage required to achieve the impossible, making this book an epic masterpiece.
@KatieOGrady4 Thank you, Katie. Loved that book - The Right Stuff. – source
Also recommended byRichard BransonBen ShapiroHeather E HeyingAlastair Humphreys
Shortest Way Home
One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future
This inspiring memoir tells the story of Pete Buttigieg, the visionary mayor of South Bend, Indiana who transformed a "dying city" into a shining model of urban reinvention. Interweaving two narratives of his personal and political journey, Buttigieg recounts growing up in a Rust Belt city, studying at Harvard and Oxford, and returning to Indiana to revive a once-great industrial city. With gripping stories of confronting gun violence and attracting tech companies to the city, while also coming out and finding love in a conservative state, Shortest Way Home challenges our perception of American politicians and provides a new vision for America's future.
@gingersforpete @PeteButtigieg @FrankBruni I already read Pete’s book (and tweeted out several compelling passages). It was an excellent read. – source
Also recommended byLisa Bloom