Thought Leadership Series: “Reckless Endangerment” with Gretchen MorgensonNovember 1st, 2011
Our recent Thought Leadership series featured veteran New York Times business reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Gretchen Morgenson. Gretchen’s book, Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon, continues to be at the top of Amazon’s worldwide bestseller list, and recently was named one of the “Best Books of 2011” by Barnes & Noble. FLI clients and friends experienced a highly charged and informative morning with some top line insights such as:
- High powered executives, members of Congress and Washington’s prestigious regulatory community laid the ground work for the financial crisis and meltdown that America is struggling to overcome.
- Washington elites rigged the system for themselves, became rich and powerful and then “slipped quietly from the scene.”
- Early warnings and signs of impending doom were virtually ignored or hidden.
Gretchen Morgenson is a business reporter and writes the “Fair Game” column in the Sunday business section of The New York Times, where she also serves as assistant business and financial editor. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for her “trenchant and incisive” coverage of Wall Street. Prior to joining the Times in 1998, she worked as a broker at Dean Witter in the 1980s and as a reporter at Forbes, Worth, and Money magazines. She lives with her husband and son in New York City.