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    1. August 26, 2013

      Leaders must watch and wait more often

      Wow or bust! Market yourself or perish! Sign up for the action faction! Don’t get sidetracked by analysis paralysis! Those...

    2. July 24, 2013

      Is it right to shame an employee who breaks the rules?

      THE PROBLEM Last week it emerged that a partner at the London law firm Russells was responsible for JK Rowling’s unmasking...

    1. June 29, 2012

      The power of later

      Wait: The Useful Art of Procrastination, by Frank Partnoy, Profile, RRP£12.99, 304 pages / Published in the US as ‘Wait: The...

    2. June 23, 2012

      Goldman not obliged to disclose Wells notice

      A US judge ruled Goldman Sachs had no obligation to tell investors that the Securities and Exchange Commission intended to...

    3. March 15, 2012

      Goldman’s ‘muppets’ need treating like true clients

      If the central difference between human beings and animals is our ability to think about the future, our species is not...

    4. FT Alphaville

      September 23, 2011

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis, and other offerings from Friday’s FT, Philip Stephens: Wanted — a plan to save Europe It has become...

    5. September 22, 2011

      On rogues, risk-taking and restoring trust in banks

      This week, as markets digested news about a potential debt default by Greece and a $2.3bn loss at UBS from alleged rogue...

    6. FT Alphaville

      August 11, 2011

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      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, Frank Partnoy: The coming world of smaller banks How many people...

    7. August 10, 2011

      The coming world of smaller banks

      How many people does it take to operate a modern bank and how much should such a bank’s shares be worth? The one-two punch...

    8. May 15, 2011

      The walls have ears

      Unbeknown to Danielle Chiesi, the financial world was just weeks away from collapse. It was late August 2008 and the hedge...

    9. May 11, 2011

      The real insider tip from the Galleon verdict

      After eight weeks of trial, and another 12 days of deliberations, the jury in the insider-trading case against Raj...

    10. April 15, 2011

      Virtual immunity for the dishonest

      From Mr Robert Morfee. Sir, As Frank Partnoy says in his Comment “Grubby lessons from a life of serial fraud” (April 9),...

    11. April 8, 2011

      Grubby lessons from a life of serial fraud

      I read the transcript of the Financial Times’ interview of Bernard Madoff with a sense of déjà vu. Madoff has been running...

    12. December 3, 2010

      Sunlight shows cracks in crisis rescue story

      It took two years, a hard-fought lawsuit, and an act of Congress, but finally on Wednesday, the Federal Reserve disclosed...

    13. September 24, 2010

      How ‘Wall Street’ changed Wall Street

      Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in ‘Wall Street’ (1987) In late 1987, Frank Partnoy, then a maths student at the University...

    14. FT Alphaville

      May 12, 2010

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      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Wednesday’s FT, Martin Wolf: Governments up the stakes with markets Governments...

    15. May 11, 2010

      Goldman is wrong target for official censure

      Chapter three of John Kenneth Galbraith’s classic book, The Great Crash, about the financial crisis of 1929, is entitled “In...

    16. FT Alphaville

      April 19, 2010

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      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Frank Partnoy: Wall Street beware: the lawyers are coming The US...

    17. April 18, 2010

      Wall Street beware: the lawyers are coming

      The US Congress will debate new financial legislation this week, but the real action in financial reform started last Friday...

    18. FT Alphaville

      March 17, 2010

      '$50bn is a drop in the ocean'

      Quick! Someone tell Steve Jobs that former Lehman executives appear to have made off with his infamous reality distortion...

    19. October 6, 2009

      Excerpts from the 2009 shortlist

      Read excerpts from the 6 finalists of the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2009. 1. Good...

    20. October 6, 2009

      Sceptical scrutiny is best way to keep auditors honest

      It's not just the Enron scandal that should haunt the auditing profession. Frank Partnoy's book The Match King lays out in...

    21. August 10, 2009

      Reading into financial crises past, present and future

      Ghosts of financial crises past, present and future haunt this year's array of new business books. Many of the 200 or so...

    22. August 7, 2009

      2009 long list

      Ghosts of financial crises past, present and future haunt this year’s array of new business books. Many of the 200 or so...

    23. FT Alphaville

      June 3, 2009

      The first amendment is a valuable thing

      A condensed version of an earlier post, this. Graph taken from the excellent paper by Frank Partnoy: How and why credit...

    24. March 26, 2009

      The ‘greatest ever swindler’

      The Match King: Ivar Kreuger, The Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals By Frank Partnoy PublicAffairs...

    25. January 18, 2009

      Prepare to bury the fatally wounded big banks

      Friday’s bad news from Citigroup and Bank of America confirmed what many experts have long suspected: the subprime losses...

    26. January 9, 2009

      On Wall Street: the persistence of ‘the bezzle’

      There’s a joke about a man unable to get to sleep while staying at a hotel in Las Vegas. He goes down to the roulette table,...

    27. FT Alphaville

      November 28, 2008

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      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Friday’s FT, Martin Wolfe: How Britain flirts with disaster Is the UK on the road...

    28. November 27, 2008

      Citigroup bail-out is smart but not risk-free

      The linchpin of this financial crisis has been “super-senior” investments backed by subprime mortgage securities and...

    29. FT Alphaville

      September 15, 2008

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      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT: Lehman crisis (1) Comment: Frank Partnoy: Hubris – is thy name...

    30. September 14, 2008

      Hubris – is thy name Richard Fuld?

      Is it just coincidence that both Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns were led by entrenched men who lost touch with their...

    31. FT Alphaville

      August 12, 2008

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      Insight: Frank Partnoy: Credit redux How much of the current credit crisis is really new? Frank Partnoy, author of...

    32. August 11, 2008

      Insight: A crisis of similar ingredients

      A little over a decade ago, I published a book called F.I.A.S.C.O.: Blood in the Water on Wall Street. I described the...

    33. July 30, 2008

      Do investors have a right to know about a CEO's illness?

      THE PROBLEM Steve Jobs' health came under scrutiny recently after the Apple chief executive's gaunt appearance at the...

    34. July 29, 2008

      Should a CEO’s health be secret?

      Steve Jobs’ health came under scrutiny recently after the Apple chief executive’s gaunt appearance at the company’s...

    35. July 14, 2008

      Upgrade models to blend in pricing information

      From Dr Rupert Macey-Dare. Sir, Frank Partnoy's call to "do away with rating-based rules" for investment and regulation...

    36. July 11, 2008

      Sanctions and enforcement rules are needed to regulate the rating agencies

      From Mr Pietro Calice. Sir, In his article ‘Do away with rating-based rules’ (July 9), Frank Partnoy comments on the recent...

    37. FT Alphaville

      July 9, 2008

      Pink Picks

      Must-reads in the FT on Wednesday, Welcome to a world with $500 oil How far will the real price of oil and other...

    38. July 8, 2008

      Do away with rating-based rules

      The European Union’s finance ministers have this week weighed in with their proposal to regulate credit rating agencies,...

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