ISBN 9788126525089,You Can'T Predict A Hero: From War To Wall Street, Leading In Times Of Crisis

You Can'T Predict A Hero: From War To Wall Street, Leading In Times Of Crisis



Times Group Books - New Delhi

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788126525089

ISBN-10 8126525088


Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)


There are many things that set Joe Grano apart from the typical corporate leader: his decorated military career, his humble origins, his lack of a formal college education, his meteoric rise. But perhaps the most unique aspect of Grano's life and career is his ability to deal with crisis. When things are at their worst, Grano is at his best. Structured around six specific crises he faced in his life and career, the book describes how Grano was able to triumph over varied challenges. The book explores his historic tenures at both Merrill Lynch and PaineWebber, dealing with the Crash of 1987 and the attacks of September 11. Also includes defining personal moments, such as Grano's overcoming a 60 percent disability from wounds and his battling through the collapse of a major investment. Taken together, these six defining moments will serve not just as the touchstones in a remarkable life story, but as six lessons in courage, leadership, and determination that will inspire readers of every age, and at every stage in life. About The Author Joe Grano is legendary on Wall Street for his meteoric climb from Merrill Lynch stock broker to chairman of UBS PaineWebber. Credited for turning PaineWebber around and shepherding its merger with Swiss banking giant UBS, Grano is equally respected on Wall Street for the leadership he showed during the crash of 1987, and the market's recovery from the attacks of September 11, 2001. Grano is currently the CEO of Centurion Holdings, a private venture capital and consulting group, as well as a Tony Award-winning producer of the huge Broadway smash hit, Jersey Boys. A decorated war hero, Grano was chosen by the White House to be chairman of the President's Homeland Security Advisory Council after 9/11. The recipient of countless awards for leadership, civic contributions, as well as honorary degrees, he is involved in a wide range of educational and philanthropic endeavors. Mark Levine has written many books, magazine articles, broadcast commentaries for a variety of publishers, publications, networks and organizations. His credits include Die Broke, Live Rich, Lifescripts (with Stephen M. Pollan) and most recently, Stepping Up: Make Decisions That Matter (with Timothy Dobbins). A columnist for Money, Men's Health and Working Women, he has taught magazine writing at Cornell University and is a frequent guest lecturer at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Journalism. TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword (Lee Iacocca) Preface 1. Leaders: Are They Born or Made? 2. Problems Require Solutions 3. Be the Eternal Optimist 4. Reconcile Yourself to Selfishness 5. You Can't Predict a Hero 6. The Truth Is Never Wrong 7. Humanity Is More Important Than Hierarchy 8. September 11, 2001 9. Can a Leader Prosper Without a Mistress? 10. Queen for a Day Epilogue: Reach, Lift and Embrace About the Authors Acknowledgments Index