Praise for Financial Darwinism
"The best business management tool is common sense. While such a timeless truth remains indispensable, it takes new thinking to navigate the astonishingly complex and rapidly changing world of finance. Over the years, I have personally witnessed leading organizations' reliance on Leo Tilman's advice and insights to deliver consistent profits and manage risk. I hope the readers of this smart, original, and practical book will benefit in kind."
-Alan C. "Ace" Greenberg, Vice Chairman Emeritus, J.P. Morgan
"Responding to earnings pressures with outdated concepts and tools or, worse yet, blind risk-taking has an unhappy ending in every case. Get your organization's costs under control and staff it with highly competent professionals. Then use Financial Darwinism to prosper in the world of globalization and deregulation."
-Jamie B. Stewart Jr., President and CEO, The Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation
Past Acting President and COO, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York
"A masterful treatise on piloting complex financial institutions through the newer and tougher challenges imposed on them by the evolving marketplace. Tilman presents a unified conceptual framework that not only resonates with one's intuition, but also offers specific structural approaches to the decisions made by financial executives. This book is a must for anyone interested in improved strategies for risk management and economic performance."
-Dr. Darrell Duffie, Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance, The Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
"Tilman has distilled the larger pattern from the seemingly endless reorganizations of financial institutions, some strategic and others quite foolish. Financial Darwinism articulates a framework for understanding and, for financial executives and practitioners, initiating strategic choices."
-Dr. Bennett W. Golub, Vice Chairman, BlackRock, Inc.
"Financial Darwinism explains the tectonic shifts now underway in the investment world far better than any book I have seen to date. Those who are interested in really understanding how financial markets have dramatically changed in the past few years-and how they are likely to change again in the next few years-would do well to read and absorb this important work by Leo Tilman."
-David M. Rubenstein, Cofounder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group