William Rhodes, Banker to the World

Thursday, June 23, 2011

William R. Rhodes, former senior vice chairman and senior international officer of Citigroup and Citibank, discusses the lessons he’s learned about managing amid crises. In Banker to the World: Leadership Lessons from the Front Lines of Global Finance, Rhodes presents the collected wisdom, best-practices, analysis, and anecdotes he’s gathered in high-level negotiations around the world—including those with the Sandinistas, heads of state, and corporate CEOs.


William R. Rhodes

Comments [4]

jayr from Queens

How can the housing market be relied upon to sustain our economic growth and stability, when the disparity between salaries and housing costs increases from decade to decade?!

Jun. 23 2011 12:47 PM
Elizabeth from NYC

Great Guest! Thank You!

Jun. 23 2011 12:46 PM
CL from NYC

Will someone please note the elephant in the room? Until or unless the government seriously reins in the greediest forces in the financial markets, nothing can fundamentally change. The power of capital is enormous, even-- dare I say it?-- within the campaigns of elected politicians.

Jun. 23 2011 12:45 PM
joe from Jersey

What's Rhodes" reaction to the portayal of Citi in the film "Inside Job?" It unflattering, to put it mildly.
Just one example- Inside Job says that the merger of Citi and Traveler's in 1998 violated the Glass Steagall Act, which prohibited any one institution from acting as any combination of a bank holding company and any other financial institution, like an investment bank or an insurance company (like Traveler's).
Citi worked to deregulate the industry and sowed the seeds of the economic train wreck of 2008 and Bush's Great Recession.

Jun. 23 2011 12:15 PM

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