Catching Lightning in a Bottle: How Merrill Lynch by Winthrop H. Smith Jr

By Winthrop H. Smith Jr

The attention-grabbing tale in the back of the corporate that revolutionized the monetary world Catching Lightning in a Bottle lines the entire background of Merrill Lynch and the company's sizeable effect at the global of finance, from the beginning of the once-mighty corporation to its inauspicious finish. all through its ninety-four yr background, Merrill Lynch revolutionized finance by means of bringing Wall road to major highway, working less than a chain of instructions referred to as the foundations. those values allowed the corporate to achieve the belief of small traders through placing the consumers' pursuits first, using a company trajectory that improved capital markets and fueled the expansion of the yankee post-war economic system. Written through the son of Merrill Lynch co-founder Winthrop H. Smith, this ebook describes the construction and evolution of the corporate from Charlie Merrill's one-man store in 1914 to its acquisition by means of financial institution of the US in 2008.
writer Winthrop H. Smith Jr. spent twenty-eight years on the corporation his father co-founded, bringing a different standpoint to undergo in telling the tale of the corporate that democratized the inventory industry and finally fell from its lofty perch.

  • Learn why the at first scoffed at Charles Merrill's "radical" funding ideas
  • Discover the starting place of the foundations, and the way they drove operations for almost a century
  • Find out why the writer left a profitable Wall road occupation, and why it used to be any such shrewdpermanent move
  • Examine the tradition and values that outfitted Merrill Lynch into one of many world's so much winning and revered companies

progressive imaginative and prescient is unusual, and enduring luck is much more so. while a unmarried association demonstrates either one of these features, it truly is felt through the global. notice the interesting tale in the back of Merrill Lynch and the lads who equipped it from an insider's point of view in Catching Lightning in a Bottle.

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Everyone was just outside of town, at the ball park. Nearly every town in America had its own ball park and its own ball team, and both were sources of considerable civic pride. The smaller the community, the greater the pride. Challenges were issued to neighboring towns, and the games became festive occasions with bands and cookouts. Special trains brought in the out-of-town fans, though visiting teams were at a disadvantage because the home team supplied the umpires. Nevertheless, the betting was heavy.

The stained-glass window he later donated to the fraternity was still there when I joined Chi Psi in 1968. Charlie Merrill and Eddie Lynch met each other at the Twenty-third Street YMCA in New York City and within a couple of years they both became millionaires. Chapter Two The Odd Couple (1907–1915) There were still more than two thousand working farms in New York City when Charlie Merrill arrived in the fall of 1907, but the city was well along the road toward becoming the nation’s business colossus.

It was a green sea of cotton plants that in a few weeks would be covered with fluffy white fiber. If Charles Edward Merrill had had a résumé, it would not have been very impressive: prep school disciplinary problem, two-time college dropout, drinker, and all-around reveler. In these days semipro baseball players were on a level with sailors and carnival roustabouts in terms of public esteem. But now he had a job on Wall Street. He felt foolish because he only knew one person in New York: Marie Sjostrom’s father, motivated at least partially by self-interest, had gotten him a job as a clerk at a salary of $15 a week.

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