The Money Makers: How Extraordinary Managers Win in a World Turned Upside Down
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When real money is at stake, it tends to clarify the mind, and for over a decade, Anne-Marie Fink has had literally billions of dollars resting on her assessments of companies. As an equity analyst and professional investor, she has been charged with understanding whether businesses are solid, long-term moneymakers–or rotten tomatoes–before investing with them.
She has had unusual access to an incredible variety of businesses, from entertainment conglomerates to newspapers, Internet companies, airlines, railroads, furniture manufacturers, auto suppliers, staffing agencies, and others. Well known for her ability to drill down to the details and understand what makes a business tick, she has skillfully dissected the story of many a CEO and talked with people up and down the ranks, as well as customers, suppliers, regulators, distributors, bankers, and rivals–anyone who could give her insight on a company’s operations.
The result is a book of great originality–an unusual and perceptive look at business that busts myths and conventional thinking. Based on what she and her investing colleagues have seen firsthand, Anne-Marie Fink’s The Moneymakers provides a highly pragmatic framework for thriving in our hypercompetitive world. They include:
“An incredibly sharp mind, Anne-Marie offers a strong, insightful point of view on what really makes companies succeed. Her book should be read by anyone with a serious interest in how companies achieve results.”
—Leslie Moonves, president and chief executive officer, CBS Corporation
“Anne-Marie knows the dynamics of the marketplace and what it takes for the best managers and companies to win.”
—Sumner Redstone, executive chairman of the board and founder, Viacom
“Her knowledge of the factors underlying long-term value creation will make her book essential reading for all managers.”
—Douglas H. McCorkindale, former chairman, president, and chief executive officer, Gannett Co., Inc.
“I have long been impressed with Anne-Marie’s innate ability to understand the dynamics that drive business. . . . A must-read for all managers.”
—Kenneth W. Lowe, president and chief executive officer, the E. W. Scripps Company
“She probes persistently to determine the economic reality underneath a company’s reported numbers and presentation. Her insights on what makes companies successful will be valuable to all managers and those who evaluate them.”
—Trevor Harris, vice chairman of client services, Morgan Stanley
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