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By James D. Wolfensohn

As president of the realm financial institution for a decade, James Wolfensohn tackled international poverty with a keenness and effort that made him a uniquely vital determine in a basic area of switch. utilizing a life of event within the banking region, he carved a different direction in Asia, Africa, Latin the USA, and Europe for the establishment that serves because the significant lender to the world's poor.

In A international Life, Wolfensohn tells his superb lifestyles tale in his personal phrases. a guy of surpassing mind's eye and force, he turned an Olympic fencer and a popular banker in London and big apple. An Australian, he navigated Wall highway with unusual ability. Chairman of Carnegie corridor and the Kennedy middle for a few years, he's additionally an beginner cellist. however it was once his tenure on the global financial institution that made him a world strength. whereas on the helm of this arguable establishment, Wolfensohn influenced, schemed, charmed, and bullied the entire constituencies at his command to develop the distribution of the world's wealth. Now he bluntly assesses his successes and screw ups, reflecting at the reasons of constant poverty.

Much greater than a enterprise tale, this can be a deeply reflective account of a desirable profession and personality.

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