McColl: The Man with America's Money
|Rating||:||4.19 (754 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||656 Pages|
. Much in McColl's life and career is raw material for a good story, but Yockey barely stops short of hero worship and always puts McColl in the best possible light. The story of the monster merger, as Yockey casts it, is a story of a shrewd Southerner outfoxing the slick and arrogant New York money men. From Publishers Weekly Too long and too soft on its subject, this account of the rise of Hugh McColl is entertaining even though Yockey sticks too close to the point of view of McColl, the man who created the first national bank when he joined his Nationsbank with Bank of America. Although the merged comp
"Review From Business Week, November 15, 1999" according to Business Week. In the late 1950s, Hugh L. McColl Jr.'s father told him: ''Son, you don't have the brains to be a farmer. You'd better be a banker.'' Bad call. If Dad had hired Hugh Jr. to run the family farm, history might have been different--and the elder McColl might have wound up owning the next ConAgra Inc. Instead, McColl's desire to prove himself supplied the motivation to turn a sleepy Southern inst. This is no dull business book. Great adventure story- A Customer Who'd want to read a 600-page story about a banker? Hugh McColl is one banker we could all learn from. And since one out of three American families does business with McColl's great big bank, we stand to lose if we don't understand how he came to be "the man with America's money."This is no dull business book. From Page One, where you meet a man in his underwear contemplating the nature of po. "A former colleague of McColl's comments on the book" according to A Customer. "McColl is a fascinating and inspiring book about the transformation of the Banking industry during the final one third of the 20th century, and the person who is credited more than any other with making that happen.Hugh McColl is portrayed as a man who is brilliant in intellect, a hard charging maverick who frequently steps on toes; knows his strengths and how to play to them; and is a maste
A swashbuckling biography of Bank of America CEO Hugh McColl and the banking empire he created.