It’s our Friday excerpt!
Be sure not to miss Overhaul by Steven Rattner, Counselor to the Secretary of Treasury and former New York Times financial reporter.  You can access a new excerpt of his book by clicking the image above. About the book:
The first real look inside Team Obama—due just before the 2010  elections—mixes political warfare and big business shakeups in equal  proportions, and comes from a uniquely informed source. Steve Rattner is  not just the man brought in by the president to save the auto industry,  he is a former New York Times financial reporter who also earned a  place among the top tier of Wall Street’s most informed investment  bankers and corporate experts. Now, from his vantage point at the helm  of the historic auto-industry intervention, Rattner crafts a tightly  plotted narrative of political brinkmanship, corporate mismanagement,  and personalities under pressure in a high-stakes clash between  Washington and Detroit. He also explains the tough choices he and his  team made, working against a ticking clock and facing vocal opposition  from free market champions, to keep Chrysler and General Motors in  operation.As the economy faced free fall, Obama, Treasury  Secretary Tim Geithner, and economic advisor Larry Summers—all  revealingly described—faced the possibility of more than a million lost  jobs and the astonishing wreckage of GM (a nightmare of huge  proportions, caused by terrible management) and Chrysler (a company so  close to death it was nearly sacrificed). Rattner’s book—which will take  the story up to the fall of 2010—is a gripping account of one of the  severest crises of President Obama’s first year in office, with lessons  relevant for all managers and executives.

It’s our Friday excerpt!

Be sure not to miss Overhaul by Steven Rattner, Counselor to the Secretary of Treasury and former New York Times financial reporter.  You can access a new excerpt of his book by clicking the image above.

About the book:

The first real look inside Team Obama—due just before the 2010 elections—mixes political warfare and big business shakeups in equal proportions, and comes from a uniquely informed source. Steve Rattner is not just the man brought in by the president to save the auto industry, he is a former New York Times financial reporter who also earned a place among the top tier of Wall Street’s most informed investment bankers and corporate experts. Now, from his vantage point at the helm of the historic auto-industry intervention, Rattner crafts a tightly plotted narrative of political brinkmanship, corporate mismanagement, and personalities under pressure in a high-stakes clash between Washington and Detroit. He also explains the tough choices he and his team made, working against a ticking clock and facing vocal opposition from free market champions, to keep Chrysler and General Motors in operation.

As the economy faced free fall, Obama, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, and economic advisor Larry Summers—all revealingly described—faced the possibility of more than a million lost jobs and the astonishing wreckage of GM (a nightmare of huge proportions, caused by terrible management) and Chrysler (a company so close to death it was nearly sacrificed). Rattner’s book—which will take the story up to the fall of 2010—is a gripping account of one of the severest crises of President Obama’s first year in office, with lessons relevant for all managers and executives.