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Greg Farrell

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1589 FBF: Crash of the Titans: Greed, Hubris and The Fall of Merrill Lynch and the Near Collapse of Bank of America with Author Greg Farrell

Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing with Jason Hartman

This episode of Flashback Friday was originally published on: May 1, 2012  Jason Hartman is joined on this episode by Greg Farrell, author of Crash of the Titans: Greed, Hubris, The Fall of Merrill Lynch, and the Near Collapse of Bank of America, for a discussion of the economic crash and the resulting bailouts, as well as some of the inside dealings with some of the major banks, such as the buyouts by Bank of America. Greg explains how these banks that participated in the buyouts grossly underestimated the depth of problems in their own banks and in those they acquired. Greg relates his research on Merrill Lynch’s attempt in the 1980s to become more like Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street banks, which was to their detriment because they lacked the expertise for such business practices, and became involved in and in the middle of many of the scandals of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Like CitiGroup, they were in over their head. Jason and Greg discuss Wall Street in general and then specific financial groups regarding the recklessness and risky businesses, funds, etc, that they entertained to give the impression of higher rates of returns. As the plot unfolded, large bonuses to CEOs and high-producing brokers came into play, which encouraged an all or nothing attitude toward the company and fostered a “me” attitude versus long-term stability of the company. Greg also talks about what he calls the “Charlotte Mafia,” the clash of company cultures. Greg Farrell is a correspondent for the Financial Times. In January 2009, he broke the news that Merrill Lynch had paid out its 2008 bonuses a month ahead of schedule, in December, even though Merrill was in the process of losing $28 billion for the year, and Bank of America needed an extra $20 billion in taxpayer funds to complete its acquisition of the firm. That story sparked an investigation by New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo. Greg is a past winner of the American Business Press’s Jesse Neal Award for investigative reporting and a recipient of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship for business journalism. He earned a BA from Harvard University and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.

56mins

6 Nov 2020

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Aaron Beam Speaks Episode 15 -- Greg Farrell -- Get the Story

Aaron Beam Speaks Podcast

Larger than life lifestyle is sometimes seen in executives that find themselves in corporate scandals. Today’s guest was at the right place, at the right time to launch a career into investigative reporting. Meet Greg Farrell who has a different perspective of white collar crime, as his job with Bloomberg requires him to put together the facts and drama of an event to bring it into the public eye.He sat in the courtroom during the HealthSouth trial and has tremendous insight in how a trial plays out as he has been on the front row to financial scandals. He’s an author of a book entitled “Corporate Crooks” which summarizes some of the big cases in this century and also the book entitled “Crash of the Titans: Greed, Hubris, the Fall of Merrill Lynch, and the Near-Collapse of Bank of America” which gives the story of the Wall Street disaster involving several financial giants. We talk in this podcast about players and incidents. Greg was on the Netflix Special “Trial by Media” and has covered several high profile trials, involving Enron, WorldCom and Martha Stewart,Tune in as we also talk about what’s happening in the aggressive attempt to keep the economy afloat and the room for bad apples to be in the mix of those who are getting benefits that shouldn't be in that line. Good people, well intended people can find themselves in situations that compromise their ethics.

40mins

10 Jul 2020

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Pennsylvania Hunters Step Out of the Dark Ages, Will New Federal Animal Cruelty Law Affect Hunters? And Staying Warm in the Winter Whitetail Woods with First Lite’s Greg Farrell

Lone Star Outdoor Show

So much to get into this week and we start with Sportsmen's Alliance VP of Marketing Brian Lynn. The fact that Pennsylvania hunters haven't been legally allowed to hunt on Sundays since the colonial days of the late 1600s is mind boggling.  Thankfully, those days are finally coming to and end as the outdated "Blue [...]

1hr 39mins

9 Dec 2019

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P3 #31 Greg Farrell

The Personal Playlist Podcast

Greg began his teaching career in an IB school just outside of Lisbon, Portugal. He has taught Kindergarten to Grade 12 and AQ courses for OISE. He was principal in York Region and recently returned to the YRDSB after a secondment to the Ministry of Education where he served various school boards in the implementation of their specific goals. In addition, he worked with leaders to help put the Professional Learning Conversation Protocol into effect as a catalyst for school improvement. Greg as the Principal of Leadership Development in YRDSB and is now returning to lead a French Immersion school as principal.

31mins

30 Jun 2019

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Will Gourley and Greg Farrell - live recording

Beyond the Staffroom

Will Gourley and Greg Farrell - live recording by Derek Rhodenizer

33mins

4 Jan 2018

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Steve Jobs v. Bill Gates: With Wizard Academy Graduate Greg Farrell of Bloomberg News - Episode #33, Segment #4

BUnconventional's Podcast

Greg Farrell, author and influential reporter for Bloomberg News, makes a surprise visit to share with listeners some of the best advice he ever received from Roy H. Williams, author of the new book, Pendulum.   Roy is the sole guest on this week's edition of Business Unconventional, where he shares the insights and experiences that have drawn thousands of successful business owners and entrepreneurs to beat a path to his door at The Wizard Academy in Austin, Texas. This is Part Four of Four Roy is interviewed by B. Unconventional hosts Dean Rotbart and David Biondo.  Their weekly business radio newsmagazine is broadcast each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (Mountain Time) on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.  It is also available as a live stream from www.710KNUS.com. Innovative business owners and entrepreneurs who would like to share their stories with Business Unconventional listeners are invited to contact us at: 303-800-6081.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available for those seeking to reach small business decision makers. Original Broadcast Date: June 10, 2012 Photo: Greg Farrell, Bloomberg News

14mins

10 Jun 2012

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Steve Jobs v. Bill Gates: With Wizard Academy Graduate Greg Farrell of Bloomberg News

Monday Morning Radio

Greg Farrell, author and influential reporter for Bloomberg News, makes a surprise visit to share with listeners some of the best advice he ever received from Roy H. Williams, author of the new book, Pendulum.   Roy is the sole guest on a recent edition of Business Unconventional, where he shares the insights and experiences that have drawn thousands of successful business owners and entrepreneurs to beat a path to his door at The Wizard Academy in Austin, Texas. Roy is interviewed by B. Unconventional hosts Dean Rotbart and David Biondo.  Their weekly business radio newsmagazine is broadcast each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (Mountain Time) on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.  It is also available as a live stream from www.710KNUS.com. Innovative business owners and entrepreneurs who would like to share their stories with Monday Morning Radio listeners are invited to contact us at: 303-800-6081.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available for those seeking to reach small business decision makers. Original Broadcast Date: June 10, 2012Photo:  Greg Farrell, Bloomberg News

15mins

9 Jun 2012