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    • The Silo Effect

    • Why putting everything in its place isn't such a bright idea
    • By: Gillian Tett
    • Narrated by: Eilidh L. Beaton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Silo Effect, award-winning journalist Gillian Tett examines the structural development of institutions such as UBS, Sony and the Bank of England. While the world is increasingly interlinked in some senses, it remains profoundly fragmented in others. As organisations become larger and more global than ever before, they are apt to be divided and sub-divided into numerous different departments to facilitate productivity. However, there is a trap to the inevitability of these silos.

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • Fool's Gold

    • By: Gillian Tett
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A best seller on both sides of the Atlantic, Fool's Gold is a key commentary on the causes of the recent financial crisis. Taking readers back to the invention of credit-derivative obligations (CDOs) at J. P. Morgan in 1994, and the subsequent exponential growth of that market, Tett explains how credit derivatives seemed a win-win for the financial world, freeing up capital, increasing profits, and diversifying risk.

    Non-member price: $28.87