Last Man Standing: The Ascent of Jamie Dimon and JPMorgan Chase

Duff McDonald

In the midst of this disastrous economic climate, one executive has weathered the storm more deftly than any other: Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, considered the dominant figure on Wall Street. Dimon's eleventh-hour acquisition, in 2008, of flailing archrival Bear Stearns stunned the world. Even more incredible: JPMorgan's continued success in the face of an industry-wide meltdown that has seen its CEO become a paragon of finance. In Last Man Standing, award-winning journalist Duff McDonald chronicles Dimon's tumultuous rise: from his joining the legendary Sandy Weill at American Express fresh out of Harvard Business School to their building of Citigroup (and Dimon's unceremonious ouster) to his rescue of Bank One and, at the unprecedented age of forty-eight, his ascension to the top post at JPMorgan Chase - a bank he transformed from a broken institution to the sine qua non of global banking in five short years.

Last Man Standing: The Ascent of Jamie Dimon and JPMorgan Chase