The Lost Bank: A Book Review

By Beverly M. Burden

I don’t know what attracted me to The Lost Bank: The Story of Washington Mutual – The Biggest Bank Failure in American History, by Kirsten Grind (Simon & Schuster 2012), but I found it a compelling read that often felt more like the suspense novels I prefer.

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A Star Among Us

Back in May, the Academy introduced you to author-extraordinaire Elizabeth A. Vaughan. “Beth” is staff attorney to Chapter 13 Trustee John P. Gustafson. She is the author of not one, not two but SEVEN published works of fiction. Her first book, Warprize, begins the Chronicles of the Warlands. Warsworn (featured here) is the second . . . → Read More: A Star Among Us

Value Investing – From Graham to Buffett and Beyond

By Adam Tabor, 2012 J.D., Creighton University School of Law

INTRODUCTION

Author: Adam Tabor

Bruce Greenwald’s book, Value Investing – From Graham to Buffett and Beyond, is an excellent book for anyone interested in value investing.  The book is based on the legendary teachings of Benjamin Graham and David Dodd, the . . . → Read More: Value Investing – From Graham to Buffett and Beyond

The Vulture Investors

An In Depth Book Review by Sam Spomer, Creighton School of Law

Introduction

Vultures have a predilection for the dead and dying.  As in the animal kingdom, investors circle struggling businesses like vultures.  Although these vulture investors and other scavengers are needed to clean up failing businesses, these investors have gained a terrible . . . → Read More: The Vulture Investors

The Essays of Warren Buffet: Lessons for Corporate America

An In Depth Book Review by Philip Martin, Law Student Creighton School of Law

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Chapter One: Corporate Governance

Author: Philip Martin

Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger take a unique approach in the way they run Berkshire Hathaway.  Although the company is a corporation, they approach . . . → Read More: The Essays of Warren Buffet: Lessons for Corporate America

The Organized Lawyer

The Organized Lawyer (Carolina Academic Press, 2009)

By Kelly Lynn Anders

Working in the field of law requires the management of an enormous amount of information, a skill seldom addressed in law school. We’re tuned in, online, hooked up, and essentially accessible 24 hours a day— and challenges with information overload only promise to . . . → Read More: The Organized Lawyer

Distress Investing – Principles and Technique

Distress Investing – Principles and Technique

By Martin Whitman & Fred Diz

Book Review by Vijay Malik

The collapse of many of Wall Street’s longstanding icons during the recent credit crisis perhaps presaged a new era in global financial markets.  While the implosion seemed instantaneous, with the value of publicly . . . → Read More: Distress Investing – Principles and Technique

Book Review – Paul Ingrassia, Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry’s Road to Bankruptcy and Bailout – and Beyond

By Michael Schmidt

Introduction

Paul Ingrassia detailed the history of the American automobile industry in his book, Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry’s Road to Bankruptcy and Bailout – and Beyond, starting in the year 1863, the year of Henry Ford’s birth, up through the year 2009.  The book focused on the “Big Three” . . . → Read More: Book Review – Paul Ingrassia, Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry’s Road to Bankruptcy and Bailout – and Beyond