A Philosopher on Wall Street: How Creative Financier Fred Frank Forged the Future (Hardcover)

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An astonishing tale of Wall Street and the explosion of new life-science technologies and other industries of the future as told by one of the most creative dealmakers of the past 60 years.

When Fred Frank arrived on Wall Street in 1958, he became a key member of a small, whip-smart cadre of young financiers who began challenging the stodgy, risk-averse scions of old-world investment banking. He also became the first banker to specialize in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and health care services. Frank's perpetual search for the new--pioneering technologies and innovative business models--has transformed our world.

A Philosopher on Wall Street is an intriguing tale of

- a man who was a force of verve and ingenuity on Wall Street, who built and nurtured new industries that have impacted everyone;
- Wall Street and its history since the late 1950s, the surprisingly fascinating story of how high technology in America was capitalized, and the formation and meteoric rise of the pharma and biotech industries;
- the best and worst of Wall Street over the past sixty years, and thoughts about the future of how to fund innovation to benefit both people and the bottom line
- colorful stories from top innovators, scientists, executives, and investors about deals, intrigue, genius, booms and busts.

‚ÄčThis is the story of one of the most creative dealmakers of the past sixty years, a master artist of finance whose erudition and grace helped shape our world, who has always believed that inspired science, entrepreneurship, and investing are the keys to a better future.

About the Author

David Ewing Duncan is the best-selling author of eleven books, an award-winning journalist and broadcaster, and the cofounder and curator of Arc Fusion, a media, events, and consulting company. David writes for Vanity Fair, the New York Times, The Atlantic, Wired, Fortune, National Geographic, Inc., Fast Company, MIT Technology Review, Newsweek, Discover, and many other publications. He is a former commentator for NPR's Morning Edition and formerly a special correspondent and producer for ABC's Nightline and 20/20; a producer for Discovery Channel; and a correspondent for PBS NOVA's ScienceNow! He was the founding director of the Center of Life Science Policy at UC Berkeley and is a member of the faculty at Singularity University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781626348714
ISBN-10: 1626348715
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
Publication Date: September 14th, 2021
Pages: 280
Language: English