By Richard Brandt, Thomas Weisel, Lance Armstrong
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"Thom Weisel’s profession has been striking. In series he has outfitted profitable funding banking and learn companies. that may be sufficient, yet he has additionally revitalized the U.S. Ski staff, subsidized and encouraged the profitable journey de France biking staff, inspired Lance Armstrong to develop into a world-class competitor back after his conflict with melanoma, financially and spiritually empowered the Empower the US imagine tank, and assembled a world-class modern artwork assortment. you can't do all this with no need unprecedented power, uncanny imaginative and prescient, notable management features and amazing instinct. This ebook tells Thom’s tale and contains a few of his personal insightful inspiration items. In Capital Instincts, you'll examine much approximately administration, motivation, management and the certain features of humanity which are the substance of greatness." –Byron R. Wien coping with Director Morgan Stanley
"Serial successes are infrequent. those who span Silicon Valley and Wall highway, sleek artwork, Olympic ski racing, and the journey de France, rarer nonetheless. No, Capital Instincts: lifestyles as an Entrepreneur, Financier, and Athlete isn’t a singular. however it is a mystery. Richard Brandt isn’t Robert Ludlum, yet he’ll have you ever having fun with turning pages simply as a lot. And Thom Weisel isn’t Jason Bourne, yet he strikes approximately as quick and covers extra territory. a desirable strength, a amazing mix of power and concentration, of expertise and intuition for markets and folks, of guts and force, he has lit up the worlds of finance, artwork and activities for many years. half biography, half company background, half Weisel’s personal perspectives on matters from administration, funding banking and entrepreneurship to the net bubble/bust and fiscal destiny, Capital Instincts is just riveting. greater than a needs to read–a pleasant learn to boot. And with Weisel going robust, i will rarely stay up for the sequel." –Michael J. Boskin T.M. Friedman Professor of Economics and Hoover establishment Senior Fellow Stanford college
"Thom Weisel and Richard Brandt have produced a simple studying heritage that are supposed to be integrated in each enterprise examine application. management classes in activities and finance laced with real-life reports. i discovered myself remembering contemporary headlines as Thom tells the interior story." –Harvey W. Schiller President & CEO US Operations Assante Corp
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There happened to be top cyclists from all over the world entering the race, preparing for a national cycling championship coming up in Chicago the following week. These were professional racers, some a decade or more older than Weisel. He was the only one without a team uniform, just racing for the hell of it. But he kept up with the leaders, and on the last lap he poured it on. ” he recalls gleefully. He won the race and a 6 1/2-foot trophy, and got his picture in the paper again. He also broke three state records in speed skating that year, in the 440meter, 880-meter, and one-mile races.
It was also known as possibly the most aggressive and ambitious in the business. Weisel doesn’t like being second at anything. In business, he has only briefly had to suffer the compromise and lack of control that come from reporting to a boss, and he mostly chafed. At the beginning of his career he was impatient to become the boss, and moved quickly to become a partner, then became CEO seven years after joining Montgomery Securities. More recently, he had to report to NationsBank/Bank of America CEO Hugh McColl for one year, between the time he sold Montgomery to the giant banking conglomerate in 1997 and when he walked away from it all in 1998.
More recently, he had to report to NationsBank/Bank of America CEO Hugh McColl for one year, between the time he sold Montgomery to the giant banking conglomerate in 1997 and when he walked away from it all in 1998. He’s quick to add: “If they had kept their end of the bargain, I would not have had a problem,” but some of his closest friends say they could never see him reporting to someone else for long. The rest of his professional life has been spent in the role of CEO. His drive and independence are part of his heritage.