House of Cards: Inside the Troubled Empire of American Express

By: Friedman, Jon; Meehan, John

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A fascinating look at the inner workings of American Express. From it's pony-express beginnings, they grew into a powerful conglomerate with a global reach. The authors, financial journalists both, take the reader inside corporate boardrooms and tell, for the first time, of all the bungled deals, private fiascos and slashing executive egos in the far-flung realm of American Express. Things became truly nasty during the recession in the early '80's, when restaurants in Boston began to complain about the enormous commission taken when one of their cards was used. It was the arrogance that AmEx executives showed relating to this problem that really started the skid downward. The binding, dark gray, is fine. The jacket has light wear at the top of the spine. 272 pages including photographs and index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Title: House of Cards: Inside the Troubled Empire of American Express

Author: Friedman, Jon; Meehan, John

Categories: General,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1992

ISBN: 0399136541

ISBN 13: 9780399136542

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 000424

Keywords: Finances Economics Losses Control Non-fiction Consumers Culture,