Joe Jordan at The American Museum of Finance (MOAF) 4 part video series on Bob Benmosche and AIG, Good for the Money: My Fight to Pay Back America

 

AIG Bob Benmosche Joe Jordan
By Marc Bryan-Brown (American International Group) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(Part 1): Bob Benmosche’s character and early career

Part II working with Bob

Part III Bob managing AIG

Part IV Bob turning around AIG

In 2009, at the peak of the financial crisis, AIG – the American insurance behemoth – was sinking fast. It was the peg upon which the nation hung its ire and resentment during the financial crisis: the pinnacle of Wall Street arrogance and greed. When Bob Benmosche climbed aboard as CEO, it was widely assumed that he would go down with his ship. In mere months, he turned things around, pulling AIG from the brink of financial collapse and restoring its profitability. Before three years were up, AIG had fully repaid its staggering debt to the US government – with interest.

Good for the Money: My Fight to Pay Back America is an unyielding leader’s memoir of a career spent fixing companies through thoughtful, unconventional strategy. With his brash, no-holds-barred approach to the job, Benmosche restored AIG’s employee morale and good name. His is a story of perseverance, told with refreshing irreverence in unpretentious terms.

Good for the Money: My Fight to Pay Back America

About the Speaker
Joe Jordan, Benmosche’s colleague for 33 years, will provide insights into his life and career. Jordan, a motivational speaker and behavioral finance expert, ran insurance sales at Paine Webber, and was Sr. Vice President at MetLife. He is also a founder of the Insured Retirement Institute, Joe Jordan has been honored for three years as one of the “Top 50 Irish Americans on Wall Street,” Joe Jordan was inducted into the Fordham Football Hall of Fame and has played rugby for the New York Athletic Club for 30 years.

About the Museum
The Museum of American Finance is the nation’s only independent museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and teaching about American finance and financial history. Housed in an historic bank building on Wall Street, the Museum’s magnificent grand mezzanine banking hall provides an ideal setting for permanent exhibits on the financial markets, money, banking, entrepreneurship and Alexander Hamilton.

The Museum is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) Smithsonian affiliate creating non-ideological presentations and programs for purposes of education and general public awareness. Financial education is at the core of the Museum’s mission, seeking to promote lifelong learning and inquiry.

As a chronicler of American financial achievement and development, the Museum seeks to play a special role as a guardian of America’s collective financial memory, as well as a presenter and interpreter of current financial issues, thereby connecting the past with the present while serving as a guide for the future.

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Good for the Money

In 2009, at the peak of the financial crisis, AIG – the American insurance behemoth – was sinking fast. It was the peg upon which the nation hung its ire and resentment during the financial crisis: the pinnacle of Wall Street arrogance and greed. When Bob Benmosche climbed aboard as CEO, it was widely assumed that he would go down with his ship. In mere months, he turned things around, pulling AIG from the brink of financial collapse and restoring its profitability. Before three years were up, AIG had fully repaid its staggering debt to the U.S. government – with interest.

Good for the Money is an unyielding leader’s memoir of a career spent fixing companies through thoughtful, unconventional strategy. With his brash, no-holds-barred approach to the job, Benmosche restored AIG’s employee morale and good name. His is a story of perseverance, told with refreshing irreverence in unpretentious terms.

Called “an American hero” by Andrew Ross Sorkin, author of Too Big to Fail, Benmosche was a self-made man who never forgot what life is like for the nation’s 99-percent; again and again, he pushed back against obstinate colleagues to salvage American jobs and industry. Good for the Money affords you a front-row seat for Benmosche’s heated battles with major players from Geithner to Obama to Cuomo, and offers incomparable lessons in leadership from the legendary CEO who changed the way Wall Street does business.

Good for the Money