About the Book:
Transforming Wall Street: A Conscious Path for a New Future
from Main Street to Wall Street
are revolutionizing wealth creation.
Are you among them?
Would you like to be?
“Deep, inspiring, provocative.
This book makes you believe in the American Dream again.”
– Tahl Raz, Author of #1 New York Times Best-Seller Never Eat Alone
When did capitalism and making money become bad things? Where do you draw the line between making a living and greed? Can you work on Wall Street without selling your soul? Is it possible there are more decent people working on Wall Street than there are wolves?
Kim Ann Curtin, The Wall Street Coach, asks these and many more important questions in Transforming Wall Street: A Conscious Path for a New Future. Curtin spent years working on Wall Street before she became an executive coach dedicated to assisting those in finance to have both wealth and meaning. She knows the problems on Wall Street are not the faults of capitalism but a lack of the conscious application of what Adam Smith intended.
No matter whether you’re an avid capitalist, someone angry at Wall Street, or you simply want to live more consciously, Transforming Wall Street offers you an informative, eye-opening, and soul-inspiring look at capitalism, conscious living, and how to balance them for a richer and more fulfilling life.
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The Wall Street 50
Transforming Wall Street combines fresh insight, intelligence and experience from fifty leading Wall Street luminaries, together with a panel of academic experts and a wide-ranging group of Teachers of Consciousness. It is with keen observation that Author Kim Ann Curtin offers us an eye-opening and soul-inspiring glimpse into the ways in which Conscious Capitalism is about to transform the financial industry as we know it.
These are a few among The Wall Street 50 interviewed:
WS50: Bill Ackman
Founder & CEO of Hedge Fund Pershing Square Capital Management LP
WS50: Dara Albright
NowStreet Founder & preeminent resource for insight into the burgeoning industry of market structure, private secondary transactions & crowd finance
WS50: John Allison
CEO & President of Cato Institute & the longest serving CEO of a major US bank (BB&T Bank)
WS50: John Bogle
Founder of The Vanguard Group, Inc. & President of the Bogle Financial Markets Research Center
WS50: Josh Brown
CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management and one of the top financial bloggers in the world
WS50: Frank R Casey
Managing Partner of PEAQ Capital Strategies
WS50: Rob Davis
Managing Director and head of Business Development at McAlinden Research Partners (MRP), a division of Catalpa Capital Advisors, LLC
WS50: Amy Domini
Founder & CEO of Domini Social Investments, a woman-owned/managed SEC-registered investment adviser specializing exclusively in socially responsible investing
WS50: Joseph Grano
Chairman & CEO of Centurion Holdings LLC, a company that advises private and public companies
WS50: Oswald Grubel
Chairman of La Zagaleta, CEO of Credit Suisse (2002-2007) and Group CEO at UBS AG (2009-2011)
WS50: Janet Hanson
Founder & Former CEO of 85 Broads, a global network of 30,000+ trailblazing women who invest in each other’s success
WS50: Carla Harris
Vice Chairman of Global Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley
WS50: Hazel Henderson
Founder of Ethical Markets Media (EM) (Certified B Corp, US & Brazil), Creator & Co-Executive Producer of EM TV
WS50: Erika Karp
Founder & CEO of Cornerstone Capital Inc, applying principles of sustainable finance in order to enhance transparency and collaboration
WS50: Brad Katsuyama
Co-Founder & CEO of IEX Group Inc; featured in the book Flash Boys about high frequency financial trading
WS50: Henry Kaufman
President of Henry Kaufman & Co, Inc and former Managing Director & Executive Committee Member of Salomon Brothers
WS50: Dr Andrew Kuper
CEO of LeapFrog Investments and an investor and entrepreneur in emerging markets
WS50: Robert Monks
Founder of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), LENS Investment Mgmt, Trucost & Governance for Owners; a shareholder activist & author
WS50: Joseph Perella
Co-founder of Perella Weinberg Partners; former Worldwide Head of Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division
WS50: Barry Ritholtz
Author, columnist, guest commentator on Bloomberg TV, blogger, and equities analyst; Founder & CIO of Ritholtz Wealth Management
WS50: James B Rogers
Chairman of Beeland Interests, Inc., investor, media commentator, adventurer & author
WS50: Don Seymour
Founder, DMS Offshore Investment Services, responsible for regulatory framework of Investment Services Div of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority
WS50: Jack Schwager
Co-Founder of FundSeeder.com; Industry expert in futures and hedge funds and Author of a number of acclaimed financial books
WS50: John C Whitehead
[In Memorium] An American banker and civil servant, Board Member of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation
WS50: Fred Wilson
Co-founder of Union Square Ventures, a venture capital firm based in New York City and a popular blogger
The Wall Street 50
is comprised of 50 highly influential Wall Streeters. Also interviewed were 4 Finance Professors and 14 Teachers of Consciousness.
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The biggest names on Wall Street
“Kim’s book shows how individual financiers can succeed… through conscious capitalism. And to prove her point, she interviews the biggest names on Wall Street who have done exactly that.”
Best starter course I have yet seen
"Our predicament today, as Robert Johnson, former chief economist of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee eloquently puts it, is that, “The servant’s servant has become the master’s master.’ If we are to ever reverse this situation, we will need both inspiration and pragmatism. Transforming Wall Street is the best starter course I have yet seen."
Rosetta Stone for financial leaders
“This extraordinary book is a Rosetta Stone for financial leaders and anyone who wishes to transform his or her relationship with money.”
Insights on more important questions
"The idea that the corporation's job is to maximize shareholder value is a myth that neither serves the interests of society, the corporation, or ironically, even shareholders (beyond the short-term) and it's just one of the ideas explored in Transforming Wall Street, a book that probes 50 leading Wall Street figures for their insights on more important questions than how to make money in the markets."
50 leading Wall Street financiers, academics and futurists
"Kim Ann Curtin's experience coaching 'conscious capitalism comes through as she captures the practices of 50 leading Wall Street financiers, academics and futurists who allow Wall Street to serve not greed but the greater good."
This single book might just get us there
“Our entire planetary future depends upon bringing more consciousness to finance. It’s not an exaggeration to say that this single book might just get us there.”
Today’s most accomplished thinkers and players
“Kim Ann Curtin has bravely faced facts in the much-maligned recent history of Wall Street and woven together interviews from some of today’s most accomplished thinkers and players to create a brocade of strategies for conscious leadership that will, if implemented, make our financial power centers both successful and responsible again.”
Well worth reading
“Through her interviews, Curtin defines what true capitalism can be and should be. She exposes the situations that have hindered capitalism, such as government interference in free markets, from fulfilling its potential for long-term prosperity for everyone. Well worth reading.”
Kim Ann Curtin delivers
“In her new book, Kim Ann Curtin delivers brilliant answers to the capitalist bashers and wolves of Wall Street alike.”
A force for good
“Kim Ann Curtin’s book reveals the truth that many business leaders already know in their hearts: business can be, and should be, a force for good.”
The true essence of capitalism
“In Transforming Wall Street, Kim Ann Curtin strips away layers of justifications and misconceptions to provide us with the true essence of capitalism and how it can be consciously used to maximize human potential."
We need more good people on Wall Street
“There are a lot of good people on Wall Street, but the most notorious ones are known to the public for the wrong reasons. Every day, conscious capitalism faces resistance on Wall Street. We need more good people on Wall Street. This book sheds light on the good actors and provides readers with a toolkit to follow in their footsteps.”
About the Author:
Kim Ann Curtin
The Wall Street Coach
Kim Ann Curtin is an author, professional keynote speaker, Executive Coach, and Founder of The Wall Street Coach.
She helps C-Suite executives accelerate their personal and professional success through consciousness, to help them become as successful on the inside as they are on the outside.
Since the financial market crashed in October 2008, Kim has been working to build a more optimistic and sustainable vision for the finance industry. As The Wall Street Coach, Kim is a trusted advisor and consultant to executives, teams, conferences, and Fortune 500 companies, both in the US and across the globe.
Visit The Wall Street Coach Website