No, a mere 8 people did not bring Lehman Brothers down. It was a group effort to destroy the 150 year old firm. And all it took was excessive risk, massive exposure to mortgages, enormous leverage, insufficient capital.

This guy is so wrapped up in his old firm — he has no ability to see what is actually happened.

Its sad and I feel bad for the folks who worked at LEH — but this 8 guys nonsense is a crock.

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2 Responses to “The Mis-Story of Lehman’s Collapse”

  1. jrm says:

    TV always oversimplifies and looks for “seven ways” and “height guys” or “10 top things” and end up saying insanities

  2. blu says:

    I am just finishing his book. His contention in the book is that Lehman’s management was warned repeatedly of the excessive debt and risk that they were taking on and of the impending doom. If they had paid heed they could have de-leveraged sufficiently to have survived the collapse, but they did not, instead accelerating in the wrong direction.