"I know or at least have met most of the people written about in this book. They have one thing in common. For better or worse, each made a lasting impression on the landscape of our business. Each demonstrated raw intelligence, keen insight, the ability to spot an opportunity, and the courage to seize it. While some are viewed as heroes, and others as rascals or villains, there is something to be learned from each of their stories. Wall Street People is a fascinating portrayal of individuals who achieve fame or infamy in one of the most competitive arenas in the world."–Alan C. Greenberg, Chairman, Bear Stearns
"There has been no keener observer of Wall Street than Charley Ellis. If this book had a ‘Most Influential’ category, Charley should include himself."–Richard H. Jenrette, Senior Advisor, Donaldson, Lufkin&Jenrette
"Charley Ellis has correctly concluded that the financial world has produced some extraordinarily interesting people. Wall Street People is certain to provide fascinating reading."–Richard B. Fisher, Chairman Emeritus and Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley
"Charley Ellis’s Wall Street People is delicious reading for anyone who’s been involved with Wall Street over the past half century. This book depicts saints, sinners, dreamers, and achievers with real panache. It’s a treasure trove of great stories."–David H. Komansky, Chairman and CEO, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
"For anyone who enjoys reading about the lives of successful, productive people, Charley’s book is filled with fascinating insights into the achievements of Wall Street’s best."–Senator Jon S. Corzine, former Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs