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Charles Schwab: How One Company Beat Wall Street and Reinvented the Brokerage Industry

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Schwab's revolutionary approach to success in the face of adversity
Since its founding in 1973, Schwab has led the full-brokerage market by stressing customer service. Today, Schwab has established itself as a company with a unique identity: old-fashioned integrity meets technology-empowered financial services. Charles Schwab tells the compelling story of this organization
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Paperback, 324 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Wiley (first published August 11th 2002)
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May Ling
Jun 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
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I always think one should read books famous people within one's own career selection. However, I recommend this book, for those who are still trying to understand the bigger picture of the massive changes in the business over the last 40 years. This book, more than most others, uncovers just how much and how quick the change has been.



It incidentally, is also an insightful picture of a very different Financial culture.
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Alex Annear
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read this book to augment my on-ramping (how about that business school term?!) at Charles Schwab and learn more about the company, its beginnings, and where it's headed (at least as of when the book was written... which was 2002). So, yeah, it would've probably been more helpful had it not been written months after the tech bubble burst, but I actually still found it pretty interesting. And I bet I know more about the founding of the company and its key early players than a lot of longer-tenu ...more
Tim
Jan 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Good coverage of the current home of my career. Like the recent book I read on Fidelity from the '90's, I wish it was updated. Kador clearly gets the company and understands Schwab's strengths and weaknesses. At times he is a little to soft on the company, but at other times he is too hard - so I suppose it balances out. I am giving this to all my new employees. ...more
Robert Sanek
Dec 03, 2015 rated it did not like it
Repetitive and relies too heavily on primary source quotes for content. Only finished 1/3.
Emily Rocks
Jul 11, 2012 rated it liked it
This book talks about the history of the company Charles Schwab. I found it interesting as I just started working there.
Drew Allen
Apr 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Good information and a lot to learn from. The author's writing style, however, is poor and takes away from the events being described. ...more
JP
May 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Kador offers a respectable history of the company, complete with the defining personalities and events. He overplays the internal impact of certain evolutionary changes in the industry.
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