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In What Happened to Goldman Sachs, Columbia Business School professor and former Sachs executive Steven Mandis charts the evolution of Goldman Sachs from an ethical standard to a legal one and uncovers the forces behind what he calls Goldman’s “organizational drift.” Drawing from his firsthand experience; sociological research; analysis of SEC, congressional, and other filings; and a wide array of interviews with former clients, detractors, and current and former partners, Mandis exposes the pressures that forced Goldman to slowly drift away from the very principles on which its reputation was built.

Combining insightful analysis with engaging storytelling, Mandis has written an insider’s history that offers invaluable perspectives to business leaders interested in understanding and managing organizational drift in their own firms.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Several authors have tackled the question of how Goldman’s culture changed post-1999 but none so deftly as Steven G. Mandis.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “A profound tale.”

    Financial Times (London)

  • “An accessible, clearly written book.”

    New York Times

  • “Mandis’ book describes changes at the bank and across the industry that have contributed to the unflattering portrait of Wall Street that has taken hold since the financial crisis.”


  • “Fascinating…For its sympathetic yet unflinching study of a firm and an industry that has come to epitomize what is problematic about Western capitalism, What Happened to Goldman Sachs is hard to beat.”

    Strategy+business magazine

  • “Sean Runnette performs this tale of an epic business collapse with a tone of thoughtful resignation. This couldn’t be more effective in framing the author, a sociologist and former Goldman executive, as both trained observer and tragic victim…The author’s skill with narrative and Runnette’s sensitivity give this story Shakespearean proportions that make this extended saga riveting. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “A must-read for anyone interested in the world of business and finance, history, or organizational dynamics.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • What Happened to Goldman Sachs by Steven Mandis is the book to read.”

    Andrew Palmer, finance editor at the Economist

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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