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William David Cohan[1]
Born (1960-02-20) February 20, 1960 (age 56)[1]
Worcester, Massachusetts[1]
Residence New York City
Education Phillips Academy
Alma mater Duke University[2]
Columbia School of Journalism[2]
Columbia University Graduate School of Business[2]
Occupation financial journalist
mergers and acquisitions
Notable work The Price of Silence (2014)
Money and Power (2011)
House of Cards (2009)
The Last Tycoons (2007)
Partner(s) Deborah Gail Futter[2]
Relatives Peter Cohan, brother
Awards 2007 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award for The Last Tycoons
Website WilliamCohan.com

Generally speaking, they have as many stars as other firms, but they are low-key about it, because that’s not the Goldman way, but their bench is a lot deeper. I think Goldman has as many A players, but more importantly they have fewer C players. And no firm, I have noticed, has the depth anywhere like that.
William D. Cohan
Having worked at four separate Wall Street firms, having seen a variety of talent at those places, and having competed against Goldman as a banker, one thing you have to be struck by is the power of their recruiting.
William D. Cohan
People are pretty simple: they do what they are rewarded for doing. If they get multimillion-dollar bonuses by taking huge risks with other people’s money – as they still do – then they will continue to take those huge risks, and not give it another thought.
William D. Cohan