Saturday, November 11, 2006

What's The Real Deal?


Sanford I. Weill is Chairman Emeritus of Citigroup Inc., the diversified global financial services company formed in 1998 through the merger of Citicorp and Travelers Group. Weill retired as CEO of Citigroup on October 1, 2003, and served as Chairman until April 18, 2006.

Weill is the first author and subject of the new book "The Real Deal: My Life in Business and Philanthropy." He spoke at Cornell University on October 27, 2006 as the keynote speaker of the three-day Cornell Trustee-Council Weekend with his co-author, Judah S. Kraushaar '79, the former director of the Global Financial Services Equity Research team at Merrill Lynch and rated as one of the top securities analysts by various sources. Weill told anecdotes about how he went from graduating from Cornell in 1955, without a clue about what to do with his life, to creating and leading the global bank Citigroup, which gave a 2,600 percent return to investors during his leadership.

To read more about his return to campus, read the October 27, 2006 Cornell Chronicle article.

To hear Sandy Weill's comments from his lecture, listen to his comments in eClips.

To hear Weill's NPR interview and read an except from his book, click here.

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