Have you ever wanted to get into the minds of some of the most inspirational dealmakers in the business world? After working at CNBC for almost a decade, I have been lucky enough to talk to some of them on a regular basis. Realizing not everyone has that kind of access, I decided to open up my “trillion dollar” rolodex (it’s called that in my industry since I have a trillion dollar money manager, a dozen billionaires and countless millionaires in it) and ask them to open up and reveal some of their winning strategies on how they view a crisis (particularly the fire sale of Bear Stearns, the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and the credit crisis) but more importantly *how* and *why* they executed certain strategies. It’s those two elements that make successful leaders.
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Lori Ann LaRocco is the author of, Thriving in the New Economy: Lessons from Today’s Top Business Minds and is the Senior Talent Producer at CNBC and one of the producers of the CNBC show Squawk Box.