[ BOOKS ] ✯ On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick, and 9/11: A Story of Loss and Renewal Author Tom Barbash – Shiningweb.info

On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick, and 9/11: A Story of Loss and Renewal On The Morning Of September Nearly Seven Hundred Of Cantor Fitzgerald S One Thousand New York Employees Were At Their Desks On The Top Floors Of One World Trade Center When A Hijacked Passenger Plane Struck Eight Floors Below Not One Of Them LivedTheir Friends And Colleagues Who Survived Did So Through Random Luck They Missed A Train, Had A Business Trip, Took A Sick Day, Or, In The Case Of CEO Howard Lutnick, Dropped Off His Son At His First Day Of KindergartenOn Top Of The World Tells The Story Not Only Of That Tragic Day But Also Of The Complicated And Emotionally Charged Events That Followed In Its Wake It Is An Intimate, Often Harrowing Look At How Private Families Processed A Public Atrocity, How Corporate War Room Strategy Sessions Saved The Company From Liquidation And The Efforts Of Opportunistic CompetitorsThe Book Examines The Media Scrutiny That Followed Lutnick, A Man Who Lost His Brother And So Many Friends, Who Struggled To Be At Once The Compassionate Leader The Grieving Families Needed And The Tough Minded CEO His Decimated Company Required Finally, On Top Of The World Tells The Story Of A Group Of Men And Women Some Of Whom Were Just Starting Out, Others Who Had Succeeded Well Beyond Their Expectations Who Were Building Homes And Raising Families Together, Who Hired Relatives And Friends, And The Brothers And Sisters Of Those Friends That Their Business Has Survived And Even Flourished And That An Initially Uneasy But Ultimately Significant Covenant Has Been Formed Between Those Who Lived And The Families Of Their Lost Friends Is A Powerful Testament To The Ability Of A Community To Endure


About the Author: Tom Barbash

Tom Barbash is the author of the award winning novel The Last Good Chance and the non fiction book On Top of the World Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick, and 9 11 A Story of Loss and Renewal, which was a New York Times bestseller His stories and articles have been published in Tin House, McSweeney s, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other publications, and have been performed on National Public Radio s Selected Shorts series He currently teaches in the MFA program at California College of the Arts He grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and now lives in Marin County, California.



10 thoughts on “On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick, and 9/11: A Story of Loss and Renewal

  1. says:

    I ve always felt really sorry for Howard Lutnick I really can t imagine being in his shoes, grieving over 700 people and having to live with an extreme amount of survivor s guilt and struggling to keep a bond trading company afloat after it was nea


  2. says:

    On Top of the World examines the events of 9 11 through a unique lens Cantor Fitzgerald s surviving employees This company, which has been a heavyweight in the US bond market for decades, suffered by far the largest number of fatalities that fateful day 65


  3. says:

    This was a quick, very emotional read Although it does look to put Cantor Fitzgerald in a positive light, I believe it s correct to do so after reading this book.Howard Lutnick faced loss, hearbreak, devastation, and choices that, hopefully, none of us will ever h


  4. says:

    I really enjoyed reading this book and appreciated learning about the almost superhuman effort the remaining Cantor Fitzgerald employees made to keep the company afloat after 9 11 in order to help the families of the 700 employees they lost that day The book is really a c


  5. says:

    I bought this book at the gift shop at the 9 11 Museum in Manhattan thinking that it looked like an interesting read and wow, it was As I read this book, on every page I kept saying to myself this is horrifying, how can people go through this What the individuals, family and frie


  6. says:

    This is an amazing book and an incredible story It s hard to imagine the loss involved for Cantor Fitzgerald 658 employees dead and 300 left That is crazy I especially enjoyed the stories of individuals told from fellow employees as well as their families Howard is an inspiration This po


  7. says:

    This book covers the immediate aftermath of Cantor Fitzgerald s loss of over 700 employees in the north Twin Tower on 9 11 It s a book of loss, mourning, anger, perseverance camaraderie This book covers the immediate aftermath of Cantor Fitzgerald s loss of over 700 employees in the north Twin T


  8. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This was a 911 story that I could not put down It was about Cantor Fitzgerald A company I had never heard of before reading this story Howard Lutnick was the owner On September 11, 2007 it was a day like any other Except How


  9. says:

    Read, and re read, this several years ago Exceptional 911 memoir Ten years ago, the CEO of Canter Fitzgerald dropped off his son at kindergarten, delaying his arrival to his company s offices of in the world trade center Something like 90% of the Canter Fitzgerald s workforce died in the 911 attacks The book sh


  10. says:

    Interesting book, and surprisingly moving in parts The author an old friend of Howard Lutnick manages to put Lutnick s side of the story very well For someone like me with previous exposure to Cantor Fitzgerald and an awareness of their reputation prior to 9 11, it was interesting to see the other point of view.


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