If you have the chance, get in on the ground floor of the Wall Street Journal‘s three-part series on the collapse of Bear Stearns. The first part debuted this morning under the headline “Lost Opportunities Haunt Final Days of Bear Stearns.”
The story has everything–egos clashing, a confrontation in the office gym, ominous phone calls, bridge tournaments, and, of course, real estate (at least tangentially):
By Sunday, Bear Stearns’s sleek, black tower in midtown Manhattan bustled with activity.
Several top managers began joking that they should hold a sit-in in Mr. Schwartz’s 42nd-floor office until he agreed to unseat Mr. Cayne as CEO.
To be continued…