Bear Stearns: The Mini-Series

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.

And:

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…

Bear Stearns: The Mini-Series