The Most Fun I Never Want To Have Again: A Mid-Life Crisis in Community Banking

The Most Fun I Never Want To Have Again: A Mid-Life Crisis in Community Banking by R. D. Koncerak 1481867954 9781481867955
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In the early 2000s, America was in the midst of an economic boom. Nowhere was the prosperity more evident than across metro Atlanta and Georgias thriving community banking industry. Georgia saw more new bank start-ups than almost any other US state between 1997 and 2007...and then suffered more bank failures than most states combined between 2008 and 2012. What happened? This book tells that story. At year-end 2012, the largest 1% of US banks controlled eighty six percent of American domestic deposits ...which means that 99% of Americas 7,083 financial institutions held only fourteen percent of domestic deposits. Despite their challenges, community-based financial institutions remain Americas predominant banking model. This is a story about the "other" 99 percent of American banking. Join author R.D. Koncerak on an eye-opening, insiders look at Georgias community banking industry. From the forces that fueled the boom through 2007 to the crises that sent world markets reeling in 2008, this book is part financial documentary, part autobiography, and entirely entertaining. Koncerak combines an engaging writing style with a range of industry sources to deliver a firsthand account of success and failure in the business of banking. Chapters include organizing and launching a bank as a new business venture, managing in times of crisis and the FDIC closure process for a financial institution in distress. The book also offers candid leadership and career advice based on the authors adventures in the field. This expos includes trade articles and SEC extracts that provide insight into the greatest financial disaster to hit the United States since the Great Depression. Finally, "TMF" includes two guest chapters: an insightful industry overview from accomplished financial author John Mauldin, and advice on the future of community banking from strategist Karl Nelson.

Author: R. D. Koncerak

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 358

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2013-07-20


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