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June 25, 2012 National Underwriters Living Legends: #1 Maurice ‘Hank’ Greenberg: Profit Prophet, by Bryant Rousseau, PropertyCasualty360.com
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Oct 26, 2011 Accountants Club of America, New York. Speaker.
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July, 2011 Ron Shelp becomes a blogger on Forbes.com. Greenberg Watch follows former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg through legal ordeals and new business ventures.
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April, 2011 Fatal Risk: A Cautionary Tale of AIG's Corporate Suicide, a new book about the AIG crisis by Roddy Boyd, makes multiple references to Fallen Giant.
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March 18, 2011 Jewish Federation of the Berkshires in Great Barrington; Speaker.
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March 2, 2011 Business Law Society of Hofstra Law School; Speaker.
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Feb 15, 2011 University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, MBA Finance Association; Speaker.
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Feb 8, 2011 The Finance Professionals’ Post. Book Review of Fallen Giant.
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Jan 19, 2011 CNBC Squawk Box: “AIG’s Next Chapter.” Segment featuring Ron Shelp. Video.
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Jan 14, 2011 Wissen.de. “AIG meldet sich zurück (AIG is Back)” Ron Shelp quoted.
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Jan 3, 2011 CNBC: Banking on AIG’s Bailout. “AIG was a top S&P 500 performer in 2010, but can it continue the momentum in 2011? Ron Shelp , the former vice president of AIG, weighs in. Watch the segment.
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Jan 3, 2011 Politico.com: “Bet again on AIG? Count me in. I lost $2.5 million on American International Group stock in 2008. But I still want to be among the first to purchase new company shares in the next few weeks…” Ron Shelp comments on politico.com.
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Jan 3, 2011 New York Times Dealbook: "Former Executive Bullish on A.I.G."
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Dec 6, 2010 Book review and commentary. “ Fallen Giant: The Amazing Story of Hank Greenberg and AIG,” by Clark Troy on seekingalpha.com. Reposted a The Times of India (indiatimes.com).
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Nov 16, 2010 Fallen Giant is cited as a source in the best-selling book  All the Devils are Here.
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Nov 2, 2010 Shelp Op-Ed, Wall Street Journal Business Asia:  AIA's New Deal: Taxpayers won from one of the world's largest IPOs. They also lost.”    Reposted at Indiatimes.com, WSJ.com: WSJ India.  Tweeted as the “top opinion of the day” in WSJ Asia.
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Oct 29, 2010 FreeInvesting.org publishes “Why AIA’s Successful IPO Could Become a Nightmare for Prudential” by Ron Shelp. 
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Oct 29, 2010 Seeking Alpha published Ron Shelp’s article, Why AIA’s Successful IPO Could Become a Nightmare for Prudential.”
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May 26, 2010 Bloomberg News, interview,Shelp Says Benmosche Has Taken AIG 'A Long Way' . Also picked up byBullfax.comandMefeedia.com.
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August 9, 2010 TheStreet.comA Glimpse of the Post-Bailout AIG,” by Lauren Tara LaCapra.
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July 3, 2010 Seeking Alpha: “No apologies from the man who crashed the world,”byrkshelp.
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June 30, 2010 BNet:  “Ron Shelp, Author, 'Fallen Giant'.”   Bloomberg interview transcribed.
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June 30, 2010 Bloomberg, “Ronald Shelp Says Blame at AIG `Can Be Spread Around.”  Appeared on Bloomberg television and posted at Bloomberg.com. Picked up by Washingtonpost.com.
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May 26, 2010 Bloomberg News, interview,Shelp Says Benmosche Has Taken AIG 'A Long Way' . Also picked up byBullfax.comandMefeedia.com.
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May 19, 2010 Metropolitan Club, Washington DC; Speaker.
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Apr 13, 2010 Williams Club, New York City; Speaker.
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March 25, 2010 Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) New York Chapter, New York City;  Speaker.
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March 8, 2010 American Public Media: Marketplace, “AIG Restructures, Aims to Earn Money,” with Jeremy Hobson. Radio interview. Read the interview, get podcast, MP3 download.
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March 7, 2010 Wall Street Journal,  “AIG, from Shanghai to Bailout,” by L. Gordon Crovitz.
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March 4, 2010 Wall Street Journal, "The End of AIG's Asian Era", op-ed by Ron Shelp, in WSJ Business Asia.  Article was reprinted in IndiaTimes, New Statesman, TreeHugger.
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March 1, 2010 Telegraph.co.uk, “AIG to use Asian sale proceeds to pay off state debt”, by James Quinn, US Business Editor in New York.
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March 1, 2010 BBC Radio World Business News, interview.
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Feb. 3, 2010 Business Exchange at BusinessWeek.com. Review of Fallen Giant.
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Dec. 22, 2009 Fox Business,  “The Opening Bell, “Where AIG is Headed,” on-air interview.
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Dec. 15, 2009 Moneylife,  “Fall from Grace: An insider’s account of the astounding rise and stunning collapse of AIG and its legendary CEO”. Review of “Fallen Giant” by Sanket Dhanorkar.
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Dec. 4, 2009 National Underwriter: A View from the Press Box, “Will Hank Work Again With AIG?”.  Posted by Sam Friedman, NU Editor in Chief.
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Nov 29, 2009 Book review: “The Shady History Of AIG: Review of ‘Fallen Giant: The Amazing Story of Hank Greenberg and the History of AIG’ by Ron Shelp.” By Wilcox on knol.google.com.
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Nov. 17, 2009 BBC World Business News.  Interview.
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Nov. 14, 2009 The Hindu (Chennai), “Businesses are built on simple calculations”. Review of “Fallen Giant” by D. Murali.
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Nov., 2009 The Investment Professional (Journal of the New York Society of Security Analysts).  Review of “Fallen Giant” by Arjun Kondamani.
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Oct. 20, 2009 New York Financial Writers Association: Speaker, Playwright Celtic Pub, New York City. See Fallen Giant photos of event “AIG Whiz”.
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Sept. 26 , 2009 The Aleph Blog, by David Merkel.  Review of book Fallen Giant.
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Sept. 25, 2009 Britainniaradio, UK interview with Ron Shelp. Replay of Financial Sense Newshour.
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Sept. 19, 2009 Financial Sense Newshour with Jim PuplavaFallen Giant: The Amazing Story of Hank Greenberg and the History of AIG.  On air intervirew with Ron Shelp.
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Sept. 17 , 2009 The Telegraph (UK),  “Lehman collpase: analysis at a premium in run-up to AIG’s failure”, by James Quinn, US Business Editor.  At  telegraph.co.uk.
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Sept. 16, 2009 Business News Network (Canada).  BNN talks to Ron Shelp about  "Inside AIG" on SqueezePlay.
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Sept. 15, 2009 Business Talk Radio Network, nationally syndicated Gabe Wisdom Show.  Interview with Gabe Wisdom.
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Sept. 15 , 2009 A.M. Best Video, AIG: Too Big to Fail, Part 2.
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Sept. 15 , 2009 “Fallen Giant” book hits Amazon.com insurance best seller list – again.
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Sept. 12, 2009 Moneytalk with Bob Brinker. National syndicated radio program.
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Sept. 10, 2009 Stern (Germany), “Die Höllenfahrt”, by Katja Gloger, Cornelia Fuchs, Frank Donovitz.  Author Ron Shelp quoted in retrospective look at the AIG bailout and the economic crisis.
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Sept. 8, 2009 A. M. Best Video,  AIG: Too Big to Fail, Part 1.
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Sept. 8, 2009 TradingMarkets.com   The AIG Effect: What Happened and Where To from Here?
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Aug 28, 2009 FOX Business, Opening Bell. "Where AIG is Headed".
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August, 2009 Paperback and Kindle editions of Fallen Giant issued; new books have three new chapters that describe Greenberg’s efforts to save AIG and rebuild his reputation.
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August 7, 2009 Fox Business News, “America’s Outrage”, Alexis Glick.  Ron Shelp and Wall Street Journal Deputy Bureau Chief for Money and Investing Dennis Berman discuss profit, new leadership, other events at AIG.  AIG Posts First Profit in 7 Quarters
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August 6 , 2009 BBC World News Tonight. Live interview.
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July, 2009 Global Reinsurance, “Who’s Next at AIG?”, by David Sandham and David Banks.
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June 1, 2009 Blog: Reality Chick, “Working for Satan,” recommends reading updated edition of Fallen Giant.   http://www.christinagombar.com/blog/?p=133 history
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May 15, 2009 NYU Stern School of Business. Presentation and discussion to Executive MBA students.
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April 5 , 2009 Bloomberg Television. Ron Shelp appearance on Asia Morning Call.
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April 2 , 2009 Charleston. Rotary Club of North Charleston. Breakfast speaker.
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April 1, 2009 Daniel Island Business Association. Breakfast speaker.
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March 31, 2009 Charleston. Speaker, Lead Investor Breakfast, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
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March 30, 2009 Charleston. Luncheon speaker, North Charleston Rotary Club.
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March 27, 2009 United Radio Stations. Interviews with 10  affiliated radio stations from San Diego to Hartford, CT.
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March 27, 2009 Rocky Mountain Collegian.  “Yes, they took your money and thought it was fair" by Alex Stephens.  Reprinted in  TMC News.  "AIG Bonuses an injustice to American taxpayer".
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March 24, 2009 Atlanta.  Luncheon speaker and book signing, Commerce Club of Atlanta.
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March 24, 2009 Charleston. Luncheon speaker, North Charleston Rotary Club.
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March 23, 2009 Atlanta. Guest speaker, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce 2009 Annual Awards Dinner
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March 22 , 2009 ABC Radio Network.  Interview with Warren Pierce of ABC Radio Detroit; broadcast  reaches listeners  in 36 States.
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March 19, 2009 CNN.  Ron Shelp interviewed on American Morning.
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March 19, 2009 C-Span. Washington Journal. Ron Shelp discusses the current situation with AIG and its history. 
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March 18, 2009 Financial Times. “AIG furor transforms respected brand”, by Greg Farrell.
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March 18, 2009 Fox Business.  Interview with Stuart Varney.
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March 17, 2009 Fox Business. "Countdown to the Closing Bell".
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March 17, 2009 CNBC,  AIG: Caveat Emptor, on “The New Economy with Erin Burnett”. Business.
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March 17, 2009 Wall Street Journal, "AIG Can be Salvaged by a Breakup", op-ed by Ron Shelp. Business.
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March 16, 2009 Fox Business. Appearance on “Money for Breakfast.”
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March 12, 2009 Dubai Eye (UAE’s premier talk radio station). 
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March 10, 2009 LE MONDE, “La revanche de M. Greenberg”, by Sylvain Cypel.  Article in leading French newspaper about Hank Greenberg. Includes excerpts from Fallen Giant.  Read the article (in French).
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March 7, 2009 The Guardian, “Hedge fund hotel yields up secrets”, by Andrew Clark.  Article at guardian.co.uk.
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March 6, 2009 “Mayfair's $60bn House of Horrors: Behind an elegant facade, financial whiz-kids working for AIG racked up billions of dollars in losses.”  Buzzle.com
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March 3, 2009 Huffington Post,"Looking for Bailout Love in All the Wrong Places", by Don McNay. 
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March 2, 2009 Fox5 News, New York.  Five O’Clock News.  Ron Shelp interviewed about recent news from AIG.
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March 2, 2009 Fox Business.  “AIG’s $61.7 Billion Loss”.   Alexis Glick discusses AIG events with Ron Shelp.
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Feb 28, 2009 Fox Business.  Ron Shelp appears on ‘Money for Breakfast” with Alexis Glick.
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Feb 12, 2009 Die Zeit.  “Das schwarze Loch: Der Versicherungskonzern AIG trieb Amerika tief in die Finanzkrise – und kostet das Land jetzt mehr als jede Bank”, by  Von Heike Buchter.
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Winter 2009 The Citizen, Profile of Ron Shelp, by Kathleen Head. [download the article]
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Dec 4, 2008 Boston. Luncheon speaker, Boston Security Analysts Society: “The Tragedy of Hank Greenberg and AIG”.
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Dec. 2008 Taiwan. Fallen Giant published and released in Taiwan by Wealth Group publishing.
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Nov. 29 2008 “The Shady History of AIG: Review of "Fallen Giant: The Amazing Story of Hank Greenberg and the History of AIG " by Thomas Wilcox at Knol.
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Oct 22, 2008 Proxy Partisans, “A Book About AIG”, Review of Fallen Giant. 
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Oct 8, 2008 American-Tigress.blog, reprint of Financial Times story, “Inadequate Cover,” 
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Oct 7 , 2008 Walkosphere.blogspot.com, "The False Sense of Security..."
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Oct 6, 2008 Financial Times"Inadequate Cover"by Francesco Guerrera in New York and Andrea Felsted in London.  Extensive overview of AIG under Greenberg, expansion into financial services, and events leading to the company’s current precarious position.  
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Sept 19, 2008 Directorship Boardroom Intelligence,  "Greenberg Puts Blame on AIG Board" Cover,” 
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Sept 18, 2008 Calgary Herald, “Why AIG had to be kept afloat; Bailout prevents further chaos in financial sector”,  by Zachary A. Goldfarb and Binyamin Appelbaum (Washington Post)
Sept 18, 2008 theage.com.au, "Healthy otherwise, AIG has subprime woes", ” Zachary Goldfarb and Binyamin Appelbaum.  (Australia)   
Sept 17, 2008 NPR: All Things Considered,  "In AIG Deal, Did the Feds Gamble Taxpayers' Cash?"
Sept 17, 2008 ABC News (online),  "The Biggest Loser: Hank Greenberg,  In a Matter of Days, the Former AIG CEO Lost His Fortune and His Legacy”
Sept 17, 2008 The Washington Post/washingtonpost.com, "On the Line for Others' Losses After Insuring Risky Mortgages, AIG Teetered as Defaults Rose”, by Zachary A. Goldfarb and Binyamin Appelbaum.
Sept 17, 2008 Fox Business News, Alexis Glick"AIG's Market Impact", interview on the Alexis Glick morning news show.  (Search “former AIG exec” to view video).
Sept 16, 2008 BBC BBC Radio 4, World Service Radio, interviews Ron Shelp.
Sept 16, 2008 Fox Business News: Alexis Glick, "Foreseeing AIG" , interview on the Alexis Glick morning news show.  (Search “former AIG exec” to view video).
Sept 16, 2008 The Guardian (UK),  "AIG gets NY state help to stave off cash crunch",  by Lilli Zuill (Reuters).
Sept 16, 2008 The New York Post, "Hank's Aigita on Stock" , by James Covert.
Sept 15, 2008 Fox Business News: Cavuto, author Shelp is interviewed during AIG crisis. "Former AIG Exec on Management, Outlook" (search “former AIG exec” to view video).
Sept 15, 2008 FT.com, "AIG forms keystone of financial system", by Andrea Felsted and Kate Burgess. 
Sept 15, 2008 Reuters,   "AIG gets NY state help to stave off cash crunch",  by Lilli Zuill.
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Sept 15, 2008 Bloomberg, "Greenberg, His Firms Lost $3.1 Billion as AIG Plunged", by Hugh Son.
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July 23, 2008 Insurance Journal: Closing Quote posted on insurancejournal.com, "What AIG's Fall and New CEO Mean to Insurance" by Ron Shelp
June 23, 2008 Best's Insurance News, “After the Fall, Fence Mending at AIG” by Alyn Ackermann

June 5, 2008 L'AGEFI Hebdo, “Hollywood Greenberg” by Thomas Carlat
May 31, 2008 Paris
La Tribune interview
May 30, 2008 Paris
L'AGEFI interview
May 30, 2008 Paris
8:30 to 10:00 a.m. American Chamber of Commerce in France, 156, Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris Event Details
May 26, 2008 Amsterdam
18:15  Rotary Club Amsterdam International, Amsterdam Hilton Hotel, Apollolaan 138, 1077 BG Amsterdam
May 23, 2008 London
Evening Standard interview and podcast
May 22, 2008 London
City AM interview
May 21, 2008 London
Presentation, International Underwriters Association Market Briefing, Balls Bros. Wine Bar, Mincing Lane, London EC3 , 12 noon to 1pm.
May 20, 2008 London
12:30 Waterstones, Leadenhall Market, Book signing
May 20, 2008 London
AM Best interview
May 20, 2008 London
Financial Times interview
May 19, 2008 London
19:00 Rotary Club of Canary Wharf ; Davy’s Wine Bar, Fisherman’s Walk E14 4DH
May 10, 2008 China
Chinese-language edition of “Fallen Giant” launched in markets across China.
Published by Grand China Publishing House, which also published “Freakonomics” in China. According to the publisher, “The simplified Chinese version contains 180,000 characters or so and is expected to be priced at about RMB 38. The total number of pages is about 300.”
April 1, 2008 Best’s Review, “Future Impact”, by David Dankwa, Chad Hemenway.
March 3, 2008 Best's Insurance News, “Guilty Verdict in Finite Re Trial Is Mixed Blessing for Industry, Experts Say”, by David Dankwa.
March, 2008 Chiefexecutive.net to run “Fallen Giant” Chapter 13: “The Great Survivor Vows to Bounce Back” in online edition of CEO magazine.
Feb. 27, 2008 Reuters “AIG seen posting loss on write-down” by Lilla Zuill: “ There are plenty of people who remember the golden (Greenberg) years," said Ron Shelp, a former AIG executive who reported directly to Greenberg and later wrote a book on him titled ‘Fallen Giant.’" Full article...
February, 2008 Korea
EverRich Holdings, South Korea, acquires rights to publish “Fallen Giant” in Korean language.

Dec. 6, 2007 Union League Club – Book Fair, featured author
Dec. 3, 2007 Faculty and students, Executive MBA program, Emory University
Dec. 3, 2007 The Mariners Club, Atlanta
Nov. 30 , 2007 University of Georgia  School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA)
 
Nov. 26 , 2007 Forbes Asia publishes excerpt from “Fallen Giant": "Present at the Re-Creation."
Nov. 8, 2007 The New York Times, quoted in “A.I.G. Takes a Hit of $1.95 Billion on Housing Investments”, by Joseph B. Treaster. Read the article.
 
Nov. 8, 2007 New York Post, quoted in “Hank’s Cool Hand”, by Paul Tharp. Read the article.
 
Nov. 5, 2007

Reuters, author quoted in  “Analysts skeptical Greenberg can put AIG into play”, by Ed Leefeldt. Read the article.

November, 2007 The OPC Bulletin, monthly newsletter of Overseas Press Club:  “Fallen Giant” featured in New Books
 
Sept. 24, 2007 Yale Club, New York – dinner speaker
 
Sept. 13, 2007

The Union League Club, NYC  – dinner speaker

Sept. 2007

University of Georgia Magazine, vol. 86. No. 4.  “Fallen Giant” listed in “New Books” section.

Aug. 30, 2007

Financial Director (U.K.)  Comments in article  “Below the surface”, byPeter Bartram

Aug. 10 , 2007

CITY SPY,  The Evening Standard  (U.K.), “Fallen Giant” noted, with specific interest in book’s description of soft-boiled eggs at Morefar.

July 18 , 2007

Knowledge@Emory,  “Thought-provoking Tomes Tops Faculty Favorites”.  “Fallen Giant” recommended by  Benn Konsynski, a chaired professor of decision and information analysis at Goizueta Business School.     

June 22 , 2007

Broward Library, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

June 21 , 2007

Miami Rotary Club, Miami, FL

June 19, 2007

Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL

June 14, 2007

Eastsider, weekly newspaper, Ft. Lauderdale; article plus photo

May 15 , 2007

University Club, New York – dinner speaker

April 29, 2007 2007 RIMS Conference, New Orleans – article on Fallen Giant in Risk Management magazine
April 19, 2007

Barnes & Noble, Atlanta, reading and book signing

April 18, 2007

University of Georgia, speaker, “Library Presents"
Watch a highlight of the meeting

April 2, 2007

Barnes & Noble, Salt Lake City, reading and book signing

April 1, 2007

Risk Management Magazine, “Fallen Giant: Ron Shelp and Goliath”, An interview with Ron Shelp

March 16 , 2007

USA Today interview

March 8, 2007 New York  Sun, “Hank Greenberg: From China to Spitzer to Cuomo”
by Jay Akasie. “Ron Shelp recalls the day Maurice 'Hank" Greenberg called him into his office at American International Group's Pine Street headquarters shortly..." read more...
March 6 , 2007

Rotary Club at the Princeton Club, New York – luncheon speaker
Watch a highlight of the meeting


March 2, 2007 Reuters interview
Feb. 28, 2007

Knickerbocker Club, New York – speaker

Feb. 20, 2007 Barnes & Noble, Citigroup Center, 160 E. 54th St., New York - book signing, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 8, 2007 Private luncheon speaker, hosted by senior executive, AON.
February, 2007

Family Club, San Francisco

Jan. 22, 2007 Risk Management Risk Management magazine interview
January 2007

Directors & Boards magazine – book review

January 2007 China Grand China Publishing House, China, acquires rights to translate, print, and distribute Fallen Giant in China
Dec. 18, 2006

“Fallen Giant or Comeback Kid? (A View from the Press Box)”
Friedman blog on nationalunderwriter.com

Dec. 18, 2006 National Underwriter
Sam Friedman reviews Fallen Giant in National Underwriter December 18, 2006
Dec. 17, 2006

The New York Times
Roger Lowenstein reviews Fallen Giant in “The Foundation, and the Flaws, of an Empire”, Sunday Business, December 17, 2006

Dec. 8 , 2006 Fallen Giant top-selling insurance book on Amazon
Of 100 best sellers on Amazon that deal with insurance related topics, Fallen Giant is the top-seller

Dec. 4 , 2006

BestWeek
“Book: Greenberg May Not Regain Reputation”, David Dankwa, BestWeek Weekly Insurance Newsletter, December 4, 2006

Nov. 30 , 2006

Audio interview with AM Best editors.

Nov. 16, 2006 Book launch event, New York City
Nov. 12, 2006

Book signing, 1 to 3 PM, Chatham Book Store
Main Street, Chatham, NY

Nov. 7, 2006 Les XXVI Dinner, New York - speaker
Oct. 16, 2006 Biz Radio Network, live interview