From stress-causer to stress-master?

September 24, 2007
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Back from the Brink: Coping With Stress, by Nick Leeson with Ivan Tyrrell (Reed Publishing, $39.99):

It’s interesting that a man who caused immeasurable stress for a bunch of bankers is now the author of a book on how to cope with stress — I’d have thought rogue banker Nick Leeson was more of a carrier than a sufferer.

However, Leeson continues his story from where Rogue Trader left off.

He talks about his time in jail, the break-up of his marriage and his battle with cancer.

It’s a good read and apart from anything else, it’s interesting to get inside the head of the man who broke Barings Bank.

Jillian Allison-Aitken

I come from the other land down under, where men are men, and sheep are nervous. I'm a sub-editor and in the past have been a proof-reader, news editor and web editor. I am also an ex-columnist, and book and software reviewer for the local daily newspaper.I still read. A lot. And surf the web. Also a lot.You'll find a little about both of those pastimes here, and on By George.

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