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William D. Cohan

William D. Cohan is a Writer at Large for AIR MAIL and the best-selling author of several books about Wall Street, including The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co.and Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World. Cohan, who lives in New York, worked on Wall Street for 17 years as a mergers and acquisitions banker before becoming a financial journalist.

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Gen Z Finds Its Wise Man How did Ryan Holiday, a former marketing executive in rural Texas, become the go-to philosopher for these times?

Two Turntables and the Goldman Sachs Revolt While their C.E.O. is D.J.-ing at Lollapalooza, Gen Z bankers are rebelling against a return-to-office order

The Face (and Maybe the Brains) of Wall Street Peter Tuchman has spent 35 years on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange—but doesn’t own one share of stock

Madoff, the Sequel! Meet Zach Horwitz, the part-time actor and millennial Madoff of Hollywood, who soaked suckers for $227 million

Trust Busters When Goldman Sachs partners want a divorce, they turn to this little-known and highly aggressive firm

Prophet of the Golden Bull How did a Bible-reading, Trump-supporting 65-year-old woman become Wall Street’s hottest stock picker?

The Adulterer in the Room In 2001, Eric Schmidt was brought to Google to be “the adult in the room.” He became a billionaire—but raised eyebrows with his very open marriage

Class War At Dalton, one of New York’s toniest private schools, a bruising battle rages between the woke and the trads

Towering Inferno 666 Fifth Avenue was supposed to put the Kushners on the New York map. It’s been a devil of a headache

Mayor Mike 2.0? Is Raymond McGuire—Wall Street player and political novice—the man to replace de Blasio? The big-bucks elite think so

Vice Gets Squeezed Shane Smith convinced Rupert Murdoch and Disney that his company was, as the kids say, the sh!t. Until it wasn’t. How did Vice blow it—and trash billions in valuation?

Barbarians at the School Gate Part II: Illicit affairs? Kids out of wedlock? Will smear-mongering parents trash one of New York’s most elite schools?

The New King of All Media Scott Galloway, one half of the must-listen podcast Pivot, is everywhere these days, railing against big tech and spreading big ideas

“Old Boys” vs. New Tricks At St. Bernard’s School, new-money barbarians are at war with upper-class traditionalists

Black Cloud Leon Black and the other investors and philanthropists who want to unfriend Jeffrey Epstein