Whitney's Rise, Cayne's Fall

by Derek Loosvelt | August 06, 2008

In the past week, Fortune profiled two big names related to the credit crisis: Meredith Whitney, the Oppenheimer analyst "renowned for her smackdowns of America's biggest banks"; and Jimmy Cayne, the ex-Bear Stearns CEO who "will probably go down in the annals of finance as the Nero of the credit crisis."

Both pieces are well worth your time, putting the past, present and potential future of the hard-hit banking industry into perspective for current and would-be bankers, and showing what it takes to get ahead and stay on top—such as exercising twice a day and marrying a professional wrestler in Whitney’s case, and becoming a world-class bridge player in Cayne’s.

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