Yoshiyuki Kishimoto is a senior executive advisor to Booz & Company based in Tokyo. He has broad-based financial-services experience, with more than 20 years in consulting to banking, securities, insurance, and nonbank financing firms.
Hiroyuki Sawada is a Booz & Company partner based in Japan. He specializes in business transformation, especially the strategic and competitive dynamics of industrial reconstruction including acquisitions, alliances, and the integration of organizations.
Chieko Matsuda is a partner in Booz & Company’s Tokyo office. She focuses on strategic finance and business strategy for top management, including the fields of business portfolio management, financial decision making, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, and credit ratings.
Lawrence M. Fisher, “The Prophet of Unintended Consequences,” s+b, Fall 2005: Profile of a pioneer of system dynamics modeling who predicted this type of economic crisis precisely because of the problems of excessive financial growth.
John Kenneth Galbraith, A Short History of Financial Euphoria(Penguin, 1994): Galbraith analyzed historical bubbles (from Dutch tulip speculation to the Japanese bubble) and concluded that the common root cause is leverage.
Klaus-Peter Gushurst, Ivan de Souza, and Vanessa Wallace, “Taking a Calmer View,” Booz & Company white paper, October 2008: For the financial-services industry, out of the severity of the downturn will emerge a sustainable new regime.
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