CRASH! BOOM! BANG

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

INSTRUCTOR: Professor Jean Shackelford

OFFICE HOURS: W 9-12 , Others by appointment (Coleman 165)

ADDRESSES: e-mail: jshackel@bucknell.edu, phone: X- 73441

REQUIRED TEXTs and NEWSPAPER:

* Bob Woodward, Maestro: Greenspan's Fed and the American Boom. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.
* Michael Lewis, The New New Thing : A Silicon Valley Story. New York: WW Norton, 2000.
* Roger Lowenstein, When Genius Failed : The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management. New York: Random House, 2000
* THE NEW YORK TIMES - daily
* Additional articles and notes will be supplied during the semester.

Tentative SCHEDULE: | Sept. | Oct. | Nov. | Dec.

August 25 - Introduction to Foundation Seminars and to the course
August 30 - Discussion of readings. Goal setting. (ABC assignment and Introductory Materials )
Sept. 4 - The Post WWII Economy in a Nutshell with emphasis on the 1980s
Sept.6 - continuing the project. Thinking about writing and writing resources.
Sept. 11 - Maestro - Preface (the 80s, downsizing, debt, elections and S & L's)

Sept. 13 - Maestro - dicussion contiuing
Chapter 1 - including the fed, monetary policy and fed policies
Data collection and analysis and project- The world in 1990 compared to the world in 2000
(Assignment)
Sept. 18 - Maestro - Chapter 1 continued - The rest of the world--particularly the Gulf

Sept. 20 - Maestro - Chapter 1 - Post-crash/pre election (Jihad vs. McWorld and BCC Reading, Blowback Chronicles)

Sept. 25 - Maestro - Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 continuing the saga and continuing discussion about those
pesky Saving and Loan Institutions.

Sept. 27 - Chapters 4 - regulation and sandl's continued

October 2 - 5 and 6 and 7. Deficit Discussions
October 2 - Bertice Berry, 7:00 PM - Weis Center

October 4 - Maestro - Chapters 8 and 9 - onward through 1994

2001 downsizing - business week

October 9 - Chapter 10 - The Mexico Crisis and Chapter 11 - What about productivity?
October 9 - Janet Reno - 8:00 PM - Weis Center

October 11 - New New Thing -Silicon Valley

Fall Break - October 12-17

October 18 - New New Thing -

October 23 - New New Thing

October 25 - Code Rush

October 30 - LTCM

Nov. 1- LTCM

Nov. 6 - LTCM

Nov. 8 - LTCM

Nov. 13 - LTCM

Nov. 15 - Maestro/LTCM/New New Thing - Conclusion

Nov. 19 - Blowback Reading (on e-reserves)

Thanksgiving Break November 21 - 25

Nov. 27 - The Next Society by Peter Drucker- lessons for the future?

Nov 29 - The Organization Man / assu

Dec. 4 - The Organization Kid

Dec. 6 - Goals revisited

Dec. 11 - Final Project Presentations

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