The recent credit crisis and its aftermath provided the content for this book. My various mentors gave me the framework for organizing that experience and distilling its lessons. My colleagues gave me a forum in which to debate and refine my ideas before writing. My wife and family gave me the time to write it.
The opportunity to publish came from Nick Wallwork at John Wiley & Sons, who plucked me from a podium in Singapore and asked me if I could convert my ideas about how risk management can be used to create shareholder value into a book. That moment led to my first book and started my publishing career.
The quality of this book has also been much improved by my editor, John Owen, who brought to it much-needed cogency and organization.
There are many more people I could thank, but time, space, and their modesty compel me to stop here.