Taking Stock is honored to be among the winners and finalists of these National Book Awards
Author Peter J. de Silva
Having held C-level positions at TD Ameritrade, Scottrade, UMB Financial Corporation, and Fidelity Investments, Peter de Silva had an insider’s view on the financial and leadership crisis that shook our country. That life experience, along with Peter’s work as a Harvard University Senior Fellow, board member, and his lifelong struggle with a debilitating disease, make him a unique voice—one you don’t want to miss.
A Special Honor from Park University
Having served on the board of Park University for three consecutive three-year terms, serving on various board committees and chairing the fundraising effort to build the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center and Business School on the Parkville campus of Park University, Peter J. de Silva received the honorary Doctor of Human Letters on May 6, 2023. This is an honorary degree awarded to those who have distinguished themselves through humanitarian, business, and philanthropic contributions to society. Read More . . .
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Foreword by Tom Hoenig
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Mercatus Center
Vice-Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
President, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 1991–2011
“Peter de Silva’s book is more than a primer on leadership and more than an autobiography. It is a series of lessons on leadership gained through personal experience as he confronted severe personal obstacles to achieve success for himself and those he led.”