John Allison recently retired as Chairman and CEO of BB&T Bank. During his 20-year tenure as CEO, BB&T’s assets grew from $4.5 billion to $136.5 billion [correction: $152 billion]. Almost more impressively, BB&T has weathered the financial storms of the last few years comfortably and remains healthy and one of the largest banks in the nation.
Allison has produced a 1:10-hour video lecture on the financial crisis. He brings to it his insider’s expert knowledge on banking practices, government monetary policy and regulation over the last few decades, and his first-hand participation in leading BB&T through the complicated economic and political realities as the financial meltdown began. Well worth your time.