In December 1999, after a period marked by boardroom infighting and disappointing financial results, John B. McCoy unexpectedly stepped down as CEO of Bank One Corp. The board immediately kicked off a search for its next CEO. After roughly three months spent vetting five candidates, the board settled on 44-year-old Jamie Dimon, who had been unceremoniously fired from Citigroup in 1998. McCoy met with Dimon and was impressed with the young executive’s “energy, passion and most of all, talent,” he recalled in “Here’s the Deal,” his 2018 memoir. “After the meeting,” wrote McCoy, “I was quite convinced that there were…

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