Fresh-faced computer modelling experts and case-study warriors were released on the financial institutions and corporations of America to do things in the ways of the new Century. Much was expected of them. They were so slick in the jargon of financial derivatives. They punched magic into spreadsheets. They could conjure any scenario of 'what-ifs' for any occasion with the numbers morphing to fit. They had the answers to any management problem in their kit from the many case-study exercises.