History never repeats itself but does it really rhyme? I have been reflecting on ‘those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it’. I examined 10 historical financial sector restructurings across USA, Sweden, Korea, Malaysia, France, Japan – the contagion, the transmission mechanism as well as government interventions. Having had the privilege of a ringside seat, as well as participated in some of these events, this reflection has helped me connect multiple dots. I hope you find it useful too.