Lloyd C. Blankfein, chairman and chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs for the past six years, said it’s a “tough job to leave” and he’s unlikely to follow his predecessors into government. “When you think of my last five or six predecessors, five of them left because they went to the government,” he told reporters after participating in a discussion at the Chicago Club. “I would say the government isn’t going to call me up. So that means staying forever or dying at my desk.” [Bloomberg]

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  1. Posted by JPM | June 13, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Big deal. Ken and I have been buried under BAC for years now….living happily, AWAY FROM ALL OF YOU

    – D. Bove

  2. Posted by Gary Cohn | June 13, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Oy vey.

  3. Posted by HAM05 | June 13, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    we're already dead inside :(

  4. Posted by glomper | June 13, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Vampires are neither dead nor living.

  5. Posted by guest | June 13, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    "Yo same"

    -Ghost of Lane Pryce

  6. Posted by IgnorantBastards | June 13, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    what about squids?

  7. Posted by Mexi_Cant | June 13, 2012 at 2:42 PM


  8. Posted by ILoveLamp | June 13, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    Dying at your desk, pants around your ankles, trusted "assistant" by your side. What a way to go!

    -Nelson Rockefeller

  9. Posted by Nitpicker | June 13, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    For mortals, what's the difference between staying forever and dying at your desk?

  10. Posted by guest | June 13, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Lloyd, if that stock price stays below $100 much longer, you'll be getting a government check sooner than you think.

    -Frustrated shareholder

  11. Posted by Helicopter Ben | June 13, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    “I would say the government isn’t going to call me up. So that means staying forever or dying at my desk.”

    *collective groan from GS employees*

    How about retiring and spending some time with your family, you muppet-of-a-man?

  12. Posted by Guest | June 13, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    I really do not find that comment amusing!

    – Gus Levy's family estate

  13. Posted by beefy | June 13, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    I was molested by a 7 layer burrito once

  14. Posted by Guest | June 13, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Its better to live and get $30mm and to leave!

    – Lew Eisenberg '89

  15. Posted by guest | June 13, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    Lloyd is extremely well-liked at GS and this comment sucks. Other than that, etc.

  16. Posted by guest | June 13, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    By forever he means he's not dying and is going to run the place for eternity.

  17. Posted by Bob Greifeld | June 13, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    That's funny because I want to be buried in the sand, but just my head.

  18. Posted by VonSloneker | June 13, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    My trusted assistant has been lots of places relative to me, "by my side" might be last on the list.

    – B. Clinton, Assistant/Intern Quant Extraordinnaire

  19. Posted by Im_a_Dude | June 13, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    the backyard for GS is the Hudson. Plenty of people buried there.

  20. Posted by Positively Negative | June 13, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    I keep hitting the thumbs down icon over and over but nothing is happening…..

  21. Posted by lights on | June 13, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    pics or it didn't happen

    -Chris Christie

  22. Posted by Treavor | June 13, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Hey man, like anyone have a shovel dude that we could like dig a hole or something. Some fat cat corporate suit from that Sachs department store wants to be buried right here in Zucotti Park as a show of solidarity with the cause… man. It's true, I read it on the Internet.

  23. Posted by Im_a_Dude | June 13, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    those shrooms must be pretty strong

  24. Posted by guesthouse | June 13, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    Sounds pretty lame.

    -Man in the latex suit

  25. Posted by The 1% | June 13, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Leave him alone…..he is just doing God's work

  26. Posted by Gest | June 13, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Why is someone sticking a suction cup to his head?

  27. Posted by guest | June 13, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Yes, unfortunately he realized quickly he couldn't scam everyone out of 10% of their incomes with tithe's so he refocused on trading and banking efforts

  28. Posted by Blogs lu | June 13, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Maybe you should refocus on finding new blogs to read.

  29. Posted by Maninthegreysuite | June 13, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    "The inside surfaces of the arms and tentacles are lined with hundreds of subspherical suction cups, 2 to 5 centimetres (0.79 to 2.0 in) in diameter, each mounted on a stalk." -Wikipedia

  30. Posted by ILoveLamp | June 13, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    He is liked, but he is not well-liked.

    -W. Loman

  31. Posted by zeitguest | June 14, 2012 at 6:32 AM

    bath salts brah

  32. Posted by Doug | June 14, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    "Yeah, like the guy in the $5,000 suit is going to dig his own grave. Come on!"

  33. Posted by Jarrett Wallenstein | October 3, 2012 at 3:44 AM

    …HEY i would like a A3 two.9tdi also… were did u obtain it??…lool, for the major left on the screen.. at 0.twenty…lool

  34. Posted by denver hardscape | June 11, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    This is not really a big deal. Who cares if he wants to be buried in backyard.

  35. Posted by English Bulldog | July 5, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    There was a problem from day one. The space bar as well as several alphanumeric keys failing to work and the issue with the battery. It also makes the ipad weigh a ton. I also tried to gain some support from the company but to no avail. Bottom line don't bother wasting your money. It looks fine but it is just a rather large desk weight if the claimed functionality fails. It was a lost opportunity as the product had potential but as others have already said the result fails at the first gate due to poor manufacturing and parts