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Area Man Recounts Brush With Greatness

In this case, greatness being Lloyd Blankfein’s glistening, stark-naked body.

Mr. Smith outlines moments when he came into close contact with Goldman’s chairman and chief executive, according to pages reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Smith tells of one near-encounter when he saw Mr. Blankfein, sans clothes, after taking a shower at the gym. Mr. Blankfein was “air-drying,” Mr. Smith writes, something Mr. Smith took not as a display of power but as something men of an older generation tend to do. Another up-close-and-personal moment with the big boss came when Mr. Blankfein and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Chief Executive Warren Buffett walked through the Goldman trading floor the day after Mr. Buffett’s $5 billion investment as Goldman was reeling in 2008. In the book, Mr. Smith says he had a co-worker snap a photo as he stood near Mr. Buffett.

Greg Smith: I Saw Blankfein Naked [Deal Journal]

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  1. 53%-er says:

    Video or it didn't happen.

  2. Guest says:

    All future Greg smith titles should definitely reference him as "area man"

  3. E. Cartman says:

    A couple of months back, I listened to Paul Donovan's daily economic briefing. As he covered US monetary policy, after discussing Bernanke's speaking points: "meanwhile, some guy named 'Mitt Romney.'"

    England at its best.

  4. Lloyd says:

    Take a picture, it'll last longer…

  5. PhillySteve says:

    "draw me like on of your French girls". Pure brilliance.

  6. Guest says:

    1) get job at GS
    2) get passed over for promotion at GS
    2) quit job at GS and write inflammatory piece for NYT
    3) write a shitty book that fails
    4) with no job prospects left on Wall Street or writing, take job handing out towels at gym

  7. Guest says:

    Get a good look? Costanza?

  8. Greg Smiff says:

    The weirdest part was I hadn't expected to see him at Crunch..

  9. Kruger says:

    What a pear shaped loser.

  10. Ahli Kompi says:

    Take a picture, it'll last longer…

  11. HP Baru says:

    Get the latest financial news, headlines, commentary, and analysis when you subscribe to Dealbreaker.

  12. What a nice ball head..Lol

  13. Can you understand what's all about?

  14. Obat kista says:

    Still can't get the point,but thanks anyway…

  15. I have never seen this before,good review..:)

  16. Nice to meet you Mr.Smith…

  17. Obat mengi says:

    great to know mr smith and goldman…

  18. What a wonderful money from Mr. Buffett’s $5 billion investment

  19. Have you ever hold the $5 billion money on your own hands??

  20. Who is Mr. Blankfein…?

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