The Greenberg of The AIG Story is a cross between Henry Ford, Henry Kissinger and James Bond. When some ski gondolas come loose on a Vermont mountain that he later turns into “one of America’s leading resorts”, he skis down “to warn others and prevent injuries.” When he flies to Vietnam after a hotel fire in Ho Chi Minh City “the victims and their families [are] moved by Greenberg’s presence”. He selects where to put the ashes of Cornelius Vander Starr, the founder of AIG, and builds an 18-hole golf course at his mentor’s country house “in response to requests from guests.” He is barred from AIG’s headquarters, and denied access to personal material including letters from his mother “and medical files for his dog, Snowball”. [FT]

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  1. Posted by Still Hurting | February 21, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    If only Hank had taken a moment to sit Biggie & Tupac down for a talk before it was too late.

  2. Posted by Guest | February 21, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Bartender: Hey, you can't bring that pig in here!
    Hank: That's not a pig, that's my dog, Snowball.
    Bartender: I was talking to the dog.

  3. Posted by Lisa | February 21, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Snowball is clearly a cat-name.

  4. Posted by Dante Hicks | February 21, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Why does he call him Snowball?

  5. Posted by Danker_Banker | February 21, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    I don't recall James Bond wearing Depend undergarments, but then again I haven't seen many of the newer ones.

  6. Posted by Jenna Jameson Heller | February 21, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Where have all the Snowballs of yesteryear gone?

  7. Posted by Feline PRIDE | February 21, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    VIllanova MBA says what?

  8. Posted by guest | February 21, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    24/7 access to a private jet and the guy goes skiing in vermont?

  9. Posted by guest | February 25, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    "…he skis down 'to warn others and prevent injuries.'"

    He and every AIG exec better ski down to warn people – AIG has owned Stowe for more than half a century and is its insurance carrier that would pay the claims if anything happens!