• Exotics

    Drinking Your Way To Wealth

    As it turns out, the time you’ve been spending in the bars may be helping your earning power. A study recently published in the Journal of Labor Research reveals that social drinkers earn more than those who shy away from the bottle. If you thought swigging beer or indulging in a glass of chardonnay was […]

    / Sep 14, 2006 at 12:28 PM
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    Worst. Resume. Ever.

    Econ degree from Penn. Yale law. It all starts off so promising and then goes downhill so fast. We’re all just one bed dental experience from thinking the FBI, Bob Packwood and the entire universe is out to destroy us, apparrently. [We know this isn’t new but it’s a slow summer Friday and if you’re […]

    / Aug 18, 2006 at 1:38 PM
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    Shorter DealBook

    It’s not you, it us. Actually, it may be them. We’re having trouble this morning getting to DealBook’s contents and we’re not sure if it’s a problem with our service provider or the servers at the New York Times. Sit tight. Your summary of DealBook is on the way. It will just take a bit […]

    / Aug 11, 2006 at 9:03 AM
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    Lydia Hearst Hurt

    She didn’t even place in our reader poll of hot billionaire heiresses, but Lydia Shaw Hearst managed to get herself into a mess the other night. Here’s how Page Six reports it. CATWALKING media heiress Lydia Hearst suffered a minor concussion and whiplash after a taxi rear-ended her car in front of Marquee Wednesday night. […]

    / Aug 4, 2006 at 1:48 PM
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    Some girls are richer than others

    Regular readers are no doubt familiar with our concern for rich, beautiful women. We earlier linked to a Forbes’ list of billionaires under 35, which unfortunately included very few women. But just because a girl isn’t a billionaire yet, doesn’t mean she won’t be soon. Like when her parent units kick off for that great […]

    / Jul 31, 2006 at 1:01 PM
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    James Brown’s Big Pay Back

    From UPI: Soul singer James Brown filed a suit in New York’s Supreme Court against banker David Pullman, who initiated “Bowie Bonds,” saying Pullman had blown a deal. Brown claimed in the suit filed Monday that Pullman had not put through a loan the singer needed for bonds. But Pullman claimed he was owed money, […]

    / Jul 26, 2006 at 4:44 PM
  • Exotics

    An MBA Fights the Russian Menace

    Another blog to keep on your radar. This time from a Finnish MBA who is now ten days into his stint with the Finn military. Picture the scene. Naoise O’Loughlin-Irwin is lined up with the other fresh recruits. The drill sergeant, the owner of his ass for the next few months is walking down the […]

    / Jun 7, 2006 at 5:01 PM
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    Private Equity: Very Fashionable

    Back in our early M&A days, we found ourselves in the midst of a mutli-player, seemingly endless buyout deal featuring a number of high-end fashion houses. In order to keep up with the industry we started reading the trades. Our local newsstand guy actually asked us once if we were having a crisis when we […]

    / Jun 6, 2006 at 2:50 PM
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    General Tso’s Liver and/or Kidneys

    Today’s Independent reports that affluent Japanese “are turning to China’s burgeoning human organ transplant industry, paying tens of thousands of pounds for livers and kidneys, which in some cases have been harvested from executed prisoners and sold to hospitals.” Today’s Xinhua reports that Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd. has “established ‘strategic’ ties with […]

    / Mar 21, 2006 at 8:41 AM

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