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    Let’s Help Greg Smith Name His Book

    Earlier today, the Times reported that former Goldman Sachs employee Greg Smith– he of third place Maccabiah Games finishes and very public breakup letters fame–, along with his newly acquired agent (Paul Fedorko), have been making the rounds at various publishing houses for the last week, pitching a book CNBC’s Kate Kelly saysmay go for more than $1 million at auction. It’s still in the early stages, though, and most likey untitled.

    So! Let’s do him a solid and come up with some options. The tome is being pitched as a “coming-of-age story, the tale of someone who came into the business with good intentions and sky-high ideals that were ultimately pierced by Goldman’s obsessive focus on making money.” So far all we’ve got are “Why They Don’t Hug Anymore At Goldman Sachs,” “Sixth-Balling Your Clients– A Story Of Goldman Sachs,” and “Den of Thieves: Tripping Over Ethics And My Shoe-Laces At Goldman Sachs.” Surely you can do better.

    / Mar 26, 2012 at 1:56 PM
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    Let’s Help John Mack Name His Book

    Over the weekend Charlie Gasparino reported that John Mack is expected to retire as chairman of Morgan Stanley at the end of the year. According to Chaz, Mack will use some of his newfound time to write a book. It’s still in the early stages, though, and probably untitled. So!

    / Jun 27, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    Joe Kernen Wants To Save Your Children From Brainwashing By Liberals Who Hate Capitalism And Are Poisoning Their Minds

    He’s so serious about the issue he wrote a book about it, which you unfortunately can’t buy until May 12th. By then, it might be too late.

    / May 5, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    Fatal Risk: The Re-Education Of Goldman Sachs

    The following excerpt is from Fatal Risk: A Cautionary Tale Of AIG’s Corporate Suicide, a new book by investigative reporter Roddy Boyd. The role of Goldman Sachs in AIG’s saga had its roots in a little- remarked-upon series of promotions involving a pair of managers known as the “J. Aron guys” taking control of Goldman’s […]

    / Apr 15, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    Anyone Have An Open Seat On Their Trading Floor For A Writer Seeking Material?

    Joel Stein is a reporter for Time magazine writing his first book. It’s about “learning, at 39, how to finally become a man.” In addition to “the typical red state stuff” (4 days of basic training in the army; fight Randy Couture from the UFC; hunt; do a shift as a fireman; fix a house; […]

    / Mar 21, 2011 at 2:17 PM
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    Borders Bankruptcy Is Ruining Bill Ackman’s Reading Room Plans

    He had a plan to save the book industry one story at a time, but now that’s probably shot to hell.

    / Feb 17, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    Nassim Taleb: America Has Cancer But No One Has The Stones To Admit We Need Chemo

    And on an even more serious note, for which you should brace yourselves, Taleb has announced he will not be going to Davos this year. Why? Because he’s sick of the name dropping fame whores in attendance who don’t know anything about debt, like he does. Black Swan will be making better use of his […]

    / Dec 17, 2010 at 3:01 PM
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    Former Goldman Sachs Employee Advises Everyone To Diversify Their Personal Lives

    There’s an old saying that goes “write what you know.” When JC Davies was laid off from her job in the fall of 2008, she decided to do just that. Though she had spent nearly a decade as an equity research analyst, first at ING Barings, then Goldman Sachs and finally RIM Securities, what she […]

    / Dec 8, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    Too Lazy To Read An Excerpt From Bethany McLean (And Joe Nocera)’s New Book?

    It’s cool– she’s here to read it to you. [VF]

    / Oct 6, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    Jimmy Cayne Pleased To Hear Word Of Ex-Bear Co-President Warren Spector’s Possible Love Of Obama/Dudes

    As you may have heard, Charlie Gasparino’s latest book is out October 5. It’s called “Bought And Paid For: The Unholy Alliance Between Barack Obama and Wall Street.” As you may have also heard, Jimmy Cayne is a major fan of describing every one of his opponents as a homosexual. The former Bear Stearns CEO […]

    / Sep 17, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    The Take-Away Here Is That Hampton Pearson’s Tell-All Can’t Be Far Behind

    If you are part of the on-air talent team at CNBC, you must write a book. It’s in the contract. The network knows the people want it and why deny the people the musings of these celebrated raconteurs? It’d border on criminal. David Faber and the Jabroni Pony’s tomes came out last year, Maria Bartiromo […]

    / Sep 10, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    Tim Geithner Interrupts Tense Moments With (Involuntary?) Cursing, Giggles

    “Tim was organized and low-key, although given to occasional bursts of profanity and odd fits of giggling,” claims Steve Rattner in his new autobiography, which he also writes that JPMorgan vice-Chairman Jimmy Lee is something of a “crybaby” and describes Sheila Bair as a “small, trim woman about my age with brown hair, brown eyes, […]

    / Sep 3, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    Going Through Lehman’s Books Was Like Playing Elaborate Game Of MadLibs, Said Barclays Exec

    Barclays Plc had no idea how big Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s futures-and-options trading business was when it considered taking over the defunct bank’s derivatives trades at exchanges in 2008, a Barclays executive said. “Lehman’s books were in such a mess that I don’t think they knew where they were,” Elizabeth James, a director of Barclays’s […]

    / Aug 30, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    Descendent Of Mr. Goldman (Sachs) Not Too Happy About The Way A Certain Someone Is Running Her Grandfather’s Firm

    As you’re likely aware, there are a whole bunch of people who’ve been giving Lloyd Blankfein shit for the past year or so. Pissant members of Congress, peasants, PETA. They’ve been a bit of a nuisances but their impotent rage has been fairly easy to brush and in many cases laugh off. None of them […]

    / Jul 14, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    Here Are Some Thoughts On Hank Paulson’s Handling Of The Financial Crisis

    The reason a run-of-the-mill financial bust became a catastrophe, Mr Kaletsky claims in his book, was due largely to the stunning failures of one man: Henry Paulson, George Bush’s treasury secretary. In a passionate ad hominem attack, called “The Economic Consequences of Mr Paulson” (after Keynes’s 1925 pamphlet “The Economic Consequences of Mr Churchill”, a […]

    / Jul 12, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    Emails That Have The Potential To CHANGE OUR LIVES

    As is I’m sure the case for many of you fine people, on a daily basis, a whole lot of garbage ends up in my inbox, most of it unsolicited. Sometimes though, on rare occasions, there is the potential for universe-altering gold. Such as the following:

    / Jul 7, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    Charlie Gasparino Inspires Entreprenuer

    Joseph Collins had a novel reaction to “Blood on the Street: The Sensational Inside Story of How Wall Street Analysts Duped a Generation of Investors.” The 2005 book by Charles Gasparino, now of Fox Business News, inspired Collins to create a potentially revolutionary Internet communications tool. “I was reading Charlie’s book and I thought it […]

    / Jun 23, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    Michael Lewis Inspired Carl Levin’s “Crap Pools” Monologue

    “While debating changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) told his colleagues: “Read this new book, ‘The Big Short.’” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was decrying Republican obstructionism on the floor when he said, “I recommend everyone within the sound of my voice to read the book.” […]

    / Jun 1, 2010 at 3:47 PM

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