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 says may go for more than $1 million at auction. Read more »
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! Read more »
Joe Kernen Wants To Save Your Children From Brainwashing By Liberals Who Hate Capitalism And Are Poisoning Their MindsBy Bess Levin
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.
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; work in the pit crew at a car race), there is a chapter about Wall Street. That’s where you come in. Read more »
He had a plan to save the book industry one story at a time, but now that’s probably shot to hell. Read more »
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 time “at home with my fireplace and notebook and library,” where he will fix our economy while less serious people– NT hates to name names but “Rouriel Noubini” he mouths– will be in Switzerland banging economist groupies. Read more »
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 truly knew, deep within her soul had nothing to do with money or investing. What JC Davies knew was this: dick. And not just white dick but dick of all colors of the rainbow—so much so that you could call her an expert, and she hopes you will. Read more »