Tags: always with the complaints, books, Goldman Sachs, heiresses, June Breton Fishe, Lloyd Blankfein
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 are writing books about GS and most of them cannot claim to know that the firm’s founder, Marcus Goldman, or his son, Henry, would be pissed about how the place has “changed.” And then you have June Breton Fishe, great granddaughter and granddaughter of Marcus and Hank, respectively. She is writing a book on how much better things were when her relatives were running the place and she has a couple grievances to air with Mr. B. Such as, respect, or a lackthereof as indicated by this shit:
“The entryway on Goldman Sachs’s executive floor is hung with paintings of all the senior partners since the firm’s inception,” says June Breton Fisher. “I took a close look and finally asked, ‘Where’s my grandfather?’”
He wasn’t there. No portrait, no photograph, not even a snapshot recalled Henry Goldman, the founder’s son whose financial innovations created the modern banking business.
Oh, and do you want her opinion on “the current situation” over at 200 West (which I think we’re supposed to infer as “the state of Goldman being a criminal enterprise”)? No? Well you’re gonna get it anyway. Read more »
Tags: books, Goldman Sachs, I can't breathe, literature, Lloyd Blankfein, THE GARDEN OF BETRAYAL, we're gonna need moww waax, you guys!
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: Read more »
Tags: books, Carl Levin, crap pools, great job Mike, how do you get comfortable with, I made copies, I underlined it, Michael Lewis, my wife is really into it, The Big Short
“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.” It’s terrific for people who haven’t spent a lot of time on” the subject, Levin said. “My wife is really into it. I read it, marked it up for my staff, underlined it, made copies and asked them to read it.”
The Big Short A Hot Read On Hill [Politico]
Tags: books, defenses, French people, interestingly enough my mother was also a prostitute- perhaps you know her? Name's Chloe? Toes are kind of...webbed?, Jerome Kerviel, orgies, prostitutes, Soc-Gen, Societe Generale, The Vicious Spiral, what the hell
"You lookin for a good time?"
Naturally it involves sucking dick for coke. I’m kidding! Though an admitted prostie, Kerviel is not that kind of whore. Read more »
Tags: ABACUS, books, Brazilian lap dancers, brothels, Fabrice Tourre, Goldman Sachs, Spearmint Rhino, Tetsuya Ishikawa, the first thing I asked was: 'Where is the brothel?', Uh I have
Tetsuya Ishikawa worked for six years as a credit banker at ABN AMRO, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Last year he was fired from MS, and a couple years prior to that, he was listed as one of the salesman investors should contact if they wanted to get a piece of ABACUS. And since getting canned, he’s written a novel based on his “personal account of 21st-century banking excess,” which was just published this week. How much of the story relayed by narrator Andrew Dover actually happened to ‘Tets’? He’d put it at “close to 90 percent.” (Dover was hired for his job with a $3 million guarantee, whereas in six years, Tets only took home a little “more than £1 million before taxes.” Also, Andy does a lot of blow, where as the author says that “he was never a keen consumer of cocaine”). As for being a real page turner, according to reviewer Sathnam Sanghera, Ishikawa “makes structuring, syndicating and selling credit derivative, CDO and securitisation products as dull as it sounds,” and does not name-check The Fabulous Fab, having not realized during the writing process that the SEC would be going after his former colleague the same week he made his authorial debut. And it’s not clear how much light is shed on how exactly we got into this mess. Tets (via Dover) does however do a pretty good job of talking lap dances, strippers, and turning hoes into housewives, based on his experience in the field. Read more »
Tags: books, Eliot Spitzer, it wasn't even dark yet, noted hfs, Three times Bob. She said you never went three times Bob., voracious appetites for prosties, you must be Superman, you're going to think I'm crazy
1 day, 2 thumbs, 3 prosties
Here’s an excerpt and a claim from Peter Elkind’s “Rough Justice: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer,” that may or may not be real but I want to be true more than I’ve ever wanted anything in this world. Especially the quotes. Please let these be exact quotes. Read more »