Are you ready? Surely Maria’s done her homework and prepared for this interview like any other, but in the event she’s looking for some last minute questions, any suggestions?

  • 13 Dec 2010 at 12:23 PM

Confidential To CNBC: You Need More Ken Langone

From the random walking on set, the declaration of love for Lloyd Blankfein, the lack of an indoor voice, the accusation that David Faber dyes his hair and later, the shoulder squeezes and kisses on the head, KL’s got regular contributor material written all over him. Just something to think about. Read more »

After his 2005 career-ending concussion, Wayne Chrebet knew he needed some diversion to stay busy. He invested in racehorses, opened a restaurant in Hempstead, NY called “Bar Social,” and picked up boxing. Still, though, he felt like something was missing. Wayne needed some occupational passion in his life, and he also needed to avoid his wife, who was considering murdering him.

“She told me, ‘You’ve got to get out of the house or we’re going to get divorced,'” Mr. Chrebet said. “We got to the point during those first couple years where we were going to 10 a.m. movies and stuff. And we were like, ‘This is stupid.’ We’d just look at each other.”

Before he was forced to retire from football, he’d taken a liking to managing his own money, become a “self-professed CNBC junkie” and dabbled in advising his teammates in how to maximize their coin. So he figured, maybe I should get a job on Wall Street? And as luck would have it, he’d recently killed Morgan Stanley VP Ed Moldaver during a couple poker games at the local country club. Moldaver was so impressed with Chrebs that he offered him a gig, where he currently works on a 6-man wealth management team, mostly “meeting with potential clients and determining whether his group is a good fit for them” while leaving the stock and bond picking to “the professionals.” He loves the new career and takes it “very seriously,” though it’s not just dicking around and at times can be brutal. In fact, he almost didn’t even make it. Read more »

  • 03 Nov 2010 at 1:20 PM

Caption Contest Wednesday

Mark Haines thinks things while perched atop the roof of his car, in a photograph submitted by his son to be published in an upcoming book entitled “My Dad Is A Bro.” [BB]

Cramer favors Jockey, 100% cotton (Erin thinks he should try a blend), while Uncle Jim suggests his colleague give Saran Wrap a shot. Read more »

As previously discussed, CNBC has been running a new series of interviews in which Becky Quick sits down with some financial heavyweight and asks him to discuss the “worst trade” he ever made. While seemingly the stuff of tedious job interviews, wherein applicants are asked to name their worst quality, such as being a workaholic, so far they’ve actually been quite interesting and shined a light on aspects of the subjects’ personalities that have helped shaped their storied careers but may not have been known to the outside world. For instance, Warren Buffett has a love of buxom milkmaids and this morning we learned that Larry Fink would not have gotten to where he is today without a serious stumble that resulted in making the conscious decision to stop second-guessing just how much ass he kicks. Read more »

As a tribute to Dennis, let’s all share our favorite moments over the last few years. I’ll start. Read more »

Earlier this morning it was reported that CNBC’s Dennis Kneale, he of digital dickweed fame, would be parting ways with the network after his current contract expires in the next few weeks (apparently CNBC is unwilling to increase is current salary of around $500,000/year). I don’t know if it’s because a building manager got wind of the rumors and started cleaning out his office while he was still in it or what but Kneale felt the need a short while ago to make one thing clear. Read more »