Too much talk of your “lunch date with a vat of guac” will come back to haunt you. Read more »

An investigative report by NetNet’s John Carney leaves no stone unturned.: Read more »

  • 29 Jan 2013 at 11:46 AM

First Food Eating Challenge Of 2013: Underway

It’s another vending machine challenge and you know how we feel about those (too much time, not enough food, doesn’t put hair on anyone’s chest) BUT it does involve a contract (described as “amazing” by the half of Dealbreaker that was at one time licensed to practice law in New York1), the terms of which state that in the event of a loss, the loser will pay for a lunch he’s not invited to, so we’ve got award points for that. Read more »

…Although Warren Buffett hired the hedge fund manager who won the last two private lunches with him that are part of an annual auction, he doesn’t expect the event to become a recruiting tool for Berkshire Hathaway. Rather, Buffett says it’s miraculous that he found one of Berkshire’s two new investment managers through the lunch. He offered Ted Weschler a job after he’d paid nearly $5.3 million over two years to dine with Buffett. “We’re perfectly situated now in respect to money managers,” Buffett told the Associated Press. Besides Weschler, Buffett has also hired Todd Combs to eventually oversee the company’s investments when the 81-year-old Buffett is gone as part of Berkshire’s succession planning. [AP]

  • 14 May 2012 at 3:38 PM

Dick Fuld Never Stops Pounding The Pavement

Last month it was lunch with Alan Schwartz, today this: Read more »

  • 04 Apr 2012 at 4:33 PM

This Is A Thing That Happened

All-Star executives Dick Fuld and Alan Schwartz break bread in Midtown today [Erik Schatzker via BI]

Maybe you’re a first-year analyst at Goldman Sachs who’d like to run the place. Maybe you’re a SAC trader who wants to be the next Steve. Maybe you’re the CEO of JPMorgan, though you’d prefer the title of Mr. Treasury Secretary. Maybe you’re a mega successful hedge fund manager who dreams of breeding dogs and, one day, taking your best dog to Alaska to run and win the Iditorad in record time, with you driving. You’ve all got a dream but the question is, how are you going to make it happen? If you really want to know, Mike Bloomberg will tell you. The first thing you’re gonna do, the Mayor said in an recent interview, is you’re gonna stop being afraid. You’re not going to have a defeatist attitude that causes you to miss out on things. You’re going to seize every day as an opportunity and you’re going to realize that every situation has an upside if you look hard enough. Sayeth Hizzoner:

“You have that drive to look at the bright side. There’s never been a day I haven’t looked forward to going into work- even the days I knew I was going to get beat up, even the day I knew I was going to get fired…I had never been fired before and wondered what it was like-I thought okay, let’s go find out.”

Second, and most importantly, you’re going to put in the time. Now, Mike knows that anyone can spout off vague cliches about working hard and blah, blah, blah. He’s not here to do that. He’s here to tell you to keep your ass glued to that god damn chair and not get up for anything. Not fresh air, not lunch, not to take a leak. Think he’s not speaking literally? Think again! He doesn’t care if you’re about to piss your pants or if you have a family history of kidney failure. You get out of that chair and it’s over. Read more »