multiple choice tests

A) Sigmund Freud

B) Sheryl Sandberg

C) Charlie Gasparino

D) Jamie Dimon’s daughter Read more »

Please place the following in context:

You expect to be caught in the first 24 hours. Every time the door to your office opens, or the phone rings, you think it will be somebody looking for answers. You live in fear. In that very initial period, the heart is racing. You should have [stopped] at the earliest opportunity, and taken no more than a slap on the wrist. But when the call, or the knock on the door, doesn’t come, you start to grow in confidence. You start to believe that you’ll have the time to correct [things], that you can push the barriers that little bit further – that you can get back to ground zero and start again. You might get there; you might even get there within a couple of days, and never tell anyone. That happens all the time…Eventually the call [does] come. There is release, in the end, and relief. Your whole life, for several years, has been a lie.

Is it about:

a) Fucking your best friend’s sibling
b) Eating someone else’s clearly marked lunch
c) Smoking weed at your parents’ house
d) Rogue trading
e) Surfing porn at the office
f) Using all the bandwith to stream episodes of Gilmore Girls
g) Being the source for Charlie Gasparino on company affairs
h) other Read more »

Picture 1089.pngAIG Chief Whipping Boy and $1 Man Ed Liddy sat down with the Chicago Tribune last week, and yesterday we got an edited version of the chitchat. Spoiler alert: Hank “Wasn’t Me” Greenberg will not be pleased, and is likely getting Maria Bartiromo on the horn as we speak to schedule a Closing Bell appearance to clear his name, for the 87th time this week, and to remind everyone listening to have your pets spayed or neutered (by which I do not mean to imply senility has given way to believing himself to be Bob Barker giving his usual show ending send-off. That was wishful thinking on your part).
Q: Of these three, who bears the most responsibility for AIG’s derivative losses: Hank Greenberg, Martin Sullivan or Joseph Cassano?
A: I’d say it’s equal parts. There’s plenty of shame to go around. The establishment of (AIG’s financial products unit) was done by Hank Greenberg. That culture was one of, “What’s in it for me?” They got 38 percent of the profits.
Q: Will AIG need more government money?
A: I like where we are.