From: [redacted guy]
Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 11:05 PM
To: [redacted girl at Deloitte]
Hey [redacted girl at Deloitte],
We talked a couple weeks back at the [university] accounting night. (I was the one looking for equity research positions and had a zit on my lip that could have passed for a cold sore. Lol. Whew. It was not. You’re probably like, “uh.. What?” Maybe that helps you recall, maybe not. Not completely important, I suppose.
Business Leader Of Tomorrow Asks: Is A Gig In The Upper Echelons Of Corporate America A “Work-Love Trade Off”?By Bess Levin
This Would Be Bob Chapman Asking Inteliquent CEO Ed Evans To Comment On His ‘Essential Ass Raping’ Of AT&TBy Bess Levin
Follow-up questions: 1) Would you agree or disagree that you’ve been prove to be “something of a weapon of mass destruction”? 2) Can you justify your continued employment? Read more »
Suspending disbelief for a moment and pretending this scenario* actually occurred in real life…
I am a 22-year-old man working at a new job on Wall Street. My boss is a very attractive 30-year-old woman. We happen to exercise at the same gym at the same time. We both swim, and the first time we ran into each other, she was wearing a one-piece bathing suit, and I was wearing a classic Speedo. I saw her look me up and down. The next week, she started wearing a thong bikini. Isn’t this a power thing?
Who Didn’t Realize Sending Packages Containing Fake Grenades Was Something This Office Frowned Upon?By Bess Levin
As you may have heard, earlier today, people working in 2 World Financial Center were evacuated from the building after a suspicious package was flagged by security. Initial reports claimed it contained a grenade; obviously this was cause for alarm and would have continued to be had the NYPD determined it to be an actual grenade and not a “grenade-like novelty item,” mounted on a plaque with a sign that says “Complaint Dept. Pull Pin.” Now that it’s clear everyone is safe (and at least mildly buzzed), a few questions need answering. Read more »
A few months ago, I was standing in a crowded elevator when Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, stepped in. When he saw me, he said in a voice loud enough for everyone to hear: “Why does The New York Times hate the banks?” It’s not The New York Times, Mr. Dimon. It really isn’t. It’s the country that hates the banks these days. [Joe Nocera/NYT]
Do you have a question for us? About anything? Send it here with the subject line “What do you think of this, Dealbreaker?”
Q: If you had to assemble hedge fund all-star team, that would invest together for a year or five or whatever time-horizon we decide on (the All-Star Game, it’s them versus the market), which managers would be on it? Read more »
Last month, Citigroup announced that it was mulling over the idea of relieving 3,000 employees of their commitments to the firm. A couple weeks later, it decided that yes, that sounded like a good idea, and began giving people the signal. Perhaps to a) send a message that no one should get comfortable yet and b) make it clear to existing staff holding out hope that it was true their direct report just ran out for a pack of smokes and would be “back in 10″ that no, Daddy’s not coming home, Uncle Vik announced today: Read more »