• berniemadoff


    Bernie Madoff Has Regrets

    Actually, regret, singular. And it’s not that he ruined countless people’s lives, or that he’s going to die in prison, or even that no one cares about the so-called “Legitimate Years.” It’s that he didn’t have a right mind to march into the offices of the Wall Street Journal, scream “You call this a stipple […]

    / Dec 9, 2013 at 3:23 PM
  • marissamayervogue


    If She Could Do It All Over Again, Marissa Mayer Would Not Have Posed Lying Upside Down On A Lawn Chair Holding An iPad With Her Face On It

    “Will we see Larry Page on the cover of Vogue?” [Charlie] Rose asked. “It wasn’t the cover,” Mayer corrected, clearly embarrassed. She went on to say that the photo was unplanned and “out of necessity.” The photographer Mikael Jansson’s assignment was to capture an unconventional CEO in an unconventional pose — sitting ladylike on the […]

    / Sep 25, 2013 at 4:55 PM
  • johnthain


    Taking Job At Merrill Lynch, Not Decision To Turn Office Into Versailles, Biggest Regret Of John Thain’s Life

    Regrets? John Thain has one. “I wouldn’t have taken the Merrill job,” he said in an interview. “I think that’s probably the single biggest thing.” Mr. Thain’s comments are some of his sharpest yet about life as Merrill Lynch & Co.’s chairman and chief executive. He arrived at the securities firm’s headquarters in lower Manhattan […]

    / Jun 6, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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    In Retrospect, Kweku Adoboli Probably Should’ve Taken Down The Whole Bank And Evaded Arrest For A While

    In terms of speaking gigs, do you want to hear from the guy who cost UBS a couple billion or the fugitive who brought it to its knees?

    / Nov 20, 2012 at 1:05 PM
  • News

    Who Said It?

    “Each of us does and says things at one point or another in our lives we regret,” [redacted] told TheWrap. “The costume I wore to the fundraiser [in which I appeared in blackface] was one such thing for me.”

    Hopefully you answered James Montgomery, CEO of boutique investment bank Montgomery & Co, as that was the answer we were looking for. Montgomery, whose costume also featured African tribal wear and a stuffed gorilla and was captured on a video released today, continued:

    “While I can understand that some people may have read something other than what was intended into my wearing that costume to a costume party [at the annual fundraising event for St. Matthew’s Parish School], as anyone who knows me would attest, that is not consistent with my beliefs nor is it with who I am,” Montgomery added. “I am sick about the false impression it gave. All I can do now is to do what I did then and apologize for any offense I may have caused.”

    Tom Hanks calls fundraiser blackface video ‘hideously offensive’ [MSNBC]

    / Mar 21, 2012 at 4:34 PM
  • News

    Larry Fink: The Biggest Mistake I Ever Made Was Doubting My Own Sheer Fucking Awesomeness

    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, […]

    / Oct 20, 2010 at 3:10 PM
  • News

    Ken Feinberg Upset About The Fact That He Has No Real Power

    Over the companies out of his jurisdiction, though he’s closing his eyes and hoping for the best, i.e. that banks which don’t have to do what he says will decide on their own to take an ax to executive pay. “The biggest disappointment, I think, is that under the statute my jurisdiction is so narrow, […]

    / Jan 7, 2010 at 10:25 AM
  • News

    Sandy Weill Is Sad About Citi

    Talk whatever shit you want about the former Citi chairman, and I’m sure you already have, but the man has feelings. Lots of ‘em, which he unloaded on the Times over the weekend. Sandford looks at his old firm and his heart bleeds for what it’s become, namely a place where no one will take […]

    / Jan 4, 2010 at 10:10 AM
  • News

    Guy Who Helped Build Citi: My Bad

    John Reed, who played kind of a big role in cobbling together the world’s largest diversified whorehouse, has something to get off his chest: “I’m sorry,” Reed, 70, said in an interview yesterday. “These are people I love and care about. You could imagine emotionally it’s not easy to see what’s happened.” John S. Reed, […]

    / Nov 6, 2009 at 2:33 PM
  • News

    Caption Contest Friday: How Can We Get Back To Here?

    When Zvi “Octopussy” Goffer decided to dip one of his tentacles in the sweetness of insider trading, do you think he realized all that he’d be forced to give up if caught? Obviously we’re not talking about his wife, child, and freedom to wear tracksuits here, but rather the chance to wake up with his […]

    / Nov 6, 2009 at 12:43 PM

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