From the mailbag:
Word is there's some strange stuff going down on Mr. ESL's watch. Five high up people have left just to go to Bloomberg alone in the past few months. He has in his head what a unit's numbers should be, and if they come in better or worse he tells the unit head "You're wrong, that's not what I think it should be" and micro-manages based on his (false) sense of the numbers. Very strange, not trusting accountants' numbers, no? Many people there are seriously questioning what's going on.
Spring is next bonus time and there's chatter more people have plans to leave then too. Definitely sounding like rats leaving the ship. Five people leaving to go to - Bloomberg? Who leaves a place like that, at this time, if there's a big future upside? Something is up.