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Lloyd Blankfein Preferred To Risk Having Subway Doors Close In His Face Than Not Get A Sig On His Beep

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You want to become CEO of Goldman Sachs? Start taking notes. Those who wait comfortably on the platform sans signal can look forward to a life of middle management.

At one point in his career, Mr. Blanfkein traded the Japanese yen and while out of the office got currency trades on his pager. In those days, before he had a driver, he typically took the Seventh Avenue subway line home and often waited for the train at the top of the subway stairs rather than stand on the underground platform where his pager wouldn’t work. When the train came, he would make a run for it, ensuring he had the latest quotes before heading underground.