So hard for it, honey. (So you better treat him right, 2012.)
"Last night was the annual Greenlight Capital Partner Dinner. David's presentation was very witty this year as always; he said 2011 was 'hardest I've ever had to work for 2%.' He also described the returns as 'boring.' He noted he had 8 down months this year which is notable for the fact that he has never had more than 6 down months (2008) since inception in 1997. He told a few stories about GMCR, gave a few glimpses into his portfolio and mentioned that no one in Europe has any idea what they are doing. What was worth a laugh was that Camille, his long time operations manager, was retiring shortly. She had written her last self-evaluation and he read it in front of everyone. Apparently, when the firm was in its infancy, she used to get calls for Einhorn from a 'Mr. Ku from Nan Thai,' which, years later, she later found out was none other than....Daniel Loeb! The gift this year was a briefcase/laptop bag. Nice, but no iPod. The food (sushi, mini grills, a bunch of other stations) was very tasty though, as was the booze, so no complaints."