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World's Greatest Banker Daughter Emeritus Wants To Sell You Sheets, Share Tips On Getting A Good Night's Sleep

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As some of you may recall, here at Dealbreaker we have a favorite (ex-) banker daughter, and her name is Nell Diamond. Daughter of Bob, she stole our hearts back in 2012 when she took to Twitter to release a statement re: her father's departure from Barclays during the British bank's Libor scandal that read: “George Osborne and Ed Miliband you can go ahead and #HMD.”

At the time, Diamond the Younger was working as an analyst at Deutsche Bank; she's since left her post and graduated from Yale School of Management. And now, she wants to sell you bedding and offer circadian rhythm advice. Namely, what to do with yourself in the 30 minutes before hitting the hay.

She went to Paris to have sheets made she could test out; she attended business school at Yale where “I worked out the entire supply chain,” she explained. The goal of Hill House Home, she added, is a “super, super, easy, easy customer experience that should take two minutes and fits into people’s budgets where there’s a link between price and quality. The designs are like nothing on the market.” A starter set of a fitted sheet with pillowcases begins at $250...As for her own dozing patterns, Ms. Diamond sleeps seven or eight hours a night, which she tracks using a Jawbone. She keeps her bedroom as uncluttered as possible and avoids “hidden sources of caffeine,” like chocolate. She has a policy of no screen-time 30 minutes before bed. In that 30 minutes, “I’ll read,” she said. “I’ll look at myself in the mirror. I’ll talk to myself. I’ll talk to my husband.”

An Obsession With Bedding [WSJ]

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Bob Diamond's Daughter Releases Statement Re: Father's Firing

While most offspring are typically not available for comment following the resignations, voluntary or otherwise, of their banker dads (lookin' at you, Jimmy Cayne, Jr.), earlier today prolific Tweeter Nell Diamond had this to say to the Brits who have been cheering her father's departure: "George Osborne and Ed Miliband you can go ahead and #HMD." Unfortunately the note has since been deleted (and replaced with "No one in the world I admire more than my dad. 16yrs building Barclays. Shame to see the mistakes of few tarnish the hard work of so many") but the vigorous defense was appreciated nonetheless. Previously Nell, a 2011 Princeton graduate, has had words for Ben Bernanke ("you know what bernanke? maybe tomorrow I will make lots of "projections" and YOU will miss the dumpling truck. how ya like them apples B?"), the slag heaps at Coachella ("every girl at coachella looks like pocahontas went to burning man. ugh. you probably can't even pronounce rodarte"), and the amateur hour fucks who think her name is Neil and who she should stab with a trident ("number of people who have called me neil today: 4 via email, 1 via phone. number of people to add to my billy madison lipstick kill list: 5."). Bob Diamond's Daughter Defends Her Dad [NS via DI]

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