[credit provider=”DevonFleming.com” url=”http://www.devonfleming.com/about”] Devon Fleming is a household name in Fairfield County, Connecticut.Soon, she could be a famous she on-air reality-tv star, if her show, “Wall Street Wives,” gets picked up.
[credit provider=”Wikipedia”] A couple of years ago, Netflix published a summary of its management philosophy.This philosophy had already helped the company grow from a tiny DVD-by-mail company to a multi-billion-dollar disruptive behemoth. And Netflix has boomed since then.
[credit provider=”WhatsUpMartha via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/whatsupmartha/4828598405/sizes/l/in/set-72157624457700173/”] Every summer, hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to Martha’s Vineyard, the enchanting island located seven miles off of the calm shores of Cape Cod.The island is a sought-after haven for some of the world’s most famous artists, celebrities, and political figures, including President Barack […]
[credit provider=”Fox Searchlight” url=”http://www.foxsearchlight.com/anotherearth/”] This is Brit Marling.A few years ago, she was on her way to a career in finance.
The formerly huge ~$6.5 billion British hedge fund Gartmore used to have 2 star portfolio managers: Guillaume Rambourg and Roger Guy.
[credit provider=”Zdenko Zivkovic via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/zivkovic/5356328245/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Today is Bastille Day (or not!), and thousands have flocked to Paris to stroll the Champs Elysée, admire the Seine and wave flags in front of the Eiffel Tower. But if you’re stuck in New York this Bastille Day don’t worry — there’s no need to […]
[credit provider=”misocrazy via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/misocrazy/68156912/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] Chalk one up for Spain: after a protracted battle, two courts have awarded royalty payments on Salvador Dalí’s art to the Spanish state, overruling Dalí’s heirs’ claims to the fortune and ending a feud that had raged since Dalí’s death in 1989, according to ArtInfo.Although […]
John Hogan, JPMorgan’s chief risk officer for investment banking, is so close to Jamie Dimon, he can smell his sweat on a hot day.
[credit provider=”AP”] Executives at JPMorgan Chase are apparently “obsessed” with their proximity to CEO Jamie Dimon.A handy organizational chart is driving the over-the-top interest, according to an insider at the company, which is reporting its quarterly results Thursday. The chart, which displays the reporting structure, is open for all to […]
[credit provider=”via Heritage Auctions”] Talk about a piece of rock history: a Gibson J-160 E Sunburst acoustic-electric guitar that’s been strummed by both John Lennon and Bob Dylan is about to hit the auction block.John Lennon reportedly composed and played songs on the guitar during the height of The Beatles’ […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Jaunted” url=”http://www.jaunted.com/story/2011/7/12/111315/059/travel/Lay+Down+$8,000+for+a+Night+at+Richard+Branson%27s+Other+Private+Island,+in+Australia”] Fill in the blank: “Richard Branson’s heart is made of _________.”Some possibly popular answers could be “billions of dollars,” “Virgin red,” or even “charity,” but really if you take it literally, Richard Branson’s heart is made of island.
From following stars’ every move on Twitter to keeping up with the latest gossip on TMZ, it seems our thirst for celebrities is unsatiable.
[credit provider=”Courtesy Sotheby’s”] The original handwritten rules from the world’s oldest football club, Sheffield FC, is slated to go on the auction block at Sotheby’s in London this week and could potentially become one of the most expensive pieces of sports memorabilia ever sold (via Paul Fraser Collectibles).The lot includes […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wildenstein_Bldg_19_E64_jeh.jpg”] French investigators have just charged a New York-based art dealer with “possession of stolen goods” and “breach of trust” in connection with 30 pieces of art that had been missing for decades and were rediscovered last year, according to ArtInfo (via The New York Times).Authorities formally […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Rufus Roo” url=”http://www.rufusroo.com/”] This exceedingly large jacket may not appeal to fashionistas, but it could be the answer to airlines’ baggage fees (via The Daily Mail).Fed up with the strict rules imposed by budget carriers like EasyJet and Ryanair, Andrew Gaule invented the Rufus Roo, a lightweight […]
[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/secured_user/Download.aspx?st=dl&attemptedDL=1&errors=&impid=&hash=Nh7klpk27UVTEWn3AiGRlcPbezHV%252bsAZAE0YtoWuuHOUfR3jhO2rLom0dUsWS7D2oLEERSsIVzy%252bxfNe64XK7g%253d%253d”] Hotelier Steve Wynn went on an art-buying spree this weekend, picking up four Chinese vases at a Christie’s auction for the record-breaking sum of $12.8 million, according to The Las Vegas Sun.The hotel and casino mogul bought the vases to adorn his new property in Macau, which […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Ivan Filipovic”] Here’s an innovative new way to explore the coves and islands of the Adriatic Sea: welcome to the Navigating Adriatic Hotel, a concept floating hotel currently being developed by architect Ivan Filipovic.Guests who check into the “botel” (that’s boat + hotel) would be able to […]
New York City recently became the sixth and largest state to legalise gay marriage.
[credit provider=”The New York Botanical Garden” url=”http://www.nybg.org/”] We recently told you about New York City’s secret gardens, many of which are inaccessible to the general public.Now, we’ve compiled the best public gardens the city has to offer.
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Singita Game Reserves” url=”http://www.singita.com/”] Travel + Leisure has just released its annual list of the World’s best hotels and incredibly, seven of the top 12 are lodges in Africa’s game parks.Singita Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park topped the list, receiving a 98.44 score out of […]
[credit provider=”keo101 (Away again) via Flickr”] New Orleans has come a long way since Hurricane Katrina.But at the old Six Flags Jazzland amusement park, which was abandoned after the massive 2005 storm, there’s a whole lot of creepiness and no clear sign of recovery.
[credit provider=”via Weinstein Gallery”] Remember that mysterious, well-dressed Picasso thief who snuck out of a San Francisco art gallery with a 1965 Picasso pencil drawing and made off in a waiting taxi?Apparently, the shoeless stealer was not so clever after all.
[credit provider=”Courtesy Jodie Chan”] If you ever wanted to arrive to the Hamptons on your own chartered plane without breaking the bank, now is your chance.The Standard Hotel just launched its own flight service, StndAir, which transports travellers to the Hamptons and more beautiful retreats nearby, including Montauk and Shelter […]
[credit provider=”Ammar abd Rabbo via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/byammar/3065583912/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] The biggest modern art buyer in the world is not an eccentric billionaire or wealthy gallery owner.It’s the country of Qatar, which has been on an incredible contemporary art buying spree for the past several years, according to The Art Newspaper (via Artinfo).
[credit provider=”Sanctuary Kiawah” url=”http://www.kiawahresort.com/downloads/photodownload/Sanctuary_Front_Aerial.jpg”] The best resort in the United States is not a posh seaside retreat, but a picket-fenced spread in the Smoky Mountains, according to a new survey from Travel + Leisure.The list, which rated resorts in the U.S. and Canada based on rooms and facilities, location, service, […]
[credit provider=”www.nasa.gov” url=”http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_385.html”] Since the Status Quo is unsustainable, there will be a Great Reset. The timing and nature of that Reset is up to us.Yesterday I laid out why the Status Quo is financially unsustainable in The Promises That Cannot Be Kept. The unavoidable consequence of that is the […]
[credit provider=”Gallery Valentine”] Former Sony Music Entertainment chief Tommy Mottola is moving into the fine arts realm with a new art gallery in the Hamptons (Wall Street Journal via Artfixdaily).The gallery, Gallery Valentine, opened Saturday on East Hampton’s Main Street. The current collection includes paintings priced between $5,500 and $3.5 […]
We mined the Twitter accounts of your favourite celebrities to determine the answer to the age old question: Android or iPhone?
Forged art has become a major problem in recent years, with experts saying as much as half the art on the international market could be fake.
Nothing says “happy birthday America” like a massive display of fireworks.
[credit provider=”baaker2009 via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/robbieredball/4475664331/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] There’s no better place to celebrate Independence Day than New York City, home to the nation’s largest fireworks display.More than 3 million people gather on the city’s shores and rooftops to catch the show, in which more than 10,000 explosives are set off from six […]
[credit provider=”Getty Images Ltd. From 100 Places to Go Before They Disappear, published by Abrams.”] Many of the world’s most precious tourist destinations are in danger of vanishing due to natural or human factors, or a combination of both.Some spots face imminent flooding, while others could be destroyed by drought […]
[credit provider=”Zillow.com” url=”http://www.zillow.com/blog/2011-06-24/jeweler-to-the-stars-michael-beaudry-lists-mediterranean-style-home/”] What do Warren Buffett, Beyoncé, Britney Spears and Barbra Streisand have in common?For one, each of them has worked with Beverly Hills diamond cutter and jewelry designer Michael Beaudry.
[credit provider=”Public Domain”] While New York may have have it’s fair share of private member’s clubs, it’ll always come second to the true home of member’s clubs, London, where the exclusive clubs are traditionally referred to as gentlemen’s clubs.These clubs were formed in the late 17th century for members of […]
[credit provider=”Business Insider”] Most people imagine Frida Kahlo with a paint brush in hand, creating beautiful canvases filled with birds, flowers, and monkeys from her native Mexico.But apparently the beloved artist was also a beer lover.
[credit provider=”Courtesy of JustLuxe.”] Millionaires, make some room on your bar – the famed French house of Rémy Martin has just unveiled its latest luxe offering, the Louis XIII Le Jeroboam, in Paris.Limited to just 100 bespoke decanters priced at about $23,000 apiece, the Le Jeroboam is filled with the […]
[credit provider=”BodyRock Sports” url=”http://www.bodyrocksport.com/products/eternal-love-bra”] Luxury women’s sport wear designer BodyRock Sport will launch the most expensive sports bra on the market in their fall collection (via eXtravaganzi).The $20,011 contraption, known as the “Eternal Love Bra,” is emblazoned with hand-crafted Swarovski crystals, gold stud detailing, and black diamond Swarovski crystals.
British fashion designer John Galliano’s trial for anti-Semitic remarks starts today, and new information about Galliano’s chaotic life are coming out.
[credit provider=”Courtesy DNAinfo”] Earlier today, we told you the sordid tale of O. Aldon James, the dethroned president of the National Arts Club who nearly drove the venerable institution into the ground through financial mismanagment, shady apartment rentals, and an overall inability to keep the place clean.Oh, and he may […]
[credit provider=”Rafael Martínez Alequín/AP Images” url=”http://yourfreepress.blogspot.com/2011/01/other-side-of-national-art-club.html”] From the outside, the National Arts Club appears to be one of New York’s most venerable institutions.The private club, known for hosting parties filled with bold-faced names, is housed in a gorgeous brownstone on the south side of Gramercy Park and has been a […]
[credit provider=”Tarisio” url=”http://tarisio.com/pages/auction/auction_item.php?csid=2197569536&cpid=2544336896″] An unidentified bidder paid nearly $16 million for a well-preserved 1721 Stradivarius violin at a London charity event to raise money for victims of the tsunami in Japan, The Telegraph reports.The final sum was a world record for the price paid for a Stradivarius, beating the old […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Profiles in History” url=”http://www.profilesinhistory.com/”] An unidentified buyer bid $4.6 million for the legendary outfit Marilyn Monroe wore in the 1955 classic film The Seven Year Itch at a weekend auction.The famous dress was the first item to sell at the Debbie Reynolds auction, which included around 700 […]
[credit provider=”tombooth via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tombooth/1798328334/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] There are very few reasons we would voluntarily enter the East River, but this just might be one of them.The +Pool is a project proposal on Kickstarter that aims to put a filtered, 9,000 square-foot floating swimming pool square in the East River.
Too often, a really cool, nice guy wears a tie that makes him look like a total douche.
[credit provider=”Bonhams”] Several important pieces of Impressionist and Modern art, including Amedeo Modigliani’s iconic Portrait de Femme, are set to hit the auction block at Bonhams next week.Portrait de Femme, which the Italian artist completed around 1918, is one of the best examples of Modigliani’s modernist style. It comes from […]
[credit provider=”The Banks Group” url=”http://www.hjbanks.com/northumberlandia/2_1.htm”] Goddess? Angel? Icon?Designer Charles Jencks’ mountain-sized sculpture of the female form, known as “Northumberlandia,” is a little bit of each.
[credit provider=”Ralph Lauren” url=”http://www.ralphlauren.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=1760781&ab=global_men”] This is the third instalment in a sartorial series of what NOT to wear on Wall Street, in certain situations.The tips come from hedge funders and bankers in the know, according to FINS.
[credit provider=”Courtesy of the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park” url=”http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/japan-theme-park-to-launch-recordbreaking-ride-2297614.html?action=Popup”] Get your barf bag ready — the world’s steepest roller coaster will be unveiled July 16th in Japan’s Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park.The ride, which has a 121-degree free-fall and dramatic 43-meter drop, made the Guinness Book of World Records as the […]
[credit provider=”Richard Bitting via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbitting/3311473431/”] Zagat’s Buzz Blog has posted a list of New York City’s best steakhouses, just in time for Father’s Day.The list was compiled from the results of the 2011 Zagat New York City Restaurants Survey, which rated 2,115 restaurants reviewed by 40,569 respondents.
Yesterday, Petra Ecclestone bought the most expensive home in America, which was listed at $150 million. But that’s only a piece of the fabulous life of this billionaire heiress.
[credit provider=”AP Images”] Figuring that the best measure of an exorbitantly priced meal was the price tag on a prix-fixe meal for two, a Bloomberg reporter has figured out that Del Posto serves Manhattan’s most expensive meal.The 12-course extravaganza at Mario Batali’s ornate Chelsea dining room is served with a […]
[credit provider=”Waddington’s” url=”http://www.waddingtons.ca/auction/23june2011f/”] The midnight blue gown Princess Diana wore to a state dinner hosted by Ronald Reagan, at which she famously danced with John Travolta and Clint Eastwood, goes up for auction next week.The iconic navy dress, which will be sold along with 13 other gowns owned by Princess […]
[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Depo-testosterone_200_mg_ml_crop.jpg”] The testosterone hormone affects financiers and traders in a different way than it affects any other profession.
[credit provider=”Profiles in History” url=”http://www.profilesinhistory.com/debbie-reynolds-auction/event-and-catalogue-information”] A massive collection of iconic costumes and props from Hollywood classics such as The Wizard of Oz and Singin’ in the Rain is about to be auctioned off.The collection, which includes over 3,500 items, belongs to actress Debbie Reynolds, who acquired them over the past […]
Trouble, the spoiled maltese once owned by hotel heiress Leona Helmsley, passed away last week at the age of 12 (that’s 84, in dog years).
As longtime CEO and chairman of one of the world’s most widely recognised restaurant surveys, Tim Zagat knows a thing or two about the restaurant industry.
Have you ever been confronted with a problem, challenge, or dilemma with which you could not cope?
[credit provider=”Joe Fenton / Behance.net” url=”http://www.behance.net/gallery/Genesis-2010/1351331″] Wow. Joe Fenton is an artist who does amazingly intricate drawings — and all with just a mechanical pencil. They’re going viral on Tumblr and Twitter right now so we thought we’d share them with you.This series is called Genesis 2010 and is hosted […]
[credit provider=”mariachily via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mariachily/956826140/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Even if you stroll up in your priciest Louboutins and Black AmEx blazing, unless you’re Chloe Sevigny or tight with the bouncer, there’s no guarantee of admission to some of Manhattan’s top hot spots. Luckily, the sting of rejection is perfect grounds for getting twice as […]
[credit provider=”Geishaboy500 via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/geishaboy500/4340597257/”] It seems the best place to find caviar these days is Abu Dhabi.The Royal Caviar Company, established by Bin Salem Holding and co-operated by the United Food Technologies AG, is set to create the most comprehensive, technologically advanced caviar farm in the Middle East.
[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=red%20wine&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1302283427&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=723306f6432c4c22857c086ed8b04ac8&dbm=PY2007&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] When people think of wine in the United States, their initial thoughts turn to California.Of course, California’s winemaking history goes back more than two hundred years, with international recognition booming in the 70s and 80s, and the branding of Napa Valley now firmly secured.
[credit provider=”satanoid via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/satanoid/132042642/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] Las Vegas isn’t the only place to hold a shotgun wedding these days.St. Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city, on Tuesday approved a 72-hour marriage registration for foreigners in an effort to boost tourism to the region.
[credit provider=”Joseph Pasaoa” url=”http://members.fotki.com/jppasaoa/”] Celebrities and New Yorkers donned gigantic hats and swathed themselves in seersucker yesterday for the 4th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Governors Island.For a few hours, the tiny island was transformed by a charity polo match to raise funds for Haiti through the Hope Help […]
[credit provider=”VinoFamily via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/vinofamily/3986933364/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Zagat’s Buzz Blog has just compiled a list of New York restaurants with top wine selections, and unsurprisingly, the top-rated bottles can be found at some of the city’s most chic, luxurious, and inventive culinary destinations.The list was compiled from the results of the 2011 […]
The doorman/bouncer at the new Gansevoort Hotel bar/lounge on Park Ave and 29th in Manhattan has a day job working at one of the biggest hedge funds.We don’t want to get anyone fired, so we’re just going to give a few clues about the hedge fund:
A young banker wrote in to Noah Kass (Doug Kass’s son!), a clinical director at the addiction treatment centre realisation centre in New York City, for advice.
[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com”] Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is on her way to becoming the first ever billionaire model, according to Anderson Antunes at Forbes.Gisele was the top earning model in 2010, making an estimated $45 million for starring in campaigns for Versace and Dior.
[credit provider=”BuzzFeed”] A few days ago, Cindy Sherman’s Untitled #96 sold for a whopping $3,890,500.Here’s a list of the most expensive pictures ever sold, which you can view for way, way less than 4 million dollars.
[credit provider=”wikipedia commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_the_Elephant”] Roadside attractions are an old American tradition, but they continue to pop up in unexpected places today.They were originally meant to draw tourists in on their way someplace else; they can be whimsical, impressive, or just plain odd, with no real purpose at all.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons/Business Insider”] New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has a pretty fabulous life.The self-made billionaire from Russia is the 39th richest man in the world with an estimated fortune of $13.5 billion according to Forbes.
[credit provider=”Business Insider”] It’s hard to imagine George Washington as anything but the stoic, grey-haired military commander who led America to independence.But apparently, the founding father was also a tippler and experimental brewer.
[credit provider=”goldberg via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/goldberg/4096888525/”] Now you can combine your passion for the great outdoors and taste for fine wine in a whole new way: wiking.The pastime, a combination of wine tasting and hiking, has become increasingly popular in Oregon, long a hiking destination and increasingly a popular spot for […]
You want to give your child the best education money can buy. But is $235,000 for a bachelor’s degree really worth it?
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Picasso_The_Actor_1904.JPG”] The most impressive works of art often took months or even years to complete.Artists pour their knowledge, creativity and emotions into their projects.
[credit provider=”Freeman’s Auctioneers” url=”http://www.freemansauction.com”] Richard Scrushy was the infamous “CEO of fraud” who was ordered to pay shareholders $2.9 billion after the unravelling of a massive scheme at his company, HealthSouth.He once owned a yacht, two Cessna planes and a $6.2 million waterfront estate in Alabama.
[credit provider=”Richard Levy” url=”http://www.stickwork.net”] Not many people see beauty in a pile of sticks.But carpenter-turned sculptor Patrick Dougherty has managed to do just that, turning dead branches into incredible art installations around the world.
In case you don’t remember Thomas Bruderman, he’s the Fidelity trader whose lavish bachelor party took place on a yacht and “included booze, scantily clad women… and even a dwarf for hire.”
[credit provider=” Dean812 via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/deanslife/1359287762/in/photostream/”] Here’s one sign Wall Street won’t get crushed by the recent regulation attacks.The people on Wall Street are getting stronger, physically and mentally. From an informal survey of sources, we’ve learned that there’s a bit of a health craze happening on Wall Street.
[credit provider=”Under30CEO.com”] With all due respect to Jerry Saltz, Hendrik Hertzberg, Christopher Hitchens, and James Walcott, Stephen Marche should emerge from Monday’s National Magazine Awards with an arched trophy.Esquire‘s “A Thousand Words About Our Culture” columnist is nominated for an Ellie in the Columns & Commentary section, and he should […]
[credit provider=”Briana McDonell”] Anita Lo may be best known for her wildly successful downtown Manhattan restaurant Annisa and recent stint on Top Chef Masters, but we were more impressed by the fact that she’s an avid fly fisher.We talked to Lo about angling, her favourite sushi spots, and her celebrity […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Bloomberg ” url=”http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-05/scene-last-night-druckenmillers-gary-cohn-kenneth-langone-larry-fink.html”] Last night financiers from banking, private equity and the hedge funds world gathered at Cipriani in midtown for the Langone Medical centre Violet Ball. Duquesne Capital’s Stanley Druckenmiller said hello to Goldman COO Gary Cohn “before the two waded into a maze of seated […]
Christie’s held a major auction of impressionist and modern art last night, with several masterpieces by Picasso, Monet, Matisse, and others selling for over $4 million.
Good news for caffeine addicts and collectors: the world’s largest collection of Coca Cola memorabilia is about to be auctioned off.
A former hedge fund analyst who trades on his own time recently explained to us how he trades earnings announcements.
[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=red%20wine&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1302283427&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=723306f6432c4c22857c086ed8b04ac8&dbm=PY2007&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] It shouldn’t be a big secret that restaurants jack up the prices on wine. While a 200% mark-up may seem ludicrous, the reality is that restaurants pay the rent with their wine (and liquor) sales. It’s hard to make much of a profit selling food, surprising as […]
“How did Goldman Sachs take over the world?” Jon Stewart asked William Cohan, the author who is spilling all of Goldman Sachs’s secrets in a new book.”Spoiler alert,” Stewart said last night, “Goldman did it by going short on the world. They bet against the world and they won.”
Someone called the “paymaster,” the person who sets salaries from inside an unnamed Wall Street bank, spoke to the Wall Street Journal on the condition of anonymity.He explains how much bankers really make.
Abdullah Kunt, an employee of the equity research firm, Global Menkul Degerler As, is the 10th most popular person on Wall Street today.Kunt, the Treasurer of Goldman Menkul Degerler, graduated from Robert College in 1989 and used to work at Global Yatırım Holding.
After years of little growth, command and control management, and cost-cutting, the cultures of many organisations need rejuvenating and tweaking in order to thrive in today’s difficult and increasingly competitive business environment. But, changing culture is difficult. As Lou Gerstner, former CEO of IBM, wrote: The hardest part of […]
As you probably know, one of the things you can do on Amazon.com is create a list of books that fit into one particular sort of category.
Glencore’s recent IPO has led to a lot of speculation about the firm.
[credit provider=”New York Social Diary” url=”http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/node/1902727″] During the financial crisis, Deutsche Bank’s Greg Lippmann and his bond traders (who built a $5 billion short on the subprime market) were negative on the subprime market while many people at the firm (and elsewhere on Wall Street) weren’t.Lippmann called those people “CDO […]
[credit provider=”Google”] Within the startup realm, there is a big difference between having an innovative product versus an innovative business.Some startups have a new technology, but stick to a tried-and-true business model. Others take an existing product, and give it new life with a creative business model. The most competitive […]
While interviewing at Citibank, blogger David Xia’s (Via Dealbreaker) friend stole a laminated list that was apparently laid out on every desk in the firm’s HR department, entitled:
[credit provider=”BBC News” url=”http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12709791″] When the earthquake hit Japan on March 11th, a schism divided both the earth’s surface and Goldman Sachs’ office in Tokyo.The Japanese natives in Goldman’s Tokyo office stayed put; the ex-pat employees of Goldman’s office booked flights and got out immediately. The divide has caused a […]
Ok, so this won’t be the most important thing you do today.
Obviously, it’s quite easy to get your kid a good job if you’re rich.
[credit provider=”US Naval Academy” url=”http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBgQxQEwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdocs.google.com%2Fviewer%3Fa%3Dv%26q%3Dcache%3Aq5SaQlEGv0wJ%3Awww.usna.com%2FDocument.Doc%253F%2526id%253D478%2Bjohn%2Bhaase%2Bnaval%2Bacademy%26hl%3Den%26gl%3Dus%26pid%3Dbl%26srcid%3DADGEESgHHGNC1Y7QpH0gCEuoO-8oIqGP2bO2p9LcFhYl2EAKHpOkZHrUf4cj5OgPvzNWbbk0JHWieaiUo4MrfPhNwrQppZh5P8JyWPF7xc-Wy38ae09FbxJdj7h0OeIrYzgHcqopllOD%26sig%3DAHIEtbTGig8sqrduJYdCdZDiHJ5hdxRI1A&ei=P0GbTcPlBpPltgeL4IzFBw&usg=AFQjCNFrqJ5sv8LvY75VorMc7Cuk-VkyCg&sig2=M4a6C2IeVzxDTGhVTVnS7g”] When John Haase quit Goldman Sachs, he wanted to do it better than anyone who had quit before. The money manager told Advisor One, “The only two things I’ve ever quit was flying planes and leaving Goldman Sachs almost a year ago.”
If pay on Wall Street is any indication of how well the economy is doing, it’s doing great.
Harvard Business School just put on its annual fashion show, meant to introduce “smart casual” looks that are also work friendly.