Celebrity CEO Series: David Walsh – Building the Ubiquitous Bre-X Brand

But here’s the thing, besides the fact that Lefkofsky as the Times article pointed out, has a checkered entrepreneurial past involving what appears to be slight of hand dealings coupled with the apparent blind eye of the firms involved with the underwriting process, it is becoming abundantly clear that Groupon is about as golden as Bre-X. … Continue reading

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The SEC Hard at Work: It Wasn’t Greed That Did In Wall Street, It Was Porn!?!

Okay, if you live long enough, you get to see and experience almost everything that life can throw at you.  Or to take a line from the movie A League of Their Own; I’ve seen enough to know that I have seen too much! In yesterday’s CNBC e-mail alert it was reported that “A former … Continue reading

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SEC settlement with former Countrywide Financial CEO provides a nice retirement nest-egg for the disgraced executive

Okay, let’s do some quick math . . . The SEC contends that former Countrywide Financial CEO Angelo Mozilo “improperly generated profits on insider stock sales even though (he was) aware of Countrywide’s deepening financial woes,” to the tune of $140 million. In what has been referred to as the “first time that a prominent … Continue reading

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Conrad Black’s “sunset” lament: “I am big. It’s the pictures that got small!”

As I looked at the picture of Conrad Black arriving in a limo at a rented ocean side mansion in Palm Beach, Florida following his release from prison, I was immediately reminded of a line from the 1950 classic movie Sunset Blvd. when the iconic Norma Desmond reflecting on her career in silent pictures dismissed … Continue reading

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