If the largest banks want no action from regulators in the future, the best place to start is by showing regulators that they don't require their attention at all. By Eleanor BloxhamOct 18, 2011 5:00 AM ET
By Patricia Sellers
When I started my career at Fortune in 1984, corporate America was a land of white men. As I say in my talks about women and power, bosses back then were white men without facial hair.
We've come a long way—just look at Fortune's Most Powerful Women list.
But a new report on Fortune 500 board composition, released by the Alliance for Board Diversity this morning, should make diversity champions weep.
The MOREPatricia Sellers - May 2, 2011 7:37 AM ET
You could make the case that this era has produced possibly the worst bad guys in business history. Think about that for a minute. That's really saying something. They've got a lot of competition. Carnegie and Frick, who shot their own workers. The guys who fomented the Teapot Dome, whatever that was. Who remembers?
Somewhat more recently, during the days I still wore suspenders and power ties, there were a lot MOREBing - Jan 27, 2009 12:44 AM ET
Perhaps you guys can help me understand something.
Word comes today from a most credible source that the failure of smaller banks may soon lead to more consolidation and mergers in the banking industry. One analyst told the New York Times that 200 to 300 small banks might fail in the near future, and be forced into mergers, presumably with larger entities.
This is a solution?
Didn't we just see what happened to Citigroup MOREBing - Jan 23, 2009 12:11 PM ET
Where were these Einsteins when their companies were lending more money than they had to sub-prime borrowers? Who the hell were they to tell anybody what to invest in, or any corporation what they should or should not do? And why is anybody still listening to any of them?Bing - Mar 19, 2008 10:20 AM ET
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