Lloyd Blankfein

  • Wall Street protects the American Dream

    Our Republican brothers having fallen before the scythe of temporary public opinion, the debate in the Senate has at last been joined.  Today we line up behind Team Lloyd and strap on our best pinstripe, wing-tips, and chrome domes. The future of irrational, unseemly wealth is at stake. We have partied hard in the past and awakened to some bad mornings after. But those cotton-mouthed sunrises have done nothing to dim our MORE

    - Apr 29, 2010 3:51 PM ET
  • The lesson of Goldman Sachs, or How the lizard will shed its tail

    It's amazing what expensive messaging can buy. The first wave of publicity surrounding the SEC case against Goldman was fierce and damning. Now what we're seeing is their Public Relations dollars at work. The conversation has shifted, have you noticed? What was huge, solid outrage against Goldman has moderated, and thoughtful (if bald) heads are prevailing.

    Of course Goldman took short positions against its long bets on the real estate market. Wasn't MORE

    - Apr 26, 2010 2:05 PM ET
  • Note to Lloyd Blankfein: Stupidity is the best defense

    Things look pretty blank and far from fine for Lloyd this morning. But buried within the situation is a strategy that may serve him well in the days to come. Ken Lay explored it to some effect. It's called executive ignorance, and anybody who has worked in the upper echelons of corporate life knows it's a very credible defense indeed.

    I'm not saying it's true, mind you. Just credible. At least MORE

    - Apr 19, 2010 11:28 AM ET
  • Blankfein vs. Dougan -- Compensation Smackdown!

    Word comes from Credit Suisse that Brady Dougan, the Chief Executive of that fine fiduciary institution, earned $17.9 million in 2009, which is six times more than he made in 2008. This makes good sense. 2009 was a much better year than 2008, and any fair evaluation of compensation should account for that. Also, Mr. Dougan's comp is pretty much consonant with the nuts and berries that were paid to execs MORE

    - Mar 26, 2010 12:12 PM ET
  • The (recent) History of the World (one tag at a time)

    In about a month, we'll be celebrating the third anniversary of this blog.  We'll save the cake, funny hats and weepy speeching for then, but today I would like to take the opportunity to do something I've wanted to do for a long time: consider our tags.

    Below you will see a total catalog of every single tag that has been generated in good times and bad, scandal, recession, recovery, slow MORE

    - Mar 3, 2010 10:49 AM ET
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  • More apologies! Now!

    Now that Tiger has apologized and been on the front page of every newspaper in the United States humiliating himself, I'd like to suggest a few more people who should apologize to us and be raked over the coals until we're tired of doing so.

    I'd like an apology from Akio Toyoda for attempting to minimize the size of the recall on those floor mats in 2007. I'd also like an MORE

    - Feb 22, 2010 10:08 AM ET
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