Robert Rubin’s Days Are Numbered

Robert Rubin was a key player in keeping Enron afloat while he and his cronies fleeced billions from employees and investors. Robert Rubin abandoned the Clinton administration when a recession was unavoidable.  His relief was his protege, Larry Summers. Robert Rubin talked the Citigroup board into investing in extremely high-risk mortgage-backed securities.  He also showed…

The Silver Linings of Mumbai

This is not tongue-in-cheek or flippant. We can find two good results of the terrorist siege of Mumbai, India. First, Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg’s baby son, Moshe, escaped alive.  Good people have set up a fund for the child where you can contribute.  Please do so.  The child’s survival seems to destine him for…

They Kept Shopping

Say you’re the CEO of Wal-Mart.  You get a report from your store in Valley Stream, NJ, that one of your employees was trampled to death by your customers who broke down the doors to get at your Black Friday specials before anyone else.  In the chaos, a customer, 8-months pregnant, suffered a miscarriage.  How…

Merry Christmas

Hundreds of people trampled others to death so that they could get to cheap retail goods the fastest — presumably to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. . . .At some point, that horrible irony should cause people to pause and think about what motivates them in this holiday season. Amen to that, Ed.  While…

Disgraceful, Selfish Cowards *UPDATE*

Liberal America is a sub-species of selfish cowards.  India suffered its own 9-11 over the past 3 days.  It continues at this hour.  Yet America’s government, its media, its pundits retreated under the cover of Thanksgiving and the excuse of saving their corrupt and incompetent friends on Wall Street and in Detroit.   George Bush and…

How To Own Meetings

Over on The Work Works I’ve posted an entry about winning in meetings.  It’s meant to make meetings contentious, but to ensure they produce results–and that those results came from you.  Technorati Tags: business,meetings

Latest on Mumbai

According to Tweeters in the streets of Mumbai outside Nariman House, the Jewish Center, NSG Commandos (Indian special forces) are high-fiving people in the streets.  The crowds are singing patriot songs.  No gunfire. Meanwhile, 30 or more bodies were found in the Oberoi hotel. I hope the West takes a lesson from NSG’s fierce, straight-on…