Archive for the Work Category

How many more Black & Blue Mondays?

If you’ve been reading my blog for some time, you’ll know that I’ve been banging on about moral hazard as it relates to governments bailing out banks. However, after events these past 10 days (most of which were spent in Canada), I am not so sure anymore. Meaning, I have had a slight change of heart because the market has become completely irrational and the actions by various governments across the globe has not helped the situation. Despite billions being pumped into the market to increase liquidity, confidence remains extremely low and banks are still not lending to each other. […]

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Coffee is for Closers!

I had a flash back a few moments ago to my former life and couldn’t help but think about the movie: Glengarry Glen Ross. Below is a classic scene: Yeah, a bit dysfunctional — but anyone who has ever been in sales/business development will be able to call up a memory of a manager who gave elements of this now classic Alex Baldwin speech.

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O Canada

Greetings from Toronto, Canada! I have been here for the last few days and I am totally digging this city. It is different from all the major cities in the US I lived in(Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, etc.), but yet it is quite familiar at the same time. Heck, almost too familiar as everyone thinks I am Canadian. Well at least that is what this guy at the World’s Biggest Book Store told me. He tried to pick me up, but it all went south when I told him I lived in London, England not London, Ontario. In any event, […]

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Farewell Emails

I have written a few farewell emails in my professional career but all have been pretty conversative compared to the one sent below by a former colleague. I wish you all inner peace, a satisfying career and a clear conscience. Parting thought found at Isaiah 33:1. Favorite Quotes: “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”–Philosopher Edmund Burke “They came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist; And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist; […]

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Decision Time

The call came at 3pm today. I’m in! now the real work begins. Yipee!!

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