Anybody catch the Greg Smith interview? This is the guy who quit his job at Goldman Sachs by way of an Op-Ed piece published by the New York Times. The interview itself revealed very little that hasn't been said already. But I found Prof. Frank Partnoy's contributions to this piece particularly disturbing. Talk about bending over? How anybody can say with a straight face that Goldman is known for its ethical behavior and good business practices is astonishing. This comes on the wake of a $500 million dollar fine and numerous other fines for misconduct (where of course the firm neither admitted not denied fault). Partnoy is a joke...
OT: 60 Minutes : Greg Smith Interview
This is football season, right?
This probably wouldn't fly in the offseason.
or maybe some vague michigan connection...
It's there Don....you just have to know where to look. His resume is available on line via his Wikepedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Partno and if you scroll down you'll find this....
Service (yrs): Chair, Appointments Committee (2); Chair, Faculty Colloquium Committee (2); Chair, Junior Faculty Roundtable (4); Director, Law Alumni Board of Directors (2); Treasurer, Law Alumni Faculty Golf League (4); Member, Dean Search Committee (1); Member, Self-Study Committee (1); Member, Appointments Committee (5); Member, Evening Program Committee (1); Member, Curriculum Committee (10); Member, Development Committee (3); Member, Graduate Programs Committee (2); Faculty Advisor, Business Law Society (1).
In before the mods delete... yes!!!
Don't you have a drum circle to attend?
This is the single worst thread I've seen since the fake Laquon Treadwell Commits thread. Enjoy Bolivia, my friend.
Might as well ask before this gets deleted
Hello: Greg Smith?
teaches that everything affects everything else. Perhaps Greg Smith and Goldman Sachs did something that affected college recruiting in general or UM football recruiting in particular. In this case, this thread is not OT.
JPMorgan blitzes off the short position; GS fakes a Credit Default Swap to the field and transfers the funds to its EMEA holdings coming the other way. Blankfein (-1) blocks down on the backside Euro Exchange Rate for a moment and then lets it go, then thinks he's messed up and borrows more from Germany. EMEA avoids collapse, then cuts up; Morgan Stanley who is further downfield liquidity-wise now comes up to contain and or tackle; he can't do anything and files Chapter 11. Blankfein ends up liquidating his Euro holdings but after EMEA beat him and doesn't actually make anything useful happen.
According to 247Sports and a recent Bloomberg article, Greg Smith committed to Stanford in 1997 (estimated, based on age). He was initially projected to be an early contributor in their equities division.
I'd never have guessed he would be involved in something like this. Of course, it might not be the same Greg Smith.
Apparently he was head of EQD for EMEA. Sound familiar?
you could recognize his South African accent
I have no idea what you're saying or what you're talking about, but I'm sure this interview would be quite interesting to someone who did. I do know, however, is that this really doesn't strike me as something MGoBlog readers care about reading (at least on here), especially the day after beating MSU.
You have no idea what you are talking about.
Is probably going to need a new pimp unless there's a big market for retired NBA stars in South America.
I think the OP meant to say Mark Smith the Linebackers coach and was actually talking about post game press confrences?
I watched 60 Minutes tonight and I couldn't remember a sports feature...
I'm still trying to figure out how someone could join in 2010, but not figure out in two years that politics is a no-no here, especially during the season.
Well, the topic isn't exactly politics, but then again it isn't exactly sports either. May I refer the OP to the comment boards of the Huffington Post.
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No, no, I didn't catch the Greg Smith interview. I guess I've been in a cave for too long, but who is Greg Smith? How is he related to Michigan? Is he a famous Michigan grad who I somehow never heard of? And even if he is a Michigan grad, how is this post relevant to mgoblog? I google searched "Greg Smith," and see that he did a piece on 60 minutes, and that the NYT has an article on him, but I still don't get it. What am I missing? Much obliged to anyone who can supply the missing link to a clueless heartlander.
I'm not about to link to it here, but if you search "Greg Smith, NYT, op ed" you'll see what made him famous (at least to the degree that he's famous).
He did temper that remark by stating that those "ethical" standards are pretty pathetic coming from wall street. It wasn't really a ringing endorsement of Goldman. It's sort of like saying that the dude whose covered in less mud after the mud bowl is the cleanest guy of the lot.
Please note the use of the "mud bowl." Hence, at least the response is football related even if the post got interwebzzed 4G transit from the WSJ blog