Friday, November 16, 2007

Michael Lewis on "Why I'm Ready to Be New Citigroup CEO"

Micheal Lewis column: "Why I'm Ready to Be New Citigroup CEO".
Fun stuff! Here is an excerpt.

The Wall Street CEO must possess an extraordinary ability to be paid huge sums of money each year without losing composure.

This isn't as easy as it sounds, especially when the firm is losing billions. Imagine if some board handed you $40 million or so a year (before benefits) and tossed in a nine-figure severance package. If you're like most people, you'd dance around the kitchen naked with the drapes wide open -- until you realized what people who raised you would say when they read about it in the paper.

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