Since Vince Lombardi’s team just won the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl trophy last night, I keep thinking about his famous speech What It Takes To Be Number One, and specifically the line: Winning is not a sometimes thing. It’s an all the time thing. I know he was a fierce competitor and all, but that
The first picture below is Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan when he took the job in December 2009. The second picture is from his Bloomberg interview today … one year later.
To borrowers and loan agents – your quick reference guide on who will perform and who to avoid.
This installment of bTunes is Roll With The Changes by REO Speedwagon, and it’s a tribute to those in their darkest hours. Yes, recent economic stats (GDP, Home Prices, Jobs) are showing signs of life, but down on ground level many are still very much feeling the pinch. And in your darkest hours—whether it’s ongoing
Here’s the new art in the office, in the lobby, pretty cool.
As first it was a shock yesterday to see that Bloomberg TV ran a story about whether the hotness of the waitresses at your local restaurants can tell you anything about the economy. Then we read the source material, a Hot Waitress Index story in New York Magazine which poses this theory: the hotter the
The following was provided to us by an advertising exec, and while slightly off topic for the normal coverage of The Basis Point, the workplace relevance is sure to resonate. Some of you may be aware of TED (stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design). It’s a series of conferences featuring a series of smart speakers talking
According to the Associated Press, here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2008 at Standard & Poor’s 500 companies based on AP calculations. The analysis includes companies that filed proxy statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission between Jan. 1 and April 20. The total pay figures are rounded and are based on the AP’s
With 5.1 million jobs lost since the recession began, here’s a question to ponder on this day, April 20, or 420 as it’s known throughout the weed smoking universe: Is more or less weed being smoked overall since the wave of job losses started—more because people have more time on their hands? Or less because