It’s been more than eight years since I was at a global bank and navigating a big machine was second nature. I’m a bit rusty as my current boutique bank grows so, for reference, here are the core personality types we all encounter. When lots of smart people work together, it’s impossible for everyone to
You’ve probably seen the Charlie Sheen quote collection by now, but linking to it again just to shake off the Monday cobwebs. Diatribe treasure trove.
Most parents know about Thomas The Train. Kids love Thomas and his friends from the U.K. Island of Sodor, and there’s actually lots for kids to learn from the Thomas marketing juggernaut … about sharing, manners, and hard work. The lessons about hard work are also there for parents if you listen carefully. They mostly
Inkhorn is Dictionary.com’s word of the day today. It means pedantic, which describes someone who’s an obnoxious showoff about their knowledge and is overly concerned with unnecessary details. Pedantic is a very pedantic word, which is unfortunate because it so accurately describes so many people we all have to deal with every day. But now
When I left UBS 8 years ago, my boss gave me a book on negotiation called Getting to Yes. It’s a must-read, but if I may highlight the most effective tactic: focus on interests, not positions. It works like a charm because if you’re always taking a firm position, you’ll lose most of the time.
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.