It's strange to think that the last time we were cruising toward a long Independence Day weekend we still had George W. Bush to kick around.
The streets are littered with evil predators searching for their next victims. It's best we know that and not fall into a false sense of security because, "Phew! Bernie's in jail!"
Mrs. Madoff said she was kept "totally in the dark" about her husband's activities because he used a clever cover story: "He told me he was hiking the Appalachian Trail."
Bernie Madoff got 150 years in prison, though he told investors it was 175 years... and they each told two investors it was 190 years... and so on and so on and so on...
Madoff is more than just a sociopath. Too much of this story doesn't hang together and he was too functional in other aspects of his existence.
Bernard Madoff will go to jail for many years, and that's good. But the rest of us still have a lot of work to do.
What if, instead of sentencing Bernie Madoff today to spend the rest of his life in prison, a judge decided that we should let the criminal mastermind "move forward" and enjoy his golden years?
Bernie Madoff belongs to New York. Perhaps this isn't as much of a downer as it sounds right off the bat. Chicago, in retrospect, did very well with Al Capone.
Published today, just in time for Bernie's sentencing, my book is a self-help guide entitled: Who Moved My Soap? The CEO's Guide to Surviving in Prison: The Bernie Madoff Edition.
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Life isn't about the day you die; it's about making money every second till you're arrested. Now, in just 6 easy steps, you can live just such an enchanted life: the Bernie Madoff Way!
Bernie Madoff could not have done most of this without the cooperation of his victims. Like all successful con men, he did not try to sell his victims on his schemes.
Who is a sucker? A sucker is someone who wants something so badly that they lose all critical judgment.
If Tom Fontana is not making hundreds of Xmas wish-lists for kids come true, he's hosting benefits and contributing big bucks to rebuild houses for Hurricane Katrina victims. His incredible new TV show's close to his home.
Remember Imelda Marcos? The woman who was the epitome of despotic greed, proudly showing off her walk-in wardrobe of 3000 pairs of shoes?