A number of people have begun wondering what the difference is between Jon Corzine and Bernie Madoff. The answer is that Mr. Madoff knew exactly where his clients' missing billions of dollars went. Mr. Corzine is still trying to figure that out.
It's bad for business when men's worries and insecurities impair their common sense. We need to free certain work cultures from masculine bravado, namely business and finance. We need co-ed common sense.
My life had been turned upside down just a few months before, when my financier husband told me that he was pleading guilty to a charge of wire fraud. Before that, I had been leading a life of affluence that many people would have envied.