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Goldman Ends Muppet Hunt

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business

The Great Muppet Hunt has concluded at Goldman Sachs. Fox Business correspondent Charlie Gasparino, citing "people close to Goldman," reports that...

Stories From the Frontline: Robo Signers vs. The Silent Enemy

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

As a former 1 percent member who got his backside kicked in the real estate "boom and bust" over the last decade, I'm officially a 99 percent member (misery loves company) -- and it's with unique privilege that I can report stories from the frontline.

Searching for Higher Purpose

Andrew Morris | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
Andrew Morris

Finding your own Higher Purpose is like finding the source of the Nile. The journey is just as important as the destination, and when you get there it can often be a bit of a disappointment. The key to searching for your Higher Purpose is to be conscious of it and keep searching.

How Goldman Sachs Is Trying To Boost Morale

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business

Even the great Vampire Squid knows when to give its young some love. Goldman Sachs has plans to give its junior-level employees more vacation time...

Bruce Springsteen & Wall Street's Wrecking Ball: A Contract With America

Monika Mitchell | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business
Monika Mitchell

Watergate made a mockery of American justice revealing a corruption so deep and pervasive that it "almost had the country brought down by it." For Springsteen and America, the financial crisis has exposed the same.

Ex-SEC Chairman Defends Goldman: 'Nobody Really Puts Customers First'

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

That old adage that the customer is always right might be true. Whether it matters is up for debate. “Nobody really puts customers first,” Art...

Why Profit Should Not Be the Primary Purpose of Business

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Many people believe that the sole purpose of business is to make money. They're wrong. When you overemphasize profit -- particularly short-term profit -- you wind up creating a culture that underemphasizes customers.

WATCH: Muppets Storm Goldman's Boardroom

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

The Anti-Muppet Defamation League is striking back against Goldman Sachs. In a satirical Funny or Die video, three Jim Henson-esque Muppets storm t...

Former Goldman Exec Who Wrote Scathing Column Reportedly Seeking Book Deal

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2012 | Business

* Ex-Goldman Sachs exec met with publishers-NY Times * Book proposed as a banker's coming-of-age story CHICAGO, March 24...

Lessons From Goldman Sachs: How Should You Say -- or Shouldn't You Say -- "I Quit!"

Dan Mulhern | Posted 05.22.2012 | Business
Dan Mulhern

I've got my doubts about Smith's approach. I'm in favor of courage -- and Greg Smith certainly took some risks with his moral vendetta -- but I'm also in favor of the courage of engagement.

On Greg Smith, Goldman Sachs, and a Perp Walk Down Memory Lane

Omer Rosen | Posted 05.22.2012 | Business
Omer Rosen

A year ago I wrote about my shady derivatives dealings during my time at Citigroup. I spent some time in a counterpart of sorts to the Goldman Sachs group Greg Smith recently resigned from, equity derivatives.

The Mass Murderer, the Multi-National and the Mega-Bank: Where Are the 'Good Guys' in America?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Stuart Muszynski

Will America continue to be a "good guy" nation in our own eyes and the eyes of the world? Or will some businesses lead us into a downward spiral and will average Americans allow ourselves to be swept up in it?

Financial Statesmanship for a New Economy

John Fullerton | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
John Fullerton

I wonder what happened to the belief that banking is a profession, as J.P. Morgan believed, rather than "just a business" as it is today.

Interview With a Philosopher: A Conversation With Keith Wyma and Tobin Senefeld on Goldman Sachs

Tom Morris | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Tom Morris

If Aristotle ran Goldman Sachs, what sort of press do you think the company would be getting these days? How would employees, past and present, describe their culture?

Work's a Bitch... and Then You Make It Work

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.20.2012 | Books
BJ Gallagher

Author Andrea Kay refers to herself as a Career Whisperer. Her book reminds me of my favorite Tolstoy quote: "Everyone thinks of changing the world but no one thinks of changing himself."

Tyler Kingkade

Greg Smith Shouldn't Expect 'Warm And Fuzzy' Support From Students, Protesters

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.22.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Greg Smith is no hero to Ivy League students, not even the ones who have railed against Wall Street over the past several months. Smith...

Goldman Sachs Versus Careers of Conscience

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.20.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Covet a career building economic opportunity and justice? Want to work with meaning, integrity and for a larger purpose?

Greg Smith's Warholian Week

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Many of the skeptics took the opportunity to speculate freely about this unassuming Greg Smith figure -- even the name has a kind of Goldmanite uniformity -- and his motivations, often to his detriment. Why did he do it?

Eliot Spitzer: JOBS Act Would 'Return Fraud To Wall Street'

Slate | Eliot Spitzer | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business

Originally published in Slate Once again, the Puppets on Capitol Hill are about to slam the Muppets on Main Street. The country still hasn’t reco...

Smith and Lesson

Denise Bowyer | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
Denise Bowyer

Now is the time to support companies that create a culture that honors the contract between Main Street and Wall Street.

Drop Out -- Like a Boss

Garret LoPorto | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Garret LoPorto

It was a great week for resignation letters and dropping out of organizations gone astray.

Feel Cheated by Wall Street? Look in a Mirror -- Not to Washington!

Marty Robins | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Marty Robins

The most recent kerfuffle involving the alleged depredations of Goldman Sachs illustrates a fundamental cause of our recent economic problems. No, not...

Breaking the Code of Omertà at Goldman Sachs

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Joseph A. Palermo

Greg Smith violated the ancient code of all mafia organizations: he spilled the game to the public. His former colleagues at Goldman Sachs no doubt now see him as a "rat."

Goldman Sach's Greg Smith Could Just Have Easily Been Telling the Truth About Health Insurers

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Wendell Potter

Like Greg Smith, I came to realize toward the end of my career that the companies I had worked for had changed so much during my two decades with them that I could not in good conscience continue to serve as an industry cheerleader and spokesman.

If You Took the Greed Out of Wall Street, All You'd Have Left Is Pavement: Why Greg Smith's Critique Is Way Too Narrow

Robert Reich | Posted 05.16.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

The problem isn't excessive greed. If you took the greed out of Wall Street all you'd have left is pavement. The problem is endemic abuse of power and trust.