05/10/2012 02:25 pm ET

The Not-So-Shortlist Of Who Might Replace Lloyd Blankfein

It was the op-ed heard round the world. “When the history books are written about Goldman Sachs, they may reflect that the current chief executive officer, Lloyd C. Blankfein, and the president, Gary D. Cohn, lost hold of the firm’s culture on their watch. I truly believe that this decline in the firm’s moral fiber represents the single most serious threat to its long-run survival,” wrote Goldman Sachs vice president Greg Smith in a March 14, 2012, piece published on the op-ed page of The New York Times on the day he was quitting the firm.

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