Month: November 2008

Academics & Education, Living

Outliers: The Story of Success

Rarely does a book require immediate action from the reader.  "The Rights of Man" by Thomas Paine moved America’s founder’s to action.  "The Communist Manifesto" moved Vladimir Lenin to enslave a nation–and allowed Stalin to enslave many more.  "The Origin of Species" launched a crusade against tradition that grows in intensity with each subsequent generation.  …

Crime, Economy, Politics

Robert Rubin’s Days Are Numbered

Robert Rubin was a key player in keeping Enron afloat while he and his cronies fleeced billions from employees and investors. Robert Rubin abandoned the Clinton administration when a recession was unavoidable.  His relief was his protege, Larry Summers. Robert Rubin talked the Citigroup board into investing in extremely high-risk mortgage-backed securities.  He also showed …