The Escort Indicator: Wall Street is Booming Again…


When speaking about escorts, Charlie Sheen once said, “I don’t pay them for sex, I pay them to leave.” And, like Sheen, a lot of Wall Street guys don’t need to pay for sex either, but they’d rather. “When I’m

Snitch… or Go to Prison?


I know guys on their way to prison, currently in prison, out of prison and a lot who never got caught. Four years ago, my former boss, Raj Rajaratnam, received 11 years, which, at the time, was the longest sentence

Think White Collar Prison is Club Fed? It’s not…


“I don’t want to go to jail,” is a statement often heard on a trading desk. Sometimes it’s said jokingly, but other times it has more merit. The fear of doing hard time bounces from the conscious to the subconscious

Mean Girls… Office Nemesis…



10 Movies That Shaped My Youth – and hopefully my daughter’s too


When I was growing up in the 1980s, I loved watching movies. Still do. My 9-year-old daughter likes it OK. But when we do cozy up on the couch, we usually pop some popcorn, search for candy in all my

8 Things I’m Getting Too Old to Tolerate


As parents we try to teach our children tolerance. We want them to grow up to be respectful and kind to others. It makes sense. And one of the best ways to do that is to “show,” not “tell,” our