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suellen-ocean's picture
Mar.13.2014
During the medieval era, crusading knights thought they were the most civilized and advanced in all the world. Little did they know that the Turks saw them as ignorant barbarians. Because the Mohammedan culture was so much more advanced than that of the European crusaders, it caught the knights by...
tracy-ewens's picture
Jun.19.2012
"Because I said so." Not a phrase recommended in parenting books because it strips a child of all power and can be belittling.  Better to give an answer that is firm, but provides an explanation.  This makes the child feel validated even though the outcome is not what they want. I...
michael-seidel's picture
Dec.26.2011
Another person out there trying again, of measurably more fame and public impact than me, is Stephen Glass.  Glass was a journalist who made many things up. He wrote for the The New Republic but was also published in numerous other magazines, like Rolling Stone Magazine, back in the late 90s...
will-durst's picture
Oct.10.2011
Ah. October. Patio umbrellas down. Storm windows up. The turning of the leaves. The crisping of our ears. Playoff baseball. Halloween just a few weeks off. We'll get back to the most bracing month of the year a bit later, but first a few words about the recent decision by major banks to charge...
suellen-ocean's picture
Aug.10.2011
The Jews may have formed fraternities early on, but by the time Christianity came to Europe, many fraternities morphed into "trade guilds", which Jews were then excluded from, which is why many Jews have become proficient in occupations like banking and finance. But, a secret society,...
jolina-petersheim's picture
Mar.28.2011
Considering I coined the phrase, “I’m not the sharpest Crayon in the box,” my blunder at Union Bank shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anybody, especially me. But early Thursday morning, when my husband said that Douglas McCallister’s deposit was missing, you could’ve knocked me over with a...
bob-mustin's picture
Jan.16.2011
One of the most popular but least talked about media phenomena probably stares you in the face each morning as you sip you latte and fumble a piece of crumb cake inward: the comics. In the one just below, you get a commentary on books, the modern attention span, and - by implication - the ability...
michelle-malsbury's picture
May.12.2010
Chapter One Ft. Lauderdale, FloridaCharles (Skip) Horowitz was just finishing one of his marathon Friday afternoon meetings in front of his team of account opening experts. Seventy brokers - including six people from trading, A.J. from compliance, and Matt from lead generation, sat half sleeping as...
warren-adie-riley's picture
Apr.16.2010
"Goldman Sachs. The Vampire Squid".  What is Goldman Sachs? The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a global investment banking and securities firm which engages in investment banking, securities services, investment management and other financial services primarily with institutional clients....
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Dec.08.2008
Make no mistake, this is not about questioning the integrity, judgment, or credentials of retired Army General Eric Shinseki. After all, it was Shinseki who told a congressional committee, back in 2003, that it would take "several hundred thousand soldiers" to attain victory in Iraq. As...