In Search of Due Diligence
"You can't judge people simply by the organizations they work for. "
Work[ed] for, mebbe is more like?
Ah but the manifest results of that work... A rather different kettle of very schmellie fish, that. The prior El Reg article, "101 uses for a former merchant banker" and comments following still apply, I think. Newcomers, see URL
for a quick background briefing. Likewise the comments that follow. Greed-driven Perpetual Revolution Machine, thin-sliced crispy biffy tile jobs and all..
Um, I can't watch your backs, Sun Inc. You best do that in spades, I think. Those guys' former orgs if not them mugs themselves sure did have a firm 'n' authoritative participating hand in the high-hyped pie-flyin' Globalized Bancasino Ponzi-go-'Round and all its derivatives-derived wholesale robbing of America+World+dog blind in concert with certain ever-larcenous Bush famiglia et associata, now did they not just? Exited with nice fat golden parachutes carved out of your hide and mine, not entirely unlike lampshades only bigger, now did they not just?
Mebbe they'll do for tech-level decision-making(?), but I for one'd sure keep 'em both out of the Comptroller's office and far, far away from anything that even remotely resembles any manner of stock trading thereabouts, at all. Yessirree I would. Jus don' geev them no steenking tehrminals even especially with No Mouse, is best safety for all, I theenk, señors y señoras...
Um, has that fine Sun corporate HQ building got steam heat? It takes a strong man to manage live steam. Non-faulty intelligence is a necessity in that capacity, although the overwhelming tendency since the dawn of industry has been to place the laziest and most drunken ones on duty down there.
Mebbe they can work their way from the Boiler Room into the Mail Room, in time. If the blowdown schedule on them hypothetical boilers is faithfully and genuinely observed. But the self-destruct potential sure has been proved... Indeed, are they both really that honest and straight-up?
What makes those two so worthy anyway? Have we in America no fresh faces at the ready, the better to indoctrinate in the Enduring (eg non-bubble-ized) Way to Do Things? With non-Chicago School finance/econ/bizness degrees? Less like Friedman and more like Drucker already? The model those two apparently grew up 'n' graduated to perpetrate on us all is dead, Dead, DEAD.
Fact: Even the front-line Alumni Services receptionist at my own alma mater knows this, these days. We enjoyed a couple of wry chuckles together this morning on the phone when I re-established friendly contact, following the prior truthspeaking-driven thirty-three year Heretic's Exile from Econ 101.
Not making that up. Couldn't.
The Boffin. Because this long-walking one was indeed correct under Heaven in the first place, before frosh and prof alike. Due Diligence in all things, O Mighty Sun!