Nothing wonderful starts off perfectly. In spite of all the planning and strategizing, you put a toe in the water or swan dive off a board and instantly you are in the game, bound to get it wrong before you get it right.
Today, I read an article about an entrepreneur who poured his life savings into a home furnishings outlet in a rapidly growing village in the southwest, only to see the economy tank, houses foreclosed and a mass exodus from the town timed almost exactly to the opening of his shop.
I am reading a NY Times story that zooms in on a question that has been waltzing around in my mind for weeks.
How did Citigroup get caught up to its eyeballs in subprime junk when one of the true wise men of the financial community, Robert Rubin, was embedded atop its management hierarchy? [...]
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