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posted a Quick Tip about Blue Jasmine. October 31, 2013
'Blue Jasmine' starring Cate Blanchett
A bit too depressing for my taste but I agree with reviewer 2_TwoJewsOnFilm that Cate Blanchett gives an Oscar-worthy performance here. You simply cannot take your eyes off her in this film.
reviewed Blue Jasmine. July 25, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
'Blue Jasmine' starring Cate Blanchett
By Joan Alperin Schwartz There are many reasons to see 'Blue Jasmine' written and directed by Woody Allen, but the main one is...the stunning, complex, Oscar worthy performance by, Miss Cate …
posted a Quick Tip about Ghosts in Manhattan. October 21, 2012
Ghosts in Manhattan
As someone in the financial area, this is an important story which brings out how far a company can fall, ethically.
reviewed Ghosts in Manhattan. October 21, 2012
Ghosts in Manhattan
Douglas Brunt delivers an expose of the activities that were taking place at Bear Stearns prior to that firm being prominent in the mortgage collapse that caused bank failures across the United …
reviewed Occupy Wall Street. November 08, 2011
Occupy Wall Street
The Occupation of Wall Street, Zuccotti Park and burgeoning movements across the USA and abroad have a singular aim, which is to achieve a more equitable distribution of wealth to the lower and middle …
reviewed Occupy Wall Street. October 16, 2011
posted in Business Matters
Occupy Wall Street
Trust is what built relationships and relationship is what established corporations. When trust is being manipulated or misplaced by one party of the equation, the whole foundation collapses. That's …
posted a Quick Tip about Occupy Wall Street. October 11, 2011
Occupy Wall Street
Though categorically inferior in scope and perspicuity of expression to its Spanish predecessor, these protests (organized by a farrago of movements and groups in common intention) nonetheless indicate …
reviewed Inside Job. May 31, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
INSIDE JOB
12A - 120mins - Documentary/Crime - 18th February 2011      The financial crisis of 2008 hit everyone hard of that there is no doubt and Inside Job seeks to understand the causes …
reviewed Inside Job. April 06, 2011
INSIDE JOB
If you take Matt Damon's word for it (he's the narrator for the vastly overrated INSIDE JOB), then you'd quite possibly find your personal income regulated.  That's right: the actor …
reviewed Inside Job. April 04, 2011
posted in Business Matters
INSIDE JOB
It is seldom that Wall Street (if ever) provided us with such an intricate and out of the world financial engineering that movies and after movies could now be made to commensurate the 2008 financial …
reviewed Inside Job. March 30, 2011
INSIDE JOB
You approve a bunch of subprime mortgages,  package those loans together into a CDO, then pay to get your CDO a “AAA” rating.  Then you sell that CDO to a retirement fund, and take …
posted a Quick Tip about Inside Job. February 26, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
INSIDE JOB
It's a documentary format kind of film and you'd have to be very interested in the 2008 financial meltdown to enjoy this film. Or, if you are working or had worked in the financial industry, then …
reviewed Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of .... September 13, 2010
Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall
Too Big to Fail   by Andrew Ross Sorkin    2010      Reviewed by :  Dr. Joseph S. Maresca      This is an excellent rendition on the …
reviewed Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of .... May 25, 2010
Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall
Too Big Too Fail is exciting sometimes, no question,even though the interested reader may find herself wondering how the mess came about, and getting no answers.    The book is its …
posted a Quick Tip about Goldman Sachs. April 18, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Goldman Sachs
The undisputed giant in the financial world. Yet, is it losing its luster now with its questionable dealings?
reviewed Goldman Sachs. April 18, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Goldman Sachs
My former colleague used to aspire to be a member of Goldman Sachs, be it an employee, shareholder, or in whatever capacity. Goldman Sach is like the Lord of the Ring in the financial world. It was THE …
reviewed Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of .... February 09, 2010
Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall
Amazonian reactions to this book seem to fall into two buckets - on one view it's the definitive account of the investment banking crisis of 2008; on the other it is a slapdash, hastily thrown together, …
posted a Quick Tip about Bernard Madoff. October 13, 2009
posted in People Power
Bernard Madoff
Alright, the man is evil. But hey, why did you guys trust him to begin with? Isn't something too good to be true? Who's to blame?
reviewed The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story.... September 30, 2009
The Day Wall Street Exploded
  "As it grew, New York had become not a melting pot but a city of extremes: the capital of capitalism and of radicalism, of wealth and poverty, of high-minded reform and pragmatic enterprise, …
posted a Quick Tip about Bernard Madoff. September 02, 2009
Bernard Madoff
The Madoff investigation botched?? How could this have happened and who in the heck is in our corner, anyway????
reviewed The Pursuit Of Happyness (movie). June 14, 2009
The Pursuit Of Happyness
This true story opens in San Francisco in the 1980s, where salesman Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is barely able to make ends meet. His wife (Thandie Newton) gets fed up and leaves, and Chris must juggle …
reviewed The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story.... March 09, 2009
The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America
So, up front you should know that I haven't finished this book and likely won't. I've gotten two-thirds of the way into it and I give up. It's completely failing to grip me, and I have no interest in …
reviewed Monkey Business: Swinging Through the.... February 19, 2009
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Before you begin a career as an investment banking analyst READ THIS BOOK.  Not only will the story  provide a humerous and enjoyable introduction to your career, but will also provide amusement …
reviewed The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story.... February 16, 2009
The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America
As it becomes more apparent that America's "war on terror" really may be the generational conflict some commentators were predicting shortly after September 11, perhaps historians' minds are turning more …
reviewed The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story.... February 05, 2009
The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America
In the aftermath of the destruction of the twin towers of the World Trade Center by terrorist acts, it is easy to forget that terrorism has a long and convoluted history in the United States. For decades …
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