This year is tearing away from us, Gonzo bankers. 2012 has been a year of fast-paced Weirdness, with ABC News reporting on eight King-Sized financial scandals in just the past five months!
Jamie Dimon is alternating between his typical smugly superior persona and his smugly apoplectic persona depending on the day of the week. We have one vendor seeking new debt and equity partners, but is definitely not for sale. Another is still trying to downplay a hacking incident and the regulatory response to it. And get this – Citi’s former CEO, Sandy Weill, argued for separating retail banks from their better looking and richer investment bank cousins and said, “Our world hates bankers,” in the same interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” No crap – Sandy Freakin’ Weill.
That’s a pace that even the best of us just can’t manage. Disagree? Well, take this short quiz from the VendorDirt pages of GonzoBanker to see just how In-the-Know you are these days. No extra credit will be given.
A. Lalita Ramdas, Chair of the Board, Greenpeace International
B. Steven Crea, Lucchese Family Godfather (alleged)
C. Louis Hernandez, CEO, Open Solutions
D. Sherriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County, Arizona
A. DigiScents iSmell
B. Fiserv Aperio
C. Lotus 1-2-3
C. Jack Henry
C. Jack Henry
A. Kai Backman discussing Tinkercad’s new 3-D printing app
B. Mike Kelly describing PSCU’s CardLock anti-fraud solution
C. Jeff Yabuki discussing Fiserv’s Acumen product
D. Ludwik Medeksza discussing Zabaware’s Ultra Hal artificial intelligence software
E. Jim Goodnight discussing SAS’s Predictive Analytics and Data Mining software
A. Microsoft Bob
B. Nad’s natural hair removal gel
C. Sony Vaio
D. Jack Henry goDough® mobile banking software
B. M&F Worldwide, parent of Harland
C. Reynolds American
A. This Dude
B. Pat Sajak
C. Bobcat Goldthwaite
D. Seth Rogen
8) C – It’s Bobcat. I get it all the time.
See? Nice and easy this week, GonzoFreaks. Here to help.
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