Dick Fuld

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Billions of dollars were wiped off the value of Tesla stock after the company’s chief executive, Elon Musk, ignored questions from two analysts during the recent earnings conference call. Photograph: VCG/VCG via Getty Images

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has long been lauded as a visionary, but investors in the electric car maker have endured a torrid time lately, with m(...)

As chief financial officer of Lehman Brothers in 2008, Erin Callan’s job was to try to reassure Wall Street that the troubled investment bank was fine. She has since had a daughter and rebuilt her life.

As the financial system was teetering and about to collapse, Erin Callan had a prescient exchange with one of her colleagues at Lehman Brothers. It w(...)

Google’s Sundar Pichai: it appears that seemingly minor details, ranging from a person’s economic background to whether or not he has a daughter, can be predictive of a chief executive’s tenure

New Google chief executive Sundar Pichai is Indian, comes from a humble background, is married, and has a daughter and a son. Readers might ask: so wh(...)

Bob Diamond, former chief executive of Barclays,  told the UK’s parliamentary commission on banking standards that he felt “physically ill” when he learned employees of the bank had been making false rate submissions in the Libor scandal. Photograph: Reuters/Dylan Martinez

In a memorable scene from the film Casablanca, Louis Renault, the affable but corrupt French police chief, closes Rick’s club. “I am shocked, shock(...)

Beware the wise words of others

Last week I got an email from a young reader asking me to pass on the wisest piece of advice that I had ever been given. I thought for a (...)

A worker carrying a box out of Lehman Brothers offices in London in September  2008

The photographs of Lehman Brothers employees leaving the bank’s New York headquarters carrying cardboard boxes stuffed with personal items were among (...)


Uncertainty in Syria has already hit global markets. Might a serious escalation of tensions hammer stocks?Unlikely. One famous study, What Moves Stock(...)