Hot Links for Weekend Reading:
As Dealbreaker clearly owns the Madoff Story, here is the best of their (relentless) coverage over the past week:
Check out the post about the Bernard Madoff Securities promotional item that is a must have if there are any left on Ebay: The Madoff Emergency Response Kit! Can’t make that up, it’s from a time in NYC (post 9/11) when companies were giving employees branded “Go Bags” with maps, flashlights, first aid kits etc. The irony of a Madoff Emergency Response Kit even being in existence is priceless!
Also Madoff-related on Dealbreaker this week, more photos of Madoff Family fishing trips as well as a lively discussion, inspired by everyone’s fave CNBC lunchtime host, on who should play Bernie in the TV movie that simply must be in the works. My casting picks below:
Bernard Madoff: Dustin Hoffman
Ruth Madoff (Wife): Receptionist from Beetelgeuse (the one with smoke coming out of her neck)
Mark Madoff (Son): Emilio Estevez
Andrew Madoff (Other Son): Charlie Sheen
Peter Madoff (Brother and Vigilant Compliance Chief): Judah Friedlander
Harry Markopolos (Whistleblower): George Clooney
Bess Levin (Intrepid Reporter): Kim Kardashian
Also, don’t miss the legendary Carl Icahn‘s “The Right Way to Icahn Proof Your Board“, a common sense pitch to corporate America on how to keep guys like him, who are on the side of shareholders, away from the gates. Interestingly enough, there’s a simple way to keep Icahn away…stop stealing and abusing and wasting shareholder money! Whodathunkit?