It should be noted that the Times decided to illustrate Greg Smith’s Goldman Sachs resignation op-ed with this, reminding us all that he’s still a buzzard, feeding on carcasses — and now he’s just going to go feed off another.
(Illustration: Victor Kerlow / NY Times)
Story of the morning. Perhaps the most iconic open letter since Steve Jobs’ “Thoughts on Flash” from two years ago. Also worth a read when you’re done. (ht @AntDeRosa on that front)
How this one starts: “TODAY is my last day at Goldman Sachs. After almost 12 years at the firm — first as a summer intern while at Stanford, then in New York for 10 years, and now in London — I believe I have worked here long enough to understand the trajectory of its culture, its people and its identity. And I can honestly say that the environment now is as toxic and destructive as I have ever seen it.” And Victor Kerlow’s illustration of the buzzards is pretty damning.