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Business Insider: How I Got A Meeting With Rupert Murdoch When I Was Exhausted And Hungover

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March 14, 2014 It was Wednesday, November 10, 2004, 7:30 a.m. in London, England. Alone, bleary-eyed and mainlining coffee, I’m seated at a table in Indigo Restaurant, within the confines of the very shi-shi One Aldwych Hotel. I’d arrived from New... (more...)

Atlas Society: Facing Prosecution And Prison With Integrity

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March 5, 2014 James Fleishman has hit the free ground running with his self-published book, Inside Story: The Wall Street Criminal Who Wasn’t. Released from the Bureau of Prisons’ clutches in October 2013, Fleishman recounts his time at the... (more...)

Business Insider: Here’s The Unsolicited Advice I Gave To A 22-Year-Old Mark Zuckerberg

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March 3, 2014 Katie Couric, Jerry Seinfeld and Sir Howard Stringer at the dais, a Pierre Hotel ballroom of eight-tops stuffed with media moguls and tech glitterati, yet Mark Zuckerberg was sitting to my left, at the table nearest the exit, furthest from... (more...)

Huffington Post: Lunch With An Emerging Mark Zuckerberg

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February 19, 2014 Katie Couric, Jerry Seinfeld and Sir Howard Stringer at the dais, a Pierre Hotel ballroom of eight-tops stuffed with media moguls and tech glitterati, yet Mark Zuckerberg was sitting to my left, at the table nearest the exit, furthest... (more...)

Huffington Post: Does Bill Maher Still Think America Should Emulate the NFL?

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January 27, 2014 About a week before Super Bowl XLV, Bill Maher delivered an uproarious rant, opening with “Americans must realize what makes football so great: Socialism.” Relying on the National Football League’s (“NFL”)... (more...)

Huffington Post: Does Chen Guangbiao See All of What Jeff Bezos Sees?

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January 22, 2014 2014 opened with the spectacle of the “Most Well-known and Beloved Chinese Role Model” (amongst eight other self-proclaimed titles on his English-language business card) lusting after The New York Times. Chen Guangbiao (a... (more...)

Huffington Post: What Will Be Governor Christie’s Fate?

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January 15, 2014 The blizzard of troubling emails makes it clear that last September’s lane closures at the George Washington Bridge weren’t purely for a traffic study. They were more political vendetta — premeditated, vindictive and... (more...)

Atlas Society: Feds Blame JPMorgan in Failure to Catch Madoff

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December 23, 2013 The New York Times headline leapt off the front page: “Criminal Action Is Expected for JPMorgan in Madoff Case.” According to a leak, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, after... (more...)

Quartz: Don’t let the SAC case turn into another trial of the 1%

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December 2, 2013 The seemingly endless criminal investigation of SAC Capital appears to be winding down. The headline outcome: the firm pled guilty to insider trading and will pay $1.8 billion in tribute. Meanwhile, founder Steven A. Cohen fortuitously... (more...)

Huffington Post: The Administration’s Sometime War on Press Leaks

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November 27, 2013 As someone who monitors the news, and has on occasion been the news, I have been struck by the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recent heavy-handed approach to investigating unauthorized press leaks. These, at times, harsh reactions... (more...)

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