Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Meet Lloyd Blankfein, Outsider.

According to the NY Post the prominent investment bank CEO told attendees at a gay-advocacy leadership conference, “Out on The Street,” at Goldman’s headquarters yesterday that he understood what it was like to be on the outskirts.

“And I think that on a personal level I always felt a little bit outside, myself, in a lot of ways. . . . There’s a lot of people in a lot of circumstances that make somebody feel that way,” Blankfein told an auditorium of Wall Streeters.  “Even in the context of Goldman Sachs, I was a sales trader in an investment bank, I was a salesman in the context of trading. I was in a funny asset class — commodities — in a firm that’s more known for a securities kind of business,” he noted.

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