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If everyone knows him — it will always be a him— by his Christian name; especially the familiar version, he is a man not to be trifled with, until that day he is denounced as an associate of Goldstein[1].

See also

  • Chip: The General Counsel
  • Chuck: Was a CEO, until he drew an inappropriate analogy between running an investment bank and disco dancing
  • Lloyd: Was a CEO and stayed one, getting to retire on his own terms, even though he drew an inappropriate analogy between running an investment bank and being Jesus.
  • Goldstein: He’s been the CFO or the COO for like ever, man, and everyone knows he’s the next guy for the top job until BOOM one day he’s goneski, turning up in a sleepy second tier firm, trying to turn it into Goldman, and in the process blowing it up.

References

  1. To be clear, for passive aggressive types: this is simply a reference to George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four