Spend Matters Friday Latte

- March 16, 2012 10:03 AM
Categories: Afternoon Coffee, Sheena Moore |

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day! If anyone in Chicago is headed downtown to watch the river dyeing festivities, look for my crews — we’re racing in the first-ever annual St. Pat’s Sprint for Recovery.

Quick, does someone have a 7-Step sourcing process for an attorney who can go up against the SEC?
Guilty Plea in Insider-Trading Case — A former partner at consulting firm A.T. Kearney Inc. pleaded guilty to insider trading Thursday after he allegedly made improper trades in vitamin maker NBTY Inc. before it was acquired by private-equity firm Carlyle Group, a client. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn alleged that Sherif Mityas, a vice president and partner at A.T. Kearney in Chicago, learned in conference call with Carlyle executives in May 2010 that the private-equity firm planned to acquired NBTY. Mr. Mityas was fired by A.T. Kearney on Thursday after the firm learned of his plea, the company said.

I wonder which supplier management system she uses…
Jennifer Aniston spends almost $400 a day on her body, report says — Jennifer Aniston was recently dubbed the “Hottest Woman of All Time” by Men’s Health magazine but, according to a new report, the “Wanderlust” spends $141, 037 a year maintaining her appearance. That breaks down to almost $400 each and every day. The website Shine has broken down what Aniston spends to retain her youthful glow, her golden locks and her taut body, based on the products and services that the star has sung the praises of. Aniston recently revealed to Conan O’Brien that she is a fan of expensive laser peels, which cost $295 a pop, even if they leave her looking like a “battered burn victim for a week.”

“Muppetgate.”
Goldman Sachs, roiled by ‘Muppetgate,’ loses $2 billion — Question: What’s the cost to a company of one disgruntled former employee? Answer: About $2 billion if it’s Goldman Sachs. That’s how much of the bank’s market value was wiped out after one of its directors, Greg Smith, resigned from the company and penned an op-ed piece in The New York Times attacking the firm’s culture and treatment of clients.

This is really depressing, Windows. Corporate “hipness” isn’t a thing.
The Browser you Loved to Hate — Windows is trying to make Internet Explorer “cool” so all the Chrome and Firefox and Safari people will try it again.

- Sheena Moore

Comments

  • Lisa Reisman:

    Well, $400 day on yoga, skin products and laser peels beats drugs which is more than I can say for half these Hollywood types. Given that she is one of the most bankable actresses, I’d say her beauty ROI has been higher than most…

  • contrarian with high day rates:

    Hmmm … re: ATK. Perhaps this came from the top as a means for ATK to put themselves in the same boat as McKinsey to justify their high day rates (as goes one strategy/ops firm, so goes the other …)

    Sad, really sad.

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