July 10, 2012

A Few Recent Days In Bucharest

While walking down the street in Bucharest recently, I got into an argument about politics with a man I had seen on TV. He began to […]
June 27, 2012

Bankers are Funny People

(Originally published June 27, 2012, in Capital, here.) Bankers are funny people. For example, who didn’t have a good laugh recently when Jamie Dimon appeared before the […]
May 28, 2012

The Media Business

(Originally published May 28, 2012, in Capital, here.) If you want a quick lesson on how not to do business, look at the news media here. There […]
May 10, 2012

The Political Game

(Originally published May 10, 2012, in Capital, here.) In politics, there is a sense there can be no shame in winning. You cannot make the world pure […]
May 4, 2012

Mentoring the Mentors

(Originally published May 4, 2012, in Capital, here.) Sixteen years ago, while making an eye-opening transition from reporting about banks to working inside one, I was rushing […]
June 1, 2010

Speaking Romanian

(Originally published in the Summer 2010 edition of Decat o Revista magazine.) From the moment I first heard the word “inainte” I knew it was not […]
April 28, 2010

Romania, Land of Surprises

(Originally published in the May 2010 edition of Elle magazine, here.) There are two inevitable events when you move to Romania. One, you get lost. “Excuse […]
December 18, 2009

Christmas Farewell

(Originally broadcast on Dec. 18, 2009, on The Frank Show, here.) As I – as we – close out this year, I feel blessed to be […]