Monday, December 21, 2009

I Guess He Wanted a More Challenging Job

I was a bit amused to see this in the news. Why exactly would you want to go from holding a job where your biggest concern is "where do I stash this ginormous pile of money?" to a company which is doing so poorly it is majority owned by the US government?

DETROIT — General Motors has hired an outsider to run its troubled finance operations, bringing in the chief financial officer of Microsoft.Chris Liddell will join GM next year, GM Chief Executive Ed Whitacre Jr. said in a statement today.

Liddell, 51, brings depth and experience to the job leading GM's global financial and accounting operations, the statement said.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I Think They Are Being a Bit Too Ambitious

I was amused by this Reuter's headline pointed out by Best of the Web.

Obama administration aims for high school financial literacy

Who knows, maybe they can find someone who can teach Tim Geithner how to use TurboTax?