When notoriously frugal business titan Warren Buffett found out that the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway-owned Benjamin Moore recently celebrated a rise in sales with an executives-only Caribbean cruise, he canned the paint company's chief:
The trip riled Benjamin Moore’s rank-and-file, who have weathered layoffs, slashed commissions and frozen salaries over the five years of tough sledding.
Whether or not because of worker complaints, a half-dozen Berkshire officials descended on Benjamin Moore’s North Jersey headquarters last Tuesday to give Abrams his walking papers — and escort the CEO from the building, sources said.
“[Abrams] kept asking what he’d done wrong,” according to an insider briefed on the ouster. “[Berkshire officials] told him to clear his stuff out while they stood and watched every move he made.”
When Buffett dons his "Flamenco"-colored tie, it's firin' time.
SJP's brownstone gets a thorough scrubbing Monday.
Much has been reported of the preparations for President Obama's visit to actress Sarah Jessica Parker's brownstone for a political fundraiser. Last night's event was co-hosted by Vogue's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who it was rumored ix-nayed much of the "Sex and the City" star's furnishings. A piano was removed earlier in the week and many of Parker's shabby chic accessories (really, SJ?) were banished to the home's attic.
An aesthetically-offensive upright piano was removed.
Benjamin Moore CEO Probably Should Have Run That Bermudan Cruise By Warren Buffett First [New York magazine]
Did Anna Wintour Veto Sarah Jessica Parker's Furniture? [New York magazine]