From one banking giant to another Friday, September 26, 2008
Reuters has a profile on Jamie Diamond, saviour of Wall Street and CEO of JP Morgan. At the end of the piece they comment on his man-management style and the high regard he evidently has for his peers.
People who know him say Dimon cuts his peers no slack. On a conference call for Wall Street chieftains while JPMorgan was rescuing Bear Stearns, Dimon shot down a somewhat technical question from Citigroup Chief Executive Vikram Pandit, who has a doctorate in finance. According to published reports, Dimon told Pandit: "Stop being such a jerk."
Do you think he was subsequently visited by HR to discuss his "issues" and need for inter-personal skills training?