IT’S EVEN HARDER TO SPIT

“This morning we announced preliminary results for our 2010 third quarter. Since the quarter has not yet closed, it is too soon to offer exact numbers, but we stated that we expect to report revenues for Q3 between $300 and $320 million…. I realize this news is difficult to swallow.”

Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein, on the abject failure of his turnaround plan for the smartphone maker, Digits, 25 February 2010

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MONEY GOES WHERE IT IS FABULOUS

“In a bit of strange and disturbing news, Fabulis discovered today that someone(s) at Citibank had decided arbitrarily to block Fabulis’s bank account due to what was described to us on the phone as ‘objectionable content’ on our blog.”

Fabulis CEO Jason Goldberg, on his ultragay startup getting cut off by a censorious banker, Fabulis Blog, 24 February 2010

“Money goes where it is wanted and stays where it is well treated, and that’s all she wrote.”

Former Citibank CEO Walter Wriston, on banking, Wired, October 1996