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Physicist Makes 'Big Bang' at Citi -

Hamid Biglari went from physics to finance. Now, he's helping lead efforts to revive Citigroup Inc...."I've always believed the best time to reinvent yourself is when you're on a high note as opposed to when in decline," he says. "Your options are larger that way."
...After a fourth-quarter 2008 loss of $8.3 billion, Citigroup moved to split into two different entities: Citicorp would handle the retail banking and investment operations while Citi Holdings would have the riskier "noncore" assets. Mr. Pandit named Dr. Biglari vice chairman in charge of strategy and resource allocation for Citicorp. Dr. Biglari had already spent the past year restructuring the securities and banking side of the business. He says he is now working with Mr. Pandit to reframe the company.The pressure has been intense, but Dr. Biglari feels he is in the job that he has been working for since leaving physics.
Citigroup  Second_Acts  Iranians  Robert_Rubin  physicists  finance  McKinsey  Managing_Your_Career  reinvention  options  reframing  resource_allocation  generating_strategic_options 
october 2011 by jerryking
Iranian Plot to Assassinate Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S. was uncharacteristically unskilled - TIME
Oct. 12, 2011 | TIME | By Robert Baer.

According to the Department of Justice indictment, an Iranian-American used-car salesman attempted to recruit a Mexican drug cartel to carry out the hit. Other parts of the plan included bombing the Israeli embassy in Washington, as well as the Israeli and Saudi embassies in Argentina. The Iranian was willing to pay the cartel assassins $1.5 million to murder the Saudi ambassador.

...The other man in the plot, a member of the Quds Force, a secretive special forces unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, remains at large.(Read "Did Iran Hire Narcos as Assassins?")

Before examining these claims, it's helpful to remember what we know about the Iranian unit implicated in the indictment: The Quds Force was responsible for the truck bombing the Marine barracks in Beirut. It was behind most of the kidnappings in Lebanon in the 1980s, including that of CIA station chief Bill Buckley. It organized the 1992 and1994 bombings of the Israeli embassy and cultural centers in Buenos Aires, as well as Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia. And most recently, it undoubtedly was behind the execution of five American soldiers in Karbala, Iraq in 2007. In other words, the Quds Force has been happy to target the United States, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.

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Iran  Washington_D.C.  assassinations  Hezbollah  Iranians  Quds_Force  Revolutionary_Guards  Saudis  Qassim_Suleimani 
october 2011 by jerryking
An Intimate Persian Feast of Eggplant and Lamb Stew | Mega Meal -
MARCH 5, 2011 | WSJ | By ALEKSANDRA CRAPANZANO. An Intimate Persian Feast
Fragrant lamb stew served with golden crusted rice displays the many charms of an ancient empire's cuisine.
Iranians  recipes  eggplants  lamb  stews  Persian 
march 2011 by jerryking
U.S.-Iran Feud Hits L.A. -
MAY 10, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | TAMARA AUDI. Tehran Seeks
Crackdown on Dissidents in City; 'We Are Not Soldiers,' Group SaysBy
Iran  Diaspora  expatriates  Iranians  dissension 
may 2010 by jerryking

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