New Year's is the time when the stoic regret hours wasted, the ambitious kick themselves over missed opportunities, the self-flagellators brood over their mistakes and the baby boomers do all of the above -- in therapy.
We think New Year's (let alone the rest of the year) is a good time for a laugh. In that spirit, this week we present
1998 Awards series.
Through features like the Most Regrettable Quotes (a multiple-choice game -- pick the big mouth); the Year's Worst Ads (my discount broker, yeah yeah); and Mixed Up in the Maternity Ward (try to guess
Abby Joseph Cohen's
long-lost sibling), we chronicle the characters and sagas that make Wall Street more dramatic than
in its prime.
Join us in the fun all week. Then we'll start over again, next year.
Thursday, Dec. 31
*Special* Unique Honors Among 1998 Awards
These special awards deserved their own place in our 1998 Awards series.
Wednesday, Dec. 30
*Special* TSC Steel Cage Matches
The pairs we'd like to see battling it out in the squared circle.
*Special* The Year in Bad Business Ads
Remember those ads you hated? Now you can read about them, too! Plus, tell us the ad you detest most.
Tuesday, Dec. 29
*Special* Mixed Up in the Maternity Ward
reunites this year's most omnipresent financial personalities with their long-lost brethren.
*Special* The Top 10 Bad Byes of 1998
The resumes we look forward to seeing in 1999.
Monday, Dec. 28
*Special* The Most Regrettable Quotes and Predictions of 1998
A sampling of things some Wall Streeters wish they had never said.
*Special* Awards Only a Mother Could Love
marvels at the lengths some will go to to claim a rank, any rank.