In 2007, Rich Marin, known as “Big Rich,” was fired from his position as Chairman and CEO of Bear Stearns Asset Management (BSAM) ostensibly for going to the movies. Bear was hemorrhaging at every turn, and Mr. Marin took a break from the pandemonium to watch the new Kevin Costner thriller (he could have at least justified it with a George Clooney flick). Afterwards, he blogged about it as a lackluster “pass.” Forty-eight hours later he was fired. And, after thirty years on Wall Street, Big Rich retired to the quiet hills of Cornell University, where he devoted his…


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