A CERTAIN economics reporter had some unwelcome company for the mountainous bus ride up to the mountain retreat yesterday, reporting that he had heard some youthful attendees on their way to the forum suggesting “the creation of a spermbank” to sell the seed of promising young leaders.
Still, as public relations slip-ups go, Davos youth should count themselves lucky that there is no permanent Twitter stream devoted to their more salubrious comments. Not so for the bank everyone loves to hate, Goldman Sachs.
We hear the bank has been making efforts to stamp out a particular annoyance: the Twitter feed known as “GSElevator” that purports to publish missives from Goldmanites themselves. Davos Diary has it on good authority that at least some senior execs think the tweets have a scary ring of authenticity.
A choice offering: “We’re all God’s children. Some of us just have a higher allowance.” Not to mention: “Some chick asked me what I would do with 10m bucks. I told her I’d wonder where the rest of my money went.”
As for pick-up tips, bluffing is key: “Spent last night pouring champagne, feeding her dessert, & telling stories of my trip to Bhutan. I’ve never been to Bhutan.”
Though some seem to have trouble keeping finance out of the bedroom: “1: My [girlfriend[ asked me if backwardation is a sexual thing. 2: There's a keeper.”
Whoever says bankers aren’t charming fellows?