Ex-Goldman employee’s book set to hit shelves on 22 October

Just six months after he resigned from Goldman Sachs with a scathing op-ed in the New York Times, Greg Smith’s book is already written and scheduled for release on 22 October. The former employee, who claimed clients were routinely referred to as “muppets”, has rather unimaginatively titled his book: “Why I left Goldman Sachs.” The Capitalist doesn’t like to be cynical but perhaps the $1.5m (£932,000) advance Grand Central Publishing allegedly paid played a part.

Goldman, however, isn’t overly concerned. “Others can better judge whether Mr. Smith’s particular career transition is of unique interest,” a spokesman said.

■ An ancient rivalry comes to a head on 21 September at Chiswell Street’s Brewery. Harrow and Eton’s old boys are taking their differences to the boxing ring. There’s a black tie dinner, but also tickets to watch posh boys lamping each other from the bar. First bell at 7.50pm. etonvsharrow.com

■ Budding traders with star quality can apply now to join the City Index Trading Academy. Star in an online TV series and vie for a £100,000 prize. Applications by 24 September.