As for Tiger Woods . . . Who Cares?

Image is everything, especially when the reality of a situation is vastly different than the image itself. Regrettably, our nation all too often is far more caught up with image than reality.

As long as the market is up, does it really matter what the underlying fundamentals might be? As long as my team is winning, does it really matter what may be going on behind the scenes? As long as companies generate revenue, does it really matter how the register is being rung?

While I have limited interest in judging people’s personal behaviors, I have no interest in being inundated with images of perfection and serenity when the reality belies this image.

These are strictly my opinions. I respect the fact that you may think differently. That said, I feel strongly that my assertions hold across many sectors of our economy, markets, government, and nation at large.

Who is the new poster child for this illusory? Tiger Woods.

This once proud professional golfer will take to the airwaves today in an attempt to resurrect his image via a totally orchestrated press conference. I am all for forgiveness but whether it is Tiger Woods or anybody else, before one can forgive and move on, an individual needs to be forthcoming and transparent.

Unless and until Tiger is willing to truly face the music, come clean, answer questions, and validate why I should care, then count me out.

I would only hope that those members of the press invited to his scheduled statement would do the same.

About Larry Doyle 522 Articles

Larry Doyle embarked on his Wall Street career in 1983 as a mortgage-backed securities trader for The First Boston Corporation. He was involved in the growth and development of the secondary mortgage market from its near infancy.

After close to 7 years at First Boston, Larry joined Bear Stearns in early 1990 as a mortgage trader. In 1993, Larry was named a Senior Managing Director at the firm. He left Bear to join Union Bank of Switzerland in late 1996 as Head of Mortgage Trading.

In 1998, after 15 years of trading and precipitated by Swiss Bank’s takeover of UBS, Larry moved from trading to sales as a senior salesperson at Bank of America. His move into sales led him to the role as National Sales Manager for Securitized Products at JP Morgan Chase in 2000. He was integrally involved in developing the department, hiring 40 salespeople, and generating $300 million in sales revenue. He left JP Morgan in 2006.

Throughout his career, Larry eagerly engaged clients and colleagues. He has mentored dozens of junior colleagues, recruited at a number of colleges and universities, and interviewed hundreds. He has also had extensive public speaking experience. Additionally, Larry served as Chair of the Mortgage Trading Committee for the Public Securities Association (PSA) in the mid-90s.

Larry graduated Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa in 1983 from the College of the Holy Cross.

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