iPads tucked casually under their arms, dozens of D9 attendees streamed out of Eric Schmidt's kickoff speech and headed towards the outdoor patio area for casual buffett dinner under the stars.
The Raj Rajaratnam guilty verdict is a stark reminder the consequences of insider trading and knowing who your real friends are.
Founded in 1988 by hedge fund honcho, Paul Tudor Jones, The Robin Hood Foundation is one of the most successful charities in the United States, with a board made up a who's who of Wall Street including Blackstone's Larry Fink, SAC Capital's Steve Cohen, Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn and Och-Ziff Daniel Och, Ken Langone.
Sean Parker, Founders Fund LLC CEO and early Facebook investor, stops long enough to tell CNBC he doesn't have time to talk.
CEO of a large entertainment company—Just call him "MAX"—in business class, en route to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, tells me "I think Eric Schmidt will be Apple's next CEO.