Senior Talent Producer on CNBC's PowerLunch.
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.
With over 150,000 CES attendees in town this week, Vegas hotels are mobbed and most folks are having a rip-roaring good time. Over at the Bellagio, the endless snow crab buffet sends masses swooning. The Mirage is pulsating with activity... Even that elderly woman at the five-cents slots--you know the one: a vodka tonic in one hand, cigarette in the other and the death stare if you try to edge in on her territory--even cracked a smile. So why is everyone so darn serious at the Wynn?
Where else but Sin City during CES can you and hear these snatches of conversation ... In the elevator: "I hear this Microsoft's "SYNC" is pretty cool - supposed to be some bluetooth-device for the car that syncs up a portable music device and navigation together. Gotta check it out ...