Via Going Concern: Michael Panzner Wants You to Do It Like an Eagle Scout

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 , , 0 Comments


I recently had the absolute honor of interrogating Michael Panzner, 25-year veteran of the global stock, bond, and currency markets who has worked in New York and London for such leading companies as HSBC, Soros Funds, ABN Amro, Dresdner Bank, and J.P. Morgan Chase.

If you are familiar with Panzner, you know that to call him a doom and gloomer might be a tad of an understatement. Besides his body of literary work which includes Financial Armageddon and most recently When Giants Fall, he maintains blogs by the same name (Financial Armageddon and When Giants Fall), documenting each stage of our continued unraveling.

What struck me upon first finding his work was that though he wasn’t exactly subscribed to the “unicorns and rainbows” school of thought for our inevitable future, he managed to present his vision for our destiny in a way that even the most misguided sheep among us could understand.

If you want to read the rest of part 1 of my epic Panzner brain-picking, I invite you to head on over to Going Concern to check it out and stay tuned for tomorrow's wrap-up.

Thanks go out to Panzner for taking the time to be interrogated by yours truly and to Breaking Media for letting me use my 3x weekly column over at Going Concern as an excuse to sit on the phone with people I admire under the guise of "interviewing." Win!

Now if only I could convince Lacker's people to let me pick his brain and get paid to do so... oh well. Baby steps.

Jr Deputy Accountant

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.