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Former Goldman Sachs Exec, Op-Ed Writer Greg Smith Might Get $1 Million for Book

It’s good to be Greg Smith. The former Goldman Sachs executive who penned the now infamous New York Times op-ed about becoming saddened by the direction of the firm, might get $1 million to write a memoir.

The New York Post reports that Smith is being represented by Paul Fedorko at N.S. Bienstock, a talent agency that specializes in TV and radio, and that Fedorko is currently exploring several offers that could clear the $1 million mark.

Lesson learned? If you’re going to quit, do it in the most spectacular fashion possible and hope you get a book deal out of the resulting mess. Oh, we should add that this only applies to people who can afford to quit in a blaze of glory. Otherwise please stop writing that op-ed now.

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