Silly HR, Picasso Problems, Self-Destructing E-Mails

Oh dear. The Times 'City Diary' reported last week that a senior HR type, who allegedly works at Axa, was doing some work on the train on Friday. Fine - but the diarist did wonder if it was really sensible to discuss a forthcoming salary review over the phone in public!

Remember that classic last September when billionaire casino developer Steve Wynn (who, according to The Financial Times, suffers from a degenerative eye disease) accidentally put his elbow through a Picasso he owned ? To make matters worse, Wynn had agreed only a few days before to sell the painting to hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen for $139m.

Well, Wynn apparently put in a claim to Lloyds of London for the $54m he says the value of the Picasso fell by following the elbow incident. Lloyds, it seems, have only agreed to cover the $112,000 it cost to restore the work. Wynn is said to be preparing to sue.

Finally, The New York Post reports that it may soon be safe to send out 'naughty' e-mails from the office. That's if you have the benefit of new technology developed by BigString. Sent e-mails, it appears, can self-destruct in a matter of seconds. Nice.

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