Goldman's Blankfein To Graduates: My Success Defies The Odds

Lloyd Blankfein To Grads Still

Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, told the graduating class at LaGuardia Community College that associating with ambitious people is one key to success in life.

Video Source: Bloomberg

The New York Times reports that the speech was the latest example of the public relations recovery that Goldman Sachs has undertaken in recent months. Pilloried in the news media and on Capitol Hill in the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis, Goldman Sachs and its leader have recently been making efforts to show their softer side.

Blankfein, dressed in a black academic robe with a pink-fringed hood, slipped comfortably into an avuncular role on Thursday, delivering the message that life is unpredictable and success comes from persistence.

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