Sushi, cognac, and coke

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Elizabeth Spiers does some original reporting for the Gawker, getting to the bottom of how the cocaine business really should be run. Maybe what these dealers need is a good CRM implementation.
The article, long for the Gawker, runs in the form of a taped interview with a ditzy-but-funny Wall Streeter:

Of Wall Street’s obsession with cocaine, she says, “I think it’s pretty prevalent. Because it’s a soulless…it’s a pretty empty profession. You’re helping really rich people get richer, and you’re getting rich doing it, but you’re not getting that rich, so you’re a little bit jealous of them. You’re not doing anything good for the world at all. It’s just a waste of your time, except for the money. It’s just really empty. Nobody really cares as long as you’re getting your work done, and it helps in that respect, because it keeps you from thinking about quality of life things—what’s true or important in the world, you don’t worry about.”