Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The death of deal toys?

Gosh, I hope not. But in these times, anything even remotely resembling a frill is going to get axed, as you can see from this story about the person responsible for most of Lehman's deal toys.

I always enjoy getting a tombstone or other memento of a deal I have done. My favorite is a Pepto-Bismol bottle that I have been tempted to open from time to time. One of my clients has an even better idea for free deal toys: they find mementos often left in the buildings they buy and tear down and put the mementos in their offices. There is some neat stuff to be found sometimes, and it is proof that one person's trash can be another's treasure!