Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., undoubtedly an icon, is on it's deathbed. I feel emotional about this because in a way, I associate myself with Lehman Brothers. In my final year at college, Lehman came to my college for campus recruitment. And I remember that, shamefully, I just missed it. Yes, I missed it for 2 reasons:
- I was at home when Lehman came, recruited people from my college and went back.
- My resume wasn't sent to Lehman by my college's Placement Cell (or so I've heard).
I remember feeling quite sad for many days when I came to know that Lehman came and went all of a sudden, unexpectedly, and I didn't even know this. And even to this day I never fail to narrate the story of Lehman to my friends.
So today, when I read about the impending demise of Lehman Brothers, I feel sad, the way Lehman employees are feeling sad.
Staff gathered in a meeting room at the Lehman Brothers office in Canary Wharf in London on Thursday.