Tip Sheet: Best of Times, Worst of Times: Mining Financial Communications When Crises Are the Norm

By Dan Simon

The financial services industry is currently living through its most unusual cycle in over a generation. To get a sense of how unprecedented the current situation is, consider

the heritage of some of the recent Wall Street casualties: Bear Stearns was founded in 1923 and survived the Wall Street Crash of '29 without a single layoff; Lehman Brothers

began as a cotton trading operation in 1850.