Welcome to Vice Presidents Anonymous!
Post whatever subject in whatever form you want on the Message Board. The primary guidelines are: be relevant, civil and, where possible, amusing.
Things we talk about: the office, the people in the office, the company, the CEO, the industry, the economy, stocks, investors, bankers, investment bankers, corporate raiders, private equity, accountants, lawyers, the end of ethics, fashions, restaurants, theater, taxes, wine, real estate, travel destinations, airlines, what's doing in New York (then and now), suburban living, loft living, social life.... you name it.
How we talk about it: gripes, jokes, predictions, fairy tales, horror stories, memes, GIFs, photos, videos, songs, playlists, articles, obituaries, poems, books ... whatever expresses your thoughts the best.
MEDIA CENTRAL FOR INDIGNANT CORPORATE OFFICERS
If you are a Member you can submit material for the website on the Executive Sharing Page. Your contributions go to the Support Services Page, the Dispatches Page, the Shop Page and--if you want your book advertised--to the Bookstore. To become a member, go to the Membership Page. Membership is free.
THREE DIFFERENT MEDIA PLATFORMS
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All the strategies and tactics you need to get through a day at the office: Vacation, Threats, Omens, Early Warning Test, Protecting the Family, Investments, Real Estate, Hans Arthur Andersen's Fairy Tales, Mother Goose for Young Bankers, Poems, Songs, Playlists, Videos, and whatever else comes to mind for relaxing, refueling and reloading.
RECENT COLUMNS FROM OUR REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS
Hollywood has the Oscars. Football has the Super Bowl. We have our Executive Hall of Fame. Was it their fault? Maybe. Maybe not. But it happened on their watch. And we, the corporate officers, WE had to clean it all up.
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The gifts and the books your loved ones need to survive the daily office--but can't find anywhere else.
Take the 60 second test for Membership to see if you qualify. Membership is anonymous. Membership is free. Download a Certificate of Merit. Take the Membership Survey and view the results.
Vice Presidents Anonymous is a support group for recovering corporate officers, much like Alcoholics Anonymous is for alcoholics. But instead of sharing stories about struggles with alcohol, we share stories about struggles with greed, sleaze, aggression, delusion, paralysis and imbecility .
Alchoholics Anonymous has 12 Steps. Vice Presidents Anonymous has 6.
Here, at Vice Presidents Anonymous, you can speak your mind about corporate life because nobody knows who you are.
50 YEARS OF TRAIN WRECKS
Vice Presidents Anonymous was started in 1981 by a group of officers at several major money center banks in New York. It has been underground since then. The founding Members tell their story and why they are taking the fun they've had public.
The Week's Links from the Members: business stories, business videos, 90 second book and movie reviews, business obituaries, and articles, Executive Ms., Resident Millennial, and the Lay-off Monologues. Also Editor's Choice from Facebook and the Message Board.
THE VPA EXECUTIVE HALL OF FAME