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July 12, 2006

Inside Goldman Sachs

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Start with the physical surroundings of the firm. There’s nothing that shouts either “Goldman Sachs” or “money.” The drab brown headquarters at 85 Broad Street famously bears no sign. Inside, you’re struck not by elegance, and certainly not by opulence, but rather by the shabby state of affairs–the faded, torn carpets, the grungy cubicles, the utterly ordinary offices. Treasurer Elizabeth Beshel, who was a junior analyst back in 1990, points out that a giant ink stain she left on her old cubicle is still there. (The firm is building a new headquarters in downtown Manhattan.) Nor will you spot a lot of flashy investment bankers. Jon Winkelried, who is the co-head of Goldman’s massive fixed-income, currency, and commodities division, sports a shirt with a torn sleeve and missing buttons.

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