Dick Fuld turned down no less than 5 different offers for a stake or takeover of Lehman Brothers because his valuation was double or more that of those offering. He didn't believe what the prospective buyers said about his beloved Lehman's toxic balance sheet and also believed Hank Poulson.
Around 4/5/6 months traders on Wall Street and elsewhere were still paying out £10k+ in a restraunt, today many are having to take pay cuts or re-orientation courses.
Tupac used to swagger after surviving a pac-getting shooting and believed he'd live for ever. He died shortly, of the same.
The other day, the captain of the England Cricket (a glorified drunk's day in the park) team went to the Cricket Board and told them that he being the best batsman since sliced bread would step down as captain, if the board didn't fire England head coach who he reckoned was useless. The board thought about it and told him thus;
we agree the coach his rubbish, so we'll sack him
but we also think you are a rubbish captain, so you're fired. lol...
Its called the law of indespensability...and will catch up with Kenyan politicians