Here on Postcards, you'll find a trove of video segments from last week's Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit. Click here to watch a riveting take on the fall of Lehman Brothers by Barbara Byrne, a vice chairman who spent 28 years at the now-bankrupt firm. Today, since Barclays bought Lehman's North American core, Byrne is a vice chairman at Barclays Capital (BCS).
We also just posted the first of several highlights of my Summit interview with Melinda Gates, the lesser-known half of the world's most generous philanthropic couple. As I noted in a Fortune cover story on Melinda -- her first profile, which appeared in January -- she and Bill will almost certainly give away more than $100 billion in their lifetimes. Already they've disbursed more money than the Rockefeller Foundation since its founding nearly a century ago. And now, with their pal Warren Buffett's fortune in their fold, they're just getting started. Click here to see Melinda Gates talking with me about how to fix U.S. education.
The Summit, unlike Fortune's other confabs, is off the record. So what's with all this video footage? Some of our speakers and panelists, including Gates and Buffett, agreed to let us share their sessions with you. Just in case you want to catch up on our fascinating last week, here's the trove of video from the 2008 Summit:
Warren Buffett on the financial markets, General Electric (GE), and the power of women:
Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post:
Deborah Wright, president and CEO, Carver Bancorp (CARV):
Kathleen Murphy, CEO, U.S. Wealth Management, ING (ING):
It's hard to be hopeful. Turmoil in the financial markets is spreading geographically and psychologically. The Dow closed down 508 points today. At last week's Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, we heard plenty about stress and sleep deprivation -- starting with Warren Buffett's comments on a clearly exhausted Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson. Sallie Krawcheck, who is leaving her high-level post at Citigroup (C), and Barclays Capital (BCS) vice chairman Barbara Byrne MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Oct 7, 2008 7:22 PM ET
What a wrapup this morning at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit. I interviewed Melinda Gates -- with Warren Buffett watching from the front row. Buffett was flanked by his daughter, Susie, and his daughter-in-law, Jennifer, both of whom are powerful philanthropists in their own right.
It was fascinating to have Melinda Gates talk about her heady missions -- find an AIDS vaccine, eradicate malaria, reform U.S. education, bring a Green Revolution to Africa MOREPatricia Sellers - Oct 3, 2008 5:25 PM ET
"It didn't have to go this way," a devastated Barbara Byrne, a vice chairman at Lehman Brothers (LEH), told me this morning. Like a lot of senior folks at the now-bankrupt firm, she spent most of the weekend at the office, hoping, praying, and consoling the rank and file. "Talking to a single mother of two, a secretary, in tears is the hardest thing," she said.
She's right that the fall MOREPatricia Sellers - Sep 15, 2008 1:07 PM ET
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