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dimon_125Oh for the good old days when the biggest worry a professional had regarding their family’s personal holiday cards was simply getting them in the mail on time. Those days appear to be over, as JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon discovered this week. Not that he’s received any flack for his family’s holiday card yet, mind you, but really it’s only a matter of time.

The card is a cute, whimsical, nicely shot photograph of the Dimon clan engaged in various happy activities surrounding the bank exec, who’s demonstrating a wicked tennis backhand in a living room that may or may not be lavish.

The problem, of course, is that when you’re the head of a publicly-bailed-out bank that’s lost billions of dollars and was recently investigated for recklessly blowing billions more and misleading regulators and investors – you might want to go with a simpler, humbler holiday card.


True, the cards were probably only sent to family and friends (i.e., people  polite enough not to mention Dimon’s poor bank oversight and hefty personal fortune), but this is the Internet age after all. The card quickly made it on to Twitter and has been whizzing around the Web ever since.

Next year, we’d suggest the Dimons invite friends and family over to their lavish-or-not living room to watch the CEO demonstrate his backhand in person, and go with a nice 3D card from instead. If it’s good enough for the president




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