EF Hutton Speaks People Listen

I just finished 'The Fall of the House of Hutton'.  I remember as a kid te commercials "When EF Hutton Speaks, People Listen".  Then, the management team ran the place into the ground.  Interesting for the history on this one.  I find companies to be amazing things.  Much more fragile than people think.  And much less competent than anyone wants to believe.

 As a funny sideline...Robert Rittereiser, the CEO of Hutton when it failed, moved on to run a financial services firm named Gruntal...he was there for 6 years before he ran that palce into the ground.  Article