takeover specialists

Board of the Times

Joubert (the Assassin): I don't interest myself in "why". I think more often in terms of "when", sometimes "where"; always "how much". . . . the fact is, what I do is not a bad occupation. Someone is always willing to pay . . . it's quite restful. It's almost peaceful. No need to believe in either side, or any side. There is no cause. There's only yourself. The belief is in your own precision. [Three Days of the Condor]

Inspired by the continuing saga of the life & death strugle for the New York Times. The image is from the wiki article on Three Days of the Condor.