Despite his illness, it sounds like there was some schadenfreude surrounding the departure of Peter Olson: "Olson may be best remembered in the publishing industry for abruptly dismissing the president of the Random House Trade Group, Ann Godoff, in 2003. He said in a news release that she ran the only unit 'to consistently fall short of their profitability targets.' Now, Mr. Olson appears to have fallen victim to that same bottom-line calculus." [Times]