The evasive mastermind behind the finance-culture thorn Twitter @GSElevator was revealed today to be neither former or current employee of Goldman Sachs. The account, which has over 600,000 followers and a six-figure book deal, is maintained by a bond executive in Texas. Twist.
#1: It's hard to believe the Italians used to be the Romans.
— GS Elevator Gossip (@GSElevator) December 29, 2013
#1: Let's be honest. There's no way your guess is as good as mine.
— GS Elevator Gossip (@GSElevator) November 6, 2013
#1: LinkedIn is the http://t.co/25lmgSsqQD of the underemployed.
— GS Elevator Gossip (@GSElevator) August 16, 2013
In a conversation with Dealbook, @GSElevator (née John Lefevre) admitted to keeping up with the account as "a joke to entertain myself."
But the big reveal comes with good news for all Goldman employees:
A Goldman spokesman, after being told that @GSElevator had been unmasked, said in a statement, "We are pleased to report that the official ban on talking in elevators will be lifted effective immediately."
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