As Jamie Dimon accelerates his search for a new job, the former Citigroup executive - some say once the heir apparent - has been hitting the lecture circuit, talking about the events surrounding his abrupt departure in October 1998.

But he has not told the whole of his story to open audiences, as he searches for work, possibly as a bank president. What he says privately is that his forced resignation last year as Citigroup president was more the result of a simmering personal conflict with Sanford I. Weill, the company's co-chairman, than of business issues, say people close to the former executive.

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