Webinar: The Secrets of Peak Productivity -- 815pm ET, 5/4/15


One of our top webinar presenters and Wall Street Mentor Dillan will be hosting a webinar entitled "The Secrets of Peak Productivity: What the Outliers Taught Me About Cognitive Performance Enhancement & Mind Hacking", with a q&a session to follow.

Dillan has spent the last few years obsessively analyzing world class performers, deconstructing their methods to find the patterns, methods, and techniques that make them exceptional. You may have seen some recent posts on WSO from his site DeconstructingExcellence.com, where he has been breaking down a few of the books he's read along the way. In this webinar, Dillan moves beyond the book summaries to present a full spectrum of practical, actionable cognitive performance hacks used by uber-achievers - from pop icons like Ray Dalio, Elon Musk, and Warren Buffett to lesser-known prodigies like Ryan Holiday and Josh Waitzkin - to explosively elevate their results.


You can view/download his VERY in-depth ppt presentation here.

If you missed the webinar, it will be available on the homepage for 24 hours (2-3 weeks after the initial presentation), before going into the WSO Video Library.

May 4, 2015 - 8:15pm to 9:15pm
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WSO - What Do You Hate?

Ok, time to let me hear it...we just went through a BIG upgrade & redesign, so first off THANK YOU for your patience. I know it wasn't the smoothest jump in the world and things were pretty messed up there for a few weeks!

The site is faster and in my opinion, much cleaner/better, but we don't want to stand still. After working through a ton of bugs in April, I feel like we are finally able to breathe a bit and address some of the other less pressing, but still important issues.

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Sports for Networking

I know there have been threads on this before but I'm asking about NYC and hedge funds specifically. I'll be starting in trading at a BB in the fall. I have this entire summer to do whatever the f*ck I want, so I'm trying to figure out how to best use my time.

Yale SOM ($) vs. Vanderbilt ($$$)

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Here's how I'm thinking about it in my mind:

Better reputation
Better applicability to my intended career (Endowment Management course)
Worse location - hard to get in and out of
Would go into some debt (though not soul-crushing)

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Reinsurance is a transaction “whereby the reinsurer, for a consideration, agrees to indemnify the reinsured company against all or part of the loss the company may sustain under the policy or policies it has issued”. In plain English, reinsurers simply insure the insurance companies for potential losses from policies insurance companies may have issued. Insurance for insurance. You can only reinsure something if and only if it can be insured.

Non-Target to BB IBD

Dudes, I've recently accepted an offer to a BB IBD group after 2 years of absolute torture in terms of uncertainty and leverage. Here's the background:

- Non-Target UG, B.S.E. Engineering
- Multiple internships in heavy industrial mfg.
- One Year post-grad work in sales in electronics mfg.

After roughly three months in the sales org at this firm (global leader in energy management solutions, think Siemens, Eaton, ABB, Schneider Electric, etc..) I realized the deals weren't as lucrative/exciting and I wanted to be challenged in the early stages. Obvious answer: banking.

I had zero connections in the industry, or in any industry for that matter, and decided I needed a formal education in finance to make the transition...

Webinar: Fit/Behavioral Interview Tips/Prep -- 7pm ET, 5/5/15


Wall Street Mentor Anthony will be hosting a webinar entitled "Fit Interview Tips/Prep", with a q&a session to follow. Anthony is a senior at a top school, has been through the SA recruiting process, and last month gave two great presentations with us entitled "Surviving a summer IBD internship and how to go about treating return offers" and more recently "Summer Recruiting 101" and I expect this presentation will be equally as helpful.

If you have any interest in learning more about how to best answer behavioral/fit questions, you should definitely join us on Tuesday evening.


What he will cover:

If you missed the webinar, it will be available on the homepage for 24 hours (2-3 weeks after the initial presentation), before going into the WSO Video Library.

May 5, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Time Limit for Staying on Sell Side?

Hi Chaps,

I'm currently staring down the barrel of an opportunity to switch to the buy-side from a sell side HY / DD desk, but it's to a fund which definitely isn't a top pick for distressed and is much more HY focused (distressed is where i want to focus).

Wall Street Diet

Hey Y'all-

As we all know, your body and health is threatened when sitting on the desk for countless hours a day for the first 2-3 years of your lives. Can you guys outline your diets and what works and didn't work to stay energized/healthy/coherent.

My diet that I followed this past summer is listed below. On top of this, I ran about 2 miles per day at 5 am to start my day.

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