The Real World

I'm deviating a bit from my thematic postings today to focus on a few observations of adulthood that I'm curious to hear your input on WSO. It's funny - we all grow up a...

When did you "get" finance?

When did you first "get" finance? I know this is kind of a silly question, but it struck me as a good discussion topic the other day as I was plowing through an LBO model. We...

The Strength of Weak Ties

The power of networking never ceases to amaze me - especially out here in the Valley. I can't speak for other cities/other regions of the world, but the fact that I was able...

What's Your Personal WACC?

It's a well-known fact that the vast majority of us finance types can do amazing things with other people's money while consistently shitting the bed with our own. I was...

Everybody's working for the weekend!

The inspiration for today's post came from a crazy new experience I had this weekend. Apparently this is a "thing" in the Bay Area, but it was all new to me. I went oyster...

PE vs. Banking - Boy was I in for a Surprise...

Hey guys - I'm back to more of a practical post today. I've just hit the three week mark at my new job in Private Equity, and I have some observations that I'd like to share...

Product Management - The New Exit Op?

Product Management intrigues me. I had always understood it to be a highly interdisciplinary role drawing on elements of engineering, finance, marketing, and (obviously)...

Why NOT to do Venture Capital

Ah venture capital - the end all be all for some, a ticket to celebrity for others, and a chance to "invest in the future." Recent fund returns aside, VC seems like the place...

SVS #3: The Job Hunt

Hey guys, sorry I missed my post last week, but I have a valid excuse... I made the jump to the buy side! That's right - I've got a much-needed week off, and then I'll be...

SVS Part 2: The Rise of the Facebook Mafia

I was inspired to write this post due to a certain IPO that occurred in my neighborhood last week...

An interesting facet of the start-up scene out here is the rise of...

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