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11/10/12

mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past - Best of Eddie" - This one is originally from May 2010. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message.

You'd think creativity would count for something. Adam Wheeler, a 23-year old from Delaware, is being charged with larceny, identity theft, and fraud after faking his way into Harvard and taking the school for $45,000 in scholarships, grants, and financial aid. Step aside Jeffrey Chiang. Take a seat Aleksey Vayner. There's a new kid in the bullshitter's Cooperstown.

Wheeler didn't take any half-steps in his scam, either. He not only claimed to have earned a perfect academic record at Phillips Academy to gain admission to Harvard in 2007, he backed up the claim with a falsified transcript from MIT. He might have gotten away with it too, if he hadn't pushed the envelope by later applying for Rhodes and Fulbright scholarships.

"This defendant's actions cheated those who competed honestly and fairly for admissions and for the scholarships that this defendant fraudulently obtained," Leone said.

This kid falsified everything down to his place of employment and a recommendation from a fellow "employee". In a final ironic twist, he actually did attend Bowdoin College for two years before being thrown out for "academic dishonesty". No word on whether Harvard admissions is going to take their job a little more seriously after this.

You see, kids? Dreams really can come true if you want it bad enough and reach for the stars! I wouldn't be surprised to see a bidding war break out between Moody's and Standard and Poor's to hire this kid. He's definitely cut out to run a desk at a ratings agency.

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2/3/11
3/16/11

Hope the background checks at business firms are better than those at Harvard.

3/18/11
5/7/11

Lmao...crazy kid

5/16/11

This kid is either:

1. Nuts

or

2. He's gotten massive cohones

Still I Rise

5/16/11
6/30/11

I agree that there should be quiet, but really do not think it would have worked ... Sometime people in higher authority tends to be very Practical but not in this case....

9/13/11

Way to go Kid...except for getting caught. This is a great proxy for capitalism and the same thing that happens on Wall Street every single day. Once the payoff is big enough, capitalism asserts that people will compete for that prize and a portion of the population will stretch to unethical or illegal ways to get the reward.

Professional sports is another example. My dad always says "there were no steroids in my day". And I always reply that there was no payoff since everyone made about $50,000 and there we no huge yearly salaries. Once we reached the multi-million dollar a year deals, the cheating began.

This is capitalism at its best...and worst

Peace Out

9/16/11

I see everyone here is trying to get the Goldman Sachs offer. I just wanted to know how does everyone feel about Goldman Sachs offer versus Mark Zuckerberg status?

He's a billionaire @ 26 and IBankers won't be billionaires unless you are David Rubenstein, Kravis, or Schwarzman and at a really OLD age.

any views?> just want to hear other thoughts!

if u had the option which one would u take, prestige or billionaire?

9/16/11

I see everyone here is trying to get the Goldman Sachs offer. I just wanted to know how does everyone feel about Goldman Sachs offer versus Mark Zuckerberg status?

He's a billionaire @ 26 and IBankers won't be billionaires unless you are David Rubenstein, Kravis, or Schwarzman and at a really OLD age.

any views?> just want to hear other thoughts!

if u had the option which one would u take, prestige or billionaire?

9/19/11

Scamming a resume is dead easy if you let a professional guy do this.

In reply to KPham
9/19/11

KPham:
I see everyone here is trying to get the Goldman Sachs offer. I just wanted to know how does everyone feel about Goldman Sachs offer versus Mark Zuckerberg status?

if u had the option which one would u take, prestige or billionaire?

On the Wall Street: Money = Prestige.

Zuckerberg enjoys his job and banking jobs don't make fun to most bankers.

The answer is clear.

10/3/11

bravo to that kid XD

i wonder how many people have tried this and succeeded?

In reply to rickparliament
10/6/11

rickparliament:
Way to go Kid...except for getting caught. This is a great proxy for capitalism and the same thing that happens on Wall Street every single day. Once the payoff is big enough, capitalism asserts that people will compete for that prize and a portion of the population will stretch to unethical or illegal ways to get the reward.

Professional sports is another example. My dad always says "there were no steroids in my day". And I always reply that there was no payoff since everyone made about $50,000 and there we no huge yearly salaries. Once we reached the multi-million dollar a year deals, the cheating began.

This is capitalism at its best...and worst

Hahaha, i just saw this. Is that really a picture of you?

10/22/11

wow, that's intense...

Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe those who are dedicated.

12/1/11

Hahahhahaahaha! Brilliabnt

12/25/11
2/13/12

He showed receive an award for this.

The Four E's of investment
"The greatest Enemies of the Equity investor are Expenses and Emotions."- Warren Buffet

3/9/12

The kid just got greedy. He was already there hadn't he showed the Rhodes and Fullbright certs. There should be a subject in school. How to moderate your greed.

11/10/12

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In reply to HerSerendipity
11/10/12

"...the art of good business, is being a good middle man, putting people togeather. It's all about honor and respect."

11/16/12

Remember, once you're inside you're on your own.
Oh, you mean I can't count on you?
No.
Good!

In reply to vitalogist
11/16/12

Remember, once you're inside you're on your own.
Oh, you mean I can't count on you?
No.
Good!

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