WSO just hit 40,000 members and the last time I checked (minus the trolls and a few odd d-bags) you will probably find some of the most intelligent, entrepreneurial, and ambitious people the world has to offer, all in a single community.
The countless threads on exit ops, interview preps, school advice, and ballertude confirms this but what I find rare is what you want to make of your careers in finance.
The career path threads for Equity Research, Hedge Funds, and S&T always stop at PM. For the bankers it's getting into Private Equity and then ends at making Partner.
We've already discussed whether you're stiffs or players, and we've gathered that you're in the latter. But true players have far loftier agendas than just making it to PM or partner.
What do you want to do from there?
What where your dreams and aspirations coming into finance? Your ultimate exit op?
Is it your own fund? Your own Investment Bank? A mammoth Real Estate shop or a tech firm to dwarf Microsoft?
Share it, and SB's to those who could put the vampire squid to shame.
Mine's to have my own fund like Tudor, a big macro shop with a VC arm, which will invest my hypothetical billions in power, tech, and financials.