Gibraltar of the North

When we are comparing a place to the great Gibraltar, we expect somewhere overlooking the sea. Although the Grand Duchy is just as majestic without the sea, it has been called the Gibraltar of the North because of the commanding Fortress that surrounds its boundaries.

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Chairman’s Messages of Alfaone Group Dubai based Corporation

Sailing back to 1992's, I still remember the beginning of alfa one from a very small office space in Bur Dubai as if it was yesterday. The passion to be self-employed was the inspiration to start the business of cargo consolidation, with nothing to lose and ambitious to move forward the first consolidation truck was loaded to Qatar. At that point the toughest part was to find a counterpart in Qatar, It was then Mr.Abdul Rasheed agreed to be the partner in Qatar operations.

Most Prefteejus High School?

Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 9/27/12.

I was talking to a female friend of mine who happens to be an atheist last week, and she was telling me about how she attended a church in NYC just to get into the good books of the head of admissions at the preschool she wanted her son to attend, who also happened to be a member of that church. Ultimately, her kid didn't make the cut. We laughed about it, of course, but it shows the lengths to which some parents will go to give their kid a leg up in life.

So I guess it stands to reason that some parents think it makes sense to spend $43,000 a year for high school. Yup, you read that right. 43 GRAND. A year. As in $200,000 for a high school diploma.

Predictably, 47 of the 50 most expensive high schools in America are located in the Northeast, with the three outliers located in California. And I think it's important to note that the quoted tuition figures do not include room and board; it's just straight tuition. So what exactly are you walking away with (aside from a high school diploma and a bunch of Marc Ecko gear) after your folks cough up two hundred grand?

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Random Musings on the HF Interview Process
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This is far from a definitive guide, but it should give you a high level overview on how to think about the hedge fund interview process.

Johnson and Johnson Financial Leadership Development Program

I have my second interview with Johnson and Johnson next week (superday). Has anyone gone through the interview process or took part in the program? How should I prepare for the interview and what type of salary do they offer?

My Biggest Career Mistake to Date: Prestige

Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 10/1/12.

I occasionally get PMed by people at colleges I've never heard of before, asking if they have a shot at IBD.

Folks, why IBD? The finance world is broad and varied, and there are a million ways to make a buck. Why pick the one that's going to be hardest for you in your situation? There are mutual fund companies, asset management companies all over the damn place. Hedge funds. Auxiliary businesses. Those folks will look beyond the name of your institution and your GPA in the hunt for quality. Why knock on the door of the one section of the industry that has built a massive recruiting machine designed to keep you out?

Time for me to share what is potentially the biggest career mistake of my life.

Eine Überprüfung der Arizona Training & Evaluation Center (AZTEC) Programme

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Anger Management in the Workplace

When you hear some complaints against the way you are managing your job or learn of some negative reviews from your subordinates when you very well know that you are doing everything you can for that job and your people, your first instinct is to defend yourself. Your anger thermometer may be reaching its boiling point.

Keeping your cool, especially in stressful situations is one of the most important attributes of being a leader. But it can be harder than one thinks.