I have a typing issue. I'm a hunt and pecker. This is where you only use two fingers on each hand while typing. I'm not that slow of a typist (46 WPM), but it is rather embarrassing and I want to improve. People are typically shocked to see me type like this. It is strange to see. Do you guys...
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So where do you guys normally go to meet gorgeous women? I mean Tinder/Bumble etc only go so far and it seems that the lineup is eh. Curious where you guys prowl. ...
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Seriously, how good are you and which level are you at? On a different note, Pokemon GO apparently added a new job description to the labor market called a "professional Pokemon GO trainer" ($20/hour), which was advertised on Craigslist by a 24-year old freelance journalist. She describes her servi...
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Millennials are often labeled as being entitled, and while I don't support this stereotype, this story made me think otherwise: It all started with this summer intern (let's call him Mike) who felt like the dress code was too strict. "I felt the dress code was overly strict but I wasn't going to sa...
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Story time. So last night I'm spinning my wheels in the wee hours, taking key bumps, waiting for pre-market. You know, usual weekday routine. I start clicking around WSJ and I see Shillary is leading in 4 key battleground states and that, combined with the coke, gets me mad. I almost reach for the 9...
Fear The Bulge
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Hi everyone, I'm a pending sophomore transfer student in BC, Canada. I've been reading WSO since the middle of last year, but recently my aspirations for banking has intensified, so here I am. I have two options to consider for September. Both of them are BA, specializing in some form of economics. ...
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In a rare moment, I've found myself at a local, wooden, quiet neighborhood bar sitting alone drinking my 3rd Budweiser with a closed out tab. I thought it a pleasant way to break up my week though I hope not to make a habit of it. With not much else to do, and tired of looking at screens all day (un...
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How many of you would be interested to come along to sample the set lunch menu at this Michelin-starred restaurant Galvin at Windows? Raise your hand by replying to the post please! I would be interested to know which date would potentially fit most people's schedule. Three options 7, 14, 21 August....
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This is one of those days when I clearly didn't prepare myself for the coming week. I ended up scheduling a doctor's appointment at 8 am in order to make it to my internship by 9 am, however, for some stupid reason could not fall asleep until 6 am. Long story short, I am dying from lack of sleep in ...
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I can't help but to notice that more and more people on LinkedIn are posting content that does not belong on there such as posting pictures of their kids or getting engaged (yes I've seen this). To me, this devalues LinkedIn and groups it in with the rest of the social media/networking websites (not...
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Some of the absolute best lessons you can learn in life come from fucking up. Advice like "wear a condom" or "don't push that fart out after eating Thai food" or "don't eat pizza for literally every meal because your metabolism will slow down one day and you'll get fat" really never hits home until ...
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Everyone on the face of this Earth suffers from the ever menacing 'afternoon slump'. According to science, this thing is very real, and is explained by the human body's circadian rhythm and a drop in blood sugar levels. In normal terms, its the thing where you feel like doing nothing but eating a c...
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I made a post speaking about me having difficulties on approaching and methods to talk to women, here are several tweaks I made to change this. I began by just listing all factors I want or find interesting in women, which is physically and mentally; in doing so I'm able to figure out in which insta...
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Recruiting season is coming, and as a senior this is my big chance to land a good finance gig right our of college. Please be honest. Harsh critiques are welcomed. A couple questions in mind: - There is a lot of stuff on my resume, so I don't know if I should squeeze in the "Interests" section. I kn...
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Hi WSO, I summon your collective minds to brainstorm on this idea!! If you have $50,000 and you can start any business what business would you start and why? -$500 monthly stipend for food/gas/cell phone -couch is free (parents/gf/friends) Present your business case and I will shower you with SB's l...
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Testing thread to go Testing thread to go Testing thread to go Testing thread to go Testing thread to go ...
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I was listening to Bloomberg's new podcast, Game Plan, and they brought up the topic of business jargon: Meaningless terms and phrases like synergy, circle back, and touch base that we're all guilty of using. Personally, I strongly prefer conversational, informal language than office jargon that lac...
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WSO Happy Hour is coming back to Paris. Come join us for great beer, food, and conversation at the Paname Brewing Company in Paris! Date/Time: Friday, July 22nd @ 8:00pm Location: Paname Brewing Company 41 bis Quai de la Loire, 75019 Parishttp://www.panamebrewingcompany.com/en/ How to conduct yourse...
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Do you use LinkedIn to connect with strangers? Even worse.. Do you use LinkedIn to pick up women? This is what Abigail McAlpine, a consultant from UK, experienced after she posted her profile photo, and some guy tried to hit on her through LinkedIn. "Please do not use this website like Tinder, I d...
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Hey, so I recently joined the equity long/short team at a 1b Pan Asia hedge fund based in HK. I don't know many people here so I was curious whether they were other WSO-ers in Hong Kong so we could drinks or something along those lines. Let me know if anyone would be down. ...
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In case you missed them, here're some of last week's most popular topics: My boss just tore me a new one and I don't know what to do differently Post By @LizLemon feel like I'm stuck, no matter what I do. I'm working very hard for this guy who is constantly displeased, while also taking a summer cla...
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Guys - don't want to BS much but just won a lottery draw of US$25m + on after-tax basis. Haven't told anyone outside family circle yet to minimize unexpected responses in particular from people with malevolent intentions. So I still worked my ass off on bullshit situation lats night till 230am, and ...
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Monkeys that have written Integrity Matters, what's the lowest score you've hear of someone getting on this test, and has anyone ever managed to fail it? ...
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Tech start-up Blade just closed another round of financing, bringing its valuation to $75 million. For those unfamiliar with the service, the company is sort of like Uber, but for helicopters. The two have partnered in the past, combining resources to offer rides to Coachella and other music events....
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Some people choose to document their entire life on Linkedin, while others prefer to keep it simple, showing the bare minimum. Personally, I like to keep mine somewhere in between. I cringe whenever I see people writing their autobiography in the summary, having an essay under each of their job titl...
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Isn't it annoying when you see someone scanning a page for a certain word or phrase and they don't know to just use ctrl-f? What are your favorite / most useful keyboard shortcuts for your browser or computer (mac or pc)? ...
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I learned something crazy the other day: high-level Ironman triathletes pee on their bikes during races. That's right. In the middle of a 112 mile ride, they'll just let loose all over their $12,000 Cervelo bike. These people sound insane, but I sort of understand why they do it. While I've never p...
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Say you're one of those people that didn't take college seriously (like barely graduated) and didn't develop that passion for investment banking that so many competitive Ivy League kids develop even before they start college. This means you did not get that 3.5 magic number that so many IBs want and...
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Trump is on his way to begin the formal campaign for president against opponent Hillary Clinton, at the RNC on Monday. The goal at the Convention: "make people know that Trump is the like able person we've all come to know," says one RNC member. This is a pretty steep trek for the RNC folks. Is he ...
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I'm surprised this hasn't been discussed here yet. I don't know if I'm in the minority or not, but I'd like to hear other opinions. I find it deeply disturbing that an increasingly larger portion of our (American) society feels that the following behavior is excusable -initially passively resistin...
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Business Insider (and forbes to a lesser extent) are flooding the younger generation with all of these seemingly simple ways to become a millionaire (see "13 Habits of Self-Made Millionaires"), and they're usually written by journalists, not millionaires, so beware of treating them as gospel. They a...
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Looking to buy a suit since I'm planning on starting my search for a new job in ~1-2 months. I'm working now so money isn't a huge constraint but I'd like to spend less than $500, ideally less than $400. I think it was on this forum where I saw someone recommend Hart Schaffner Marx suits and I fo...
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A stream of consciousness-style journal-entry kind of thing from my analyst days, when I was coming off a hot-streak at the office and feeling burned out. I wrote this on a Saturday night. For whatever reason, enjoy... I'm in the vortex. The magnetron. I've been suffering from too little sleep, such...
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Thoughts on eating Sunflower seeds in the office? Currently in a large cubicle surrounded by three walls and with a one sided entrance way. The problem is the spitter, and no, I am not eating them whole so don't suggest it. ...
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I'm sorry I keep whining and I promise to God this will be my last thread. After this 'll go back into lurk mode and you guys will never hear from me again. I guess I'm just trying to find some comfort and a little peace of mind. I just don't know what to do. I'm in high school and can't get into a ...
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"Now that there is extra room, either you or me has to move seats." A shiver of abrupt anguish raced through my spine like a petulant child caught in the act of a misdemeanor. The raspy voice of the middle aged women instilled in me a state of perturbation. Curly and frayed, her mahogany, ginger hai...
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In a month from now I have a networking event at a restaurant with a non BB bank. I have never been to a networking event at a restaurant, and I have a concern on whether or not I should bring a resume. IMO it would seem rather uptight of me to if I were to sit down with a huge padfolio while every...
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I'm calling all accountants, traders and investors together to get your insights on my latest and maybe not so greatest idea. Situation: Your name is Brad/Chet/Chad or Ashley and you are single with no obligations. You also have a baller job at DBAG Sachs and Bro. You happen to also be a savvy inv...
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I debated putting two articles about this two days in a row, but as I started to dig a little deeper into this opiates epidemic, it really is nothing short of horrifying. I had a sense it was bad, but not this bad. Let me include a chart that I got from my friend Brent, so you can see how bad thing...
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I am one of those rare few that was accepted into Wharton as a transfer student. Even more rare, I am coming from a mid-tier state school. I was wondering if anyone had any advice for starting school at Wharton, especially as a transfer student, because I know that I'm going to receive a massive cul...
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Hillary Clinton liked using the emoji so much that, in 2012, she emailed someone for help with her new Blackberry: "Here's my question: on this new berry can I get smiley faces?" According to a recent survey of 650+ employees and managers, more than half of workers say they have used an emoji to com...
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Well... You Can Read. Let's Poll It. Wall Street or Margin Call? p.s. (If you haven't watched one or either than do that next time your bored and need something to watch.) p.p.s. (They're both good as fuck, both will do you justice. Start off with Wall Street for the legendary Gekko though.) p.p.p.s...
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Edit: I changed the thread a little but it fundamentally asks the same thing. It was a little more general before but I thought the wording was too confusing so I just made it specific I can't remember where but I've read somewhere that Chinese IB aspirants who can't speak fluent Chinese are looked...
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As the question of how to successfully use LinkedIn is frequently brought up on this site, I thought it would be relevant to highlight how not to use it. Abigail McAlpine, a marketing consultant in the United Kingdom, posted a screenshot and blasted the bloke who tried to hit on her through the pro...
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Probably a dumb question but when you have 75% debt gearing, is the debt to equity ratio (75:25)? ...
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I'm wondering if any of you know of companies that are selling cash storage bags. I've found a lot of them on Amazon and other online sites but have not found any reviews pertaining to their products. D'you know of any vendor that sells reliable and sturdy bags, perhaps you also know where I could g...
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I am relocating from NYC to SF after 2 years in banking which leaves my great apartment up for grabs. It is located at 328 Greenwich St. Rent is $1,850 per month. You will have your private room. Craigslist link:http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/roo/5688122433.html Please let me know if you are int...
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Things to Read While Pretending to Work is a weekly column compiling interesting and useful articles from across the interwebs. It's designed to be a mental break from work, while also giving you some tangible, actionable advice that will make your life better. I'll follow the same format each week ...
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3br luxury condo in Hell's Kitchen from August 20 - October 13. PM for more details. ...
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No major stories of intern deaths from banking internship hours so far (to my knowledge - correct me if i'm wrong). Thank goodness, let's hope this trend continues. From what I remember the last two years saw IBD summer intern deaths that arguably were closely related to the amount of hours they wer...
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Stars including Reese Witherspoon and Michael J. Fox have won a campaign to build a secluded celebrity terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Yup. Can't hang out with you bums.http://www.torontosun.com/2015/11/20/celebrity-ter... ...
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Italics ( Courtesy of Business Insider) I decided to give this article a more self-help feel and pull out the advice. 1. They read consistently The three types of books they tend to read include: biographies of successful people, self-help or personal development, and history. 2. They exercise S...
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So we all know about Bill Ackman's war against Herbalife, he's been short the stock for like four years now. Recently he has been releasing youtube videos of people claiming to be defrauded by the company and yesterday on CNBC he renewed his crusade, calling the company a pyramid scheme and hinting...
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Hello, I would like to know if an I-banker form MS can review my CL ? (pm me to stay discreet) THX ...
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Is there any type of mathematical proof for this? Does this actually come from anywhere or is it just an attempt to lower the beta to adjust for the added risk of debt and since you do the same thing for every company, the results are consistent? ...
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I'm going to start off by saying this is not another CFA vs. MBA thread. The purpose of this thread is to address a completely different issue. I'm trying to figure out what percentage of the college educated population is even capable of passing all three levels of the CFA and what percentage of th...
Hooked on LEAPS
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Happy Monday WSO! Upcoming events: WSO Happy Hour - Paris: Fri, 22 July, 8:00pm @ Paname Brewing Company, posted by @kinghongkong". Posts of the Week: What your liquor of choice says about you by @itsanumbersgame. 16 SB's.Q&A With Jared Dillian - All The Evil of This World by @In The Flesh. 5 ...
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I will be graduating in 5 months and I wonder should I be reaching out now to banks or when the open applications in 2-3 months? I know that a lot of banks pull analyst from there summer internship programs so I know i need to be on it now. But it's a little difficult reaching out because almost no ...
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Curious if any FT employees know when OCR will start. How different will the dates be from school to school? Are there still banks that recruit in the new year? ...
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Seeing yet another attack in what seems to be now a weekly occurrence is really saddening/depressing. It got me to thinking how even on July 4th when I was watching the fireworks up in Portland Maine, how I wasn't sure I'd take my daughter out with us for fear that something could happen to her. Su...
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Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 2/24/16. To see all of our top content from the past, click here. 1. If you like watching paint dry...........YOU MIGHT BE IN OPERATIONS 2. If you are a virgin living alone in a Hoboken studio......YOU MIGHT BE IN OPERATIONS 3....
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Either investment banking really sucks, or they lack good Wall Street therapists--either way, this movie shows the strange turns that the grieving process can take for a truly desperate person. This is what happens to Wall Street slime ball David Mitchell (Jake Gyllenhaal), whose wife Julia (Heathe...
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Hey, New to WSO and am looking to recruit for a SA internship next fall. I go to a target school in the east coast but am originally from LA. I decided that I'll probably stay in the west coast upon graduation. I'm looking to ultimately recruit for PE after my analyst stint, therefore Financial Spo...
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Alright WSO, wanted to start this debate (admittedly early), but since we have the nominations mathematically locked up, I figured it was a good time. full disclosure, I don't like either candidate. I'm a fiscal conservative and am socially liberal (small government, legalize everything, that sorta ...
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Those who know me know that in politics, life or anything in general I call a spade a spade. I don't fear anything. Whatever news there is out there about what happened in Turkey is almost definitely false. Any harm done to a Turkish man or woman or child or elder or any person, hurts me more than a...
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In my cover letter for BAML, I referred to it as Bank of America instead of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Will this ruin my chances? ...
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So far, much of the hype on the potential power of disruption by technology to the area of finance has been centered around payment, credit/lending and robo-investment. Hardly has there been any real change to the day-to-day practice of investment banking. For instance, people still use excel to do ...
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It's never too early to plan for your retirement. An estimated median annual household income among retirees is $32,000. 32K, in my opinion, is pretty low but sustainable. My ideal situation is to retire when I'm 55, with income of $50,000/yr, and perhaps settle somewhere in the suburb of Florida. W...
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I want to discuss about how we can shorten our work time and analyse more companies. ...
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With the recent news of the failed coup in Turkey , I keep thinking about how if one was to occur in the U.S., how would it go down? Thoughts? ...
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Hey guys. Just started my internship at a VC firm and I'm psyched as shit. It feels awesome to be part of the world of finance and I look forward to learning all that I can. However, working office hours won't do my body any favors. I'm currently 3 weeks in my low carb/high protein and fat diet, and...
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The social network has created a great way to share live moments with your friends who aren't in your location, making them feel like you're actually in the room with them. Unfortunately, on July 6th, to 5 million people it felt like they were in the car with Philando Castile, who was shot by a poli...
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So my question is this, Why are acquirers willing to pay more than the DCF value to acquire a target company, especially when the DCF accounts for the intrinsic value of a company as it is the present value of all the cash flows expected to be generated by the company and as the DCF implicitly accou...
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Going on Facebook for the past few days makes me want to pull my hair out. It's full of discussions, videos, and pictures about Pokemon Go. Nevertheless, I'd have to give Nintendo a +1 banana for this. Pokemon Go is really taking off. I mean, check out these facts: - Two days after it was released i...
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Was recently gifted the book by Peter Bernstein and was wondering if it was worth the read. It seems like it goes too far back in time to gauge my interest but I could be dead wrong. Seems to get good reviews online. Thoughts? ...
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Hi guys, i am currently a 15 years old Moroccan,2nd year in high school,and i would like to go study business in the usa after i get my high school diploma,whatever so in my country when you are about to get into the 2nd year of high school they ask you to chose a section,there are 3 sections: -Expe...
JoJo no kimyou na bouken
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Hey, maybe I'm being stupid here, but I'm sure ny times deal book had a "deal of the week" section that opened up a page with multiples paid, rationale for both sides etc. But I can't for the life of me find it now. Is it still around? Is it even on NY deal book? Thanks T ...
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Bought the workbook, textbook, and notecards already. Have searched around to see if I could get the models here but haven't found anything. Thought it'd be worth asking WSO before buying the CDs. Really don't want to if there is something similar out there for free? ...
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Hi there, does anyone know where I could obtain the excel templates (blank and completed) which accompanied the 'Investment Banking - Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts and Mergers & Acquisitions' textbook by Rosenbaum & Pearl (1st edition)? It is no longer available from the Wiley website. Thanks...
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Jared Dillian's new book All The Evil of This World hit shelves/kindles on June 21st and is already seeing great reviews on Amazon (4.6 stars). He was kind of enough to take the time to answer some questions I had related to the book. You can read my review of the book on WSO here: "All the Evil of...
In The Flesh
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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/live-blog/2016-07-15... Events are unfolding as I write this. I suspect this is an attempt by the military to overthrow the idiotic islamic dictator, President Erdogan. It is my understanding that, before Erdogan rose to power, Turkey used to be one of the few secular a...
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Open discussion for fellow NFL fans. The court denied his appeal earlier on Wednesday and his only chance now is having his case heard by the Supreme Court. With no Peyton or Brady, it seems like the season will feel A LOT different for the first 4 weeks. How does he get suspended for something he ...
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Need some quick help on a valuation. I am working with a company where the CEO owns 60%, this guy owns 40%. The valuation of the business is 2mil, so he needs 1.2mil for the equity portion he also wants to buy the real estate, they currently have 100k in equity on a 300k mortgage, however the new ...
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Hi, how can one beef up PowerPoint skills in 2-3 months? Any good book/training available? I know generally we learn from jobs but still...thanks a lot! Also what's the version of PowerPoint which is generally used in BBs? Thanks! ...
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What's the percentage of men vs. women in banking and the other areas of finance? How does it change depending on the level you are in within the firm? ...
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Does anyone know of or have access to publications that comment on M&A activity on a yearly/quarterly/monthly basis? I'm looking for something a bit longer form to provide insights as to how one should think about the deal-making landscape. I would greatly appreciate if people could point to lin...
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In case you missed them, here're some of last week's most popular topics: Accidentally Punched MD in the Face Post By @GoldmansakIt is my birthday today and I learned that my GF paid for a 1 week vacation for the both of us to go to Cleveland. My natural excitement made me spin out of my chair, get ...
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I attended a networking event last night for this large mutual funds company. Is it ok to ask in the "thank you" email that I would like to maybe set up a phone call or coffee with them? I am only interested in one group so far, so I was going to ask only one person for coffee. Any thoughts on this...
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So monkeys, its always a question that is gonna elicit different opinions so thought it would be good to post. How do you approach hot women? I'm from Sydney initially, so I always rely on personal characteristics (i.e. accent) to make an introduction and the rest is up to me. But curious to see ho...
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I recently started a banking job in NYC and don't know anyone in the city. Where do you meet single girls? Where have you had success picking up chicks? I don't want to waste time in random bars. ...
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I'm going to Los Angeles in early November. I'm going out for a friend's wedding that weekend, but I'll be getting there Wednesday afternoon. I've never been to LA before, so I wanted to make a vacation out of this trip. Of course I've Googled it, but the searches tend to come up with celebrity wors...
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How do you guys calculate the cost of debt for WACC of a company. Do you look at the YTW for the latest issuance of the Holding Company on bloomberg? ...
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I wouldn't and the MAIN reason is that I don't want her family become a liability to me. Trust me I have seen first hand, and it breaks families. I had a conversation with a friend last week about this subject and he told me I was too picky. He even said that he would marry a waitress; I told him I...
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Looking to recruit for a SA role next summer and have recently been introduced to a few bankers in the industry. Problem is, I've also been in touch with some guys in ER and S&T and although I don't like their business as much, it definitely was a good chat I had with them to learn more about wh...
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