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2015 in Film: A Year in ReviewThe best time of the year has arrived. With 2015 behind us, it's time to take a look at the film industry ahead of the Academy Awards. This past year I managed to see 17+ films in the theater, which I've attempted to highlight below. Enjoy. Films Anomalisa Brooklyn The Revenant The Martian -------...
Going Concern
222 weeks 1 day ago
Would YOU help a whale client launder drug monies if your manager asked you to "handle it"?Looking back on the HSBC, Goldman Sachs, AIG, and Well's Fargo money-laundering scandals, its obvious nobody goes to jail on Wall Street any more (aside from Madoff who ripped off the wrong people), what would YOU do if your manager asked you handle a whale client from Mexico with $2 million of cash...
302 weeks 1 day ago
Jeb Bush 2016?Hi, I'm just curious about what you think: Do you believe Jeb Bush will have good chances of being elected president in 2016 if he decides to run? ...
1052 weeks 1 day ago
Blackstone real estate legal/compliance internshipHas anyone heard about second round interviews? I had my interview last week and was told to expect something this week but am starting to get nervous. Anyone have any answers? ...
52 weeks 1 day ago
Working in London (Richmond) - suggestions on where to live?Hey all, I'll be moving to London for work this month and my office is in Richmond. For the sake of convenience for work, I've considered living near Hammersmith or Chiswick -- near the tube station. At the moment my best idea is Baron's Court since it's on the District and Piccadilly lines. I'm a y...
22 weeks 1 day ago
Speeding tickets: Fight them or pay them?So, I just received a speeding ticket. And on that ticket, the trooper checked off 'Posted', 'Lidar', and 'Estimated'; the fine came out to $190. I've been accused of driving 84pmh on a 65mph (on the highway). However, there were many cars surrounding me, which I feel were going as fast or even f...
372 weeks 1 day ago
Solved quit Hi - my friend just joined an investment bank (on a different team but I got him the job). He started last Monday before the New Year and already wants to quit. I'm not sure what to tell him (I haven't asked if he has a job lined up). He really is miserable but should he stick it out longer. What...
242 weeks 2 days ago
China’s State Sponsored Corporate Espionage So, what do you guys think? I would really like to hear the perspective of people who were born in the US but have a chinese background. If you'd have to pick sides which would you choose China or US? Personally I find this whole thing funny and...
Name Of Profit
02 weeks 3 days ago
Richard Isaacs MD - Big Pharma has the upper hand 'and they know it'There has been an alarming upward trend in the costs of similar treatments, as more drugs are developed and come on to the market, new Pharmac figures show. And as the price of life-saving medicines soar and pharmaceutical companies show no signs of justifying their costs, the Government is warnin...
02 weeks 3 days ago
Sex is a gift!A new bill in Missouri would require lobbyists to report sex with legislators as a "gift". My main question: Who determines the value of the gift, and how offended are people going to be when the valuations start coming out? Sounds like the lobbyist is going to determine the value; I would love to ...
42 weeks 3 days ago
Accounting internship experience. How to climb into finance? How hard will I need to climb to get into a bulge bracket firm?Currently working for a local financial planning and tax preparing business. Not a known name and is more of an accounting firm. Currently in 3rd year of college. Was wondering what my chances of getting an internship with Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, UBS, BoAML, Black Stone/Rock, Deutsche, Credit Sui...
02 weeks 4 days ago
Should prostitution be legal? Had this discussion with my girlfriend. She said it would lead to the possibility of increased mental health in women who decide to pursue it. However, she wants marijuana decriminalized. Double liberal standards. ...
282 weeks 4 days ago
Upbringing and Success: Do Rich Kids Have an Advantage?Recently I came across an interesting article "Yes, rich kids already won the career game. Here's why" ( To sum it up, the author argues that rich kids have an advantage because (1) they know how to appropriately interact with superiors and exec...
jesus of nazareth
232 weeks 4 days ago
Minimum salary to live in NYC post grad?So obviously I know NYC is not cheap. I was wondering what a good base salary would be, fresh out of graduation, to live in the city? I don't mean the high baller, limitless bar tabs and expensive shopping lifestyle. Realistically, I just want an apartment (possibly with a roommate, but not certain)...
92 weeks 5 days ago
Investments, 10th Edition Bodie, Kane Marcus - Solutions Does anyone have the solutions to Investments, 10th Edition Bodie, Kane Marcus? ...
212 weeks 5 days ago
951/month expensive for an apartment in Boston for summer?BU offers their dorms to undergrad's doing internships in the city. It's around 285/week which would amount to around 951/month for my 10 week SA. The location would be somewhere in the BU vicinity. ...
82 weeks 6 days ago
WSO Weekly Wrap-Up (1/9-1/15)In case you missed them, here're some of last week's most popular topics: 3 Tips for Non-Targets Post By @Smitty4526I landed an offer to be a summer analyst at an investment bank. Breaking into IB from a non-target may be more common these days but it is certainly still a challenge. Here are three p...
02 weeks 6 days ago
Has Anyone used AlphaSense?If so, what did you think of it? ...
03 weeks 17 hours ago
WSO needs your help! We're looking for users to do a site-test (Site testers will receive compensation via paypal and one month free access to our job board or video library) Hey all, we're looking for someone to help us test the site every other Wednesday, 1245-2pm et. Upcoming test dates: Feb 10 Feb 24 March 9 March 23 Type of tester we're looking for: -Fair...
23 weeks 2 days ago
Why is retail banking looked down on?Why is retail banking looked down on so much? ...
423 weeks 2 days ago
London Schools - Looking for infoOne of the younger generation in my family (not my kid) is interested in going to London for school, and has reached out for advice... Having absolutely zero knowledge of their education system, academic profiles of different schools or employment outcomes (or lack thereof)... I was hoping that the ...
143 weeks 2 days ago
Linkedin ArticlesOccasionally I will read some banking, finance, or general articles about society at work on LinkedIn to kill some time. Some of them add to the article and discussion but the majority of them are useless. The recurring theme I see is people arguing points or making points that prove they didn't eve...
23 weeks 2 days ago
My Dating PhilosophyMod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #24 and was originally posted 3/21/2015. I figured I'd make this post mostly because it's a topic I enjoy water cooler or barroom talk about, and since people have some strong opinions about t...
Easy C
1123 weeks 2 days ago
How much should Coldplay pay to play the Super Bowl 50 halftime show? Last year, the NFL asked performers to start paying to play the Super Bowl halftime show. It was immediately rejected, but there was an irresistible hypothetical question there: What if the NFL was right? The halftime show reaches well over 100 million viewers, and each year, the performer sees mass...
03 weeks 3 days ago
Check out this TRY HARDNo doubt interviewing soon at a firm near you. ...
Edmundo Braverman
193 weeks 3 days ago


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