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A very wealthy philanthropist died near my town and I am thinking of going to the funeral for some networking.. Just not certain what the most efficient way to identify the right folks to speak to is.
Any thoughts?

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  • Jorgé's picture

    lol good one.

    People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis, you can't trust people Jeremy

  • bfin's picture

    HAHAHHAH so funny

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  • In reply to jake8383
    Jorgé's picture

    jake8383 wrote:
    Talk to the guy in the box, he knows everyone there

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis, you can't trust people Jeremy

  • rebelcross's picture

    You're going to want to buy the darkest shade of charcoal suit you can find. Obviously, stay away from black ties as that's a big no-no in this industry and everybody at the funeral will know that you're a Noob, dark solid colors are appropriate for these kinds of situations.

    Obviously know your technicals ("if they paid $20,000 for this funeral and he was buried with $500 in valuables, assume r=10%, what is the present value of a 75 year old man's funeral?), your fit questions ("why this funeral?" " where do you see your funeral down the road?"), be ready for some brainteasers of course ("how many caskets are in this graveyard?" "if there are three grave sites and two were vandalized, but you could only check one of them, how could you know which two were vandalized?"). And, in the end, just be genuine, humble, and convey the idea that you're the kind of guy future coworkers would want to attend funerals with.

  • MMBinNC's picture

    I really hope this is a troll. Or you're a huge douchebag for doing this and I hope someone calls your bluff. Like you say the guy's name wrong and some drunk depressed dude f*cks u up.

    Reality hits you hard, bro...

  • Getgo's picture

    Guys stfu, maybe the op was serious. Follow the steps below:

    Start sobbing very loud in the middle of speeches and lean over the casket and say "Grandpa I wish I was there for you!"

    That will get some heads turning and people meeting up with you afterwards. Of course, they wouldn't dare question your relationship with the old man. (If he has real grandchildren in attendance - very likely - then quickly stir up a story how you're the long lost grandson)

  • In reply to Getgo
    happypantsmcgee's picture

    Getgo wrote:
    (If he has real grandchildren in attendance - very likely - then quickly stir up a story how you're the long lost grandson)

    Don't forget to complain about being left out of the will too...

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • illiniPride's picture

    Come on, man. Don't sell your soul

    Leadership can be defined in two words: "Follow Me"

  • trade4size's picture

    ASSHOLES

    "Oh the ladies ever tell you that you look like a fucking optical illusion" - Frank Slaughtery 25th Hour.

  • happypantsmcgee's picture

    Someone went Monkey doo doo nuts on this thing...

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • UFOinsider's picture

    I like the way this guy thinks

    However: be respectful of other people's grief if you want to be entrusted with OTM. Funerals are social events and peope go for many reasons, many of them less honorable than trying to get a job (there's going to be a lot of people there to take a crack at the estate). But, if you're a sociopath you will definitely not get a job and could get your ass kicked

    MAA, WHERE'S THE MEATLOAF!!!!

    Get busy living

  • In reply to GOB
    UFOinsider's picture

    GOB wrote:
    rebel LOL

    so at a funeral...better chance of getting laid or hired?

    I dunno, how about just go for both?

    Get busy living