- Is Ignorance Bliss?
Shin Dong-Hyuk was born in a North Korean prison camp. He was the product of “forced reproduction” between two prisoners that were allotted time to sleep together for good behavior. He later snitched on his mother and brother’s escape plan, and was forced ...
Forum topic - TheOpenSourced - Oct 25 2013 - 4:35pm - 5 comments
- Leaving Banking. Fold.
When I was in banking, I lost nearly £17,000 spread betting on the Goldman Sachs SEC trial. I lost another gut wrenching chunk of money in Vegas playing poker with the big boys. Sucks right? But "life is long, I'll win it back". And so I ...
Forum topic - anonymousman - Apr 28 2013 - 7:45pm - 34 comments
- Are you non-finance guys out there happy?
All you hear on this forum are two things: 1. how miserable working in banking is and 2. how it's necessary for any form of self-respect. Coming from a target school, there is almost a pressure at times to enter the banking industry due to its ...
Forum topic - helpinghand - May 27 2013 - 10:17pm - 8 comments
- Why bother being good?
WHY BOTHER BEING GOOD? Everyday the newspaper tells the same depressing stories. Youth crime, corporate tax-avoidance, dishonest lawyers, selfish bankers, mass genocide, needless wars, countless violent acts of extreme hatred, rape, oppression and ...
Forum topic - anonymousman - Mar 23 2013 - 10:45am - 33 comments
- How to Develop a Personality
I used to work with a guy that had everything on the surface, but absolutely nothing inside. The guy was 6 feet tall, good-looking, charismatic, multi-lingual, graduated from a top business school, and had made MD at a bulge bracket investment bank. Yet he ...
Blog entry - Kato - May 14 2013 - 5:09pm - 54 comments
- Life after Investment Banking
Like a majority of people who are on this website, I used to come on here and write bullshit about a life partly my own, partly fantasy. I'm now going to uncloak the anonymous man and tell you my story. My name is Stephen Ridley. I graduated from a ...
Forum topic - anonymousman - Aug 18 2013 - 12:34pm - 273 comments
- Just Quit Investment Banking
I was one of those high school seniors that posted on WallStreetOasis in the ye olde days when it was known as ibankingoasis.com, and well, despite my earlier enthusiasm for the job, I decided to quit this week. I wanted to both share my story and get some ...
Forum topic - guts - Nov 24 2012 - 11:38am - 43 comments
- Being happy with what you got
It goes without saying that every human being wants to be happy. We pursue education, careers, relationships, hobbies, etc., to maximize our happiness. Looking back on my life as well as learning from others, I think envy and insecurity are perhaps the ...
Blog entry - Arbitrage1980 - Aug 8 2012 - 1:22pm - 26 comments
- Personal Development Sites
Hi Fellow Monkeys, I am trying to build up a list of resources for everyone on Wall Street Oasis to share. As I look at the forum, there are a lot of resources on getting a job in Finance. I believe that everyone is attracted to Finance, other than having ...
Forum topic - Human - Feb 11 2014 - 6:06pm - 55 comments
- The Illusion of A Better Job
Why do we constantly set ourselves up for disappointment by dreaming up the possibilities how much better our lives would be if only we were doing something else? Too many times I have heard friends say "things would be so much better if only I worked ...
Blog entry - SANCHEZ - Jun 10 2012 - 2:41pm - 16 comments