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  1. Lehman History Lesson

    Feeling a bit nostalgic and am curious if anyone has good information or resources regarding how Lehman was as a shop in the 90's and 00's? Top groups, what they were known for, how they compared to the GS, MS, and DLJ's of the world during ...

    - Oct 28 2014 - 1:11am - 23 comments

  2. The House of Morgan: A Monkey's Review

    "A man has two reasons for the things he does: one that sounds good, and the real one."- Pierpont Morgan At over 700 pages, "The House of Morgan" is a book that could be used as a doorstop. But it was a doorstop that made many of my ...

    - Apr 22 2014 - 2:00pm - 12 comments

  3. Does major matter at targets?

    If I choose to major in history instead of economics at a school like Duke or Dartmouth would that affect me in any way when it comes for recruiting? For example would someone with same gpa but majoring in economics have a leg up over me? college ...

    - Sep 8 2014 - 9:49pm - 15 comments

  4. Antifragility: Things that gain from disorder

    If you haven't heard about it already, Taleb, the guy behind the Black Swan theory(or as they claim) is out with another book. Although I wasn't intending on buying the book initially, his Saturday essay (WSJ) was what finally convinced me. Then ...

    - Dec 1 2012 - 7:45pm - 18 comments

  5. If you could be any historical person, who would you be?

    I would want to be Hamilton, obviously. history ...

    - Oct 23 2013 - 2:12pm - 31 comments

  6. The "Perfect Pre-Law " who Jumped Ship. Is it too late?

    I just graduated from an ivy (with a top ugrad business program..) in History (with distinction/honors). My GPA is a 3.94. The only courses I took that are in any way business related are Calc II, microeconomics and macroeconomics which I received As in. ...

    - Jul 9 2013 - 1:01am - 10 comments

  7. What Wall Street Person Do You Respect Most?

    They do not necessarily have to be in NY. I vote for Soros> Icahn = Buffett wall street Soros buffett history icahn ...

    - Mar 23 2013 - 1:15am - 35 comments

  8. The Fabric of our Lives

    The fabric of our lives and arguably the most significant commodity in America's relatively short history. Cotton. Something we rarely discuss in finance is making the largest and fastest push seen in the commodity sector, since there has been an ...

    - Oct 18 2010 - 11:48am - 16 comments

  9. Hypo: Ron Paul becomes President

    I'm sure the title of this thread alone can provoke premature ejaculation for a lot of the diehard Paul supporters on WSO. But as a former history major, I love thinking about "what-if" scenarios and various hypotheticals. So here's a ...

    - Dec 28 2011 - 10:21am - 110 comments

  10. Wriston's Law of Capital

    Wristons law of capital is named after Walter Wriston (1919-2005). He was a banker, and former chairman of Citicorp. He was widely regarded as the most influential commercial banker of his time(at least according to Wikipedia). The law states that: " ...

    - Sep 22 2012 - 6:52pm - 6 comments

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