- Asperger’s In Silicon Valley
I have always thought about the amount of work and insight it would take to become a decent programmer. Usually I begin to shudder at the thought of spending hours cranking out code on my computer. Maybe a lot of coffee and Paul Kalkbrenner can keep me ...
Blog entry - M Friedman - Mar 28 2012 - 3:36pm - 29 comments
- Shorting Zuckerberg
Ahhh, Facebook. Perhaps the biggest thing ever made since sliced bread. I’m on it, you’re on it, we’re all on it. With over half a billion active users worldwide, it’s become more popular than porn and has a lifted an awkward, freckled, little nerd ...
Blog entry - Jorgé - Jan 11 2011 - 9:14pm - 44 comments
- The Social Network
So I just finished The Social Network, and although encouraged by a few drinks I think this movie is going to be the next Wall Street. I say this in the sense that Wall Street inspired so many young men to study and improve their understanding of business ...
Forum topic - Matt the Tiger - Dec 26 2010 - 8:33am - 14 comments
- Weekend Wars: Meat vs. Meet
From time to time I find stories in the news which fascinate me. They are often not pertinent to the daily grind of the financial community. Life is so much bigger than what we do for our daily bread, that it is hard to get excited about a basis point ...
Blog entry - Midas Mulligan Magoo - May 29 2011 - 12:45pm - 5 comments
- The Death of the IPO
As many of you know, Goldman Sachs recently invested $500 million in Facebook at a $50 billion valuation. Goldman is also reportedly raising $1.5 billion from those special, lucky investors in a special-purpose vehicle that will invest alongside the firm. ...
Blog entry - DoctorEvil - Jan 13 2011 - 9:07pm - 2 comments
- Love, Marriage and Finance
Mark Zuckerberg got married a day after the IPO of FB. Was this a smart legal move? Do you think the marriage will impact the value of FB? Can this company even be accurately valued? Previous news indicated that the bankers undervalued FB. Do you agree? ...
Forum topic - inews - May 27 2012 - 12:01pm - 4 comments
- Zynga, Facebook, Groupon Colossal Valuations!
Week after week, investors have seen multi-billion deals for online businesses with suspect business models. In January, Goldman invested in Facebook at a $50 billion valuation. Zynga's reported $7-$10 billion valuation surpassed that of software ...
Forum topic - BankingRUs9 - Mar 1 2011 - 1:40am - 18 comments
- Richest Man in the World Carlos Slim at $74bn Net Worth
According to Forbes Magazine, Carlos Slim outdid Bill Gates for the 2nd year in a row as the richest man in the world. His net worth is currently about $74 billion, an increase of about $20.5 billion from last year alone. There are currently 1,210 ...
Forum topic - BankingRUs9 - Mar 9 2011 - 10:59pm - 4 comments