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  1. The 48 Laws of Power

    This is the next book summary from DeconstructingExcellence.com. See my other book summaries on WSO here, and if you find my summaries to be useful, sign up at the website to make sure you don't miss any.   In direct contrast to the compassion ...

    - Apr 12 2015 - 9:23am - 32 comments

  2. Life after Investment Banking

    Mod Note: Throwback Thursday: this post originally went up 4/25/12 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 ...

    - Dec 4 2014 - 11:00am - 291 comments

  3. Too many damn feminine men Today?

    I truly believe that many of our country's current social issues can be traced back to the epidemic of men becoming too feminine. Only about 30-40 years ago (and many older users on this website can attest to this), being a masculine man was honored ...

    - Sep 28 2014 - 5:40pm - 181 comments

  4. AMA: Public Finance Banker

    Hey monkeys- realized there isn't too much discussion/information regarding public finance on the website so thought I might share some of my experiences/views regarding the sector. I am a 3rd year analyst at a large municipal finance shop (ranked in ...

    - Mar 19 2014 - 5:20pm - 40 comments

  5. OTC Commodities Contracts

    I'm beginning my internship on a physical gas desk in Houston at a super-major firm on Monday so naturally I've been reading up on the business as much as my final exam schedule allows and a question came to mind: Does a market for options on ...

    - May 14 2015 - 12:15pm - 2 comments

  6. Power and Gas Trading (Switch from Financial to Physical)

    I'm currently working at a small hedge fund that does natural gas options market making- have been in the industry for about 2 years now as an assistant trader and did a little trading here and there (quote stuff electronically and watch the OTC ...

    - Jul 17 2014 - 10:43am - 12 comments

  7. 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 ...

    - Mar 23 2013 - 10:45am - 33 comments

  8. Which Commodity and what role?

    So I've had the unique privilege to gain exposure to multiple commodity trading shops in my college career. I will be graduating with having done an internship as an analyst for a power shop, a scheduler for a gas shop and having had exposure to ags ...

    - May 15 2014 - 12:07am - 10 comments

  9. Power Trading at an Electric Company

    There is an electric company at my school doing OCR for some positions. I'm vaguely interested in trading, but I would like to specifically know more about power trading. I know for oil trading positions at the super majors you have to work as a ...

    - Apr 2 2014 - 1:36pm - 9 comments

  10. Risk it in Hongkong or Chinese SOE?

    Hi everybody, Since 2 years ago I have felt very attracted to project finance and IB in general. I took a class in project finance, and read some books, but I don't have an economics/finance background. I am currently a PhD candidate at a top ...

    - Apr 12 2014 - 10:03pm - 7 comments

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