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HBS and GSB decisions - R1 Class of 2017Anyone with good news today? 33 1 year 4 months
Tell me why I'm wrong for aiming below HSWIt doesn't seem like a particularly controversial statement to say there are only a few reasons why someone from a top banking/consulting + private equity background would apply for an MBA: You think you want to stay on the path you're on, but kind of burned out and want to have a good time... 16 2 years 2 weeks
Spent 3 Years at MBB - Ask Me Anything Hello Monkeys - I'm heading into my last week at MBB, and need something to do besides pack up my apartment. Ask away and I'll be happy to answer. My Bio: I have spent the last 3 years at a mid-sized MBB office in the US. I studied Economics at a top liberal arts college without formal MBB... 177 2 years 9 months
Disappearing BananasJust saw that I lost 50+ bananas without getting any MS - what gives? 36 3 years 7 months
Evaluating a PE offerIt's been a big week for me; got a PE offer for next year. I only have a few days to decide; I've definitely given it a good deal of thought (even before getting the offer), but for those of you who have moved to the industry (especially from consulting), what were the right questions you asked... 6 3 years 8 months
Wardrobe Troubles only a Consultant could haveI've been interviewing with a few PE firms, and found one that seemed like a good fit, had a round of interviews on Friday. They say "we'll tell you next steps next week." I travel Monday - Thursday, and am thus packed to go Sunday night. Client is business casual, and without thinking, that's... 8 3 years 9 months
AMZN's Kiva AcquisitionAnyone know what banks worked on this? 4 years 1 month
Round 2 HBS dingsExpected it after not getting an interview two weeks ago, although it does grind my gears a little bit that someone from an old case team that I ran circles around got an interview and I didn't. Any other monkeys want to commiserate? 28 4 years 2 months
RBS LayoffsMore bad news, monkeys... http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-12/rbs-to-lose-5-500-investment-bank-jobs-as-it-exits-mergers-cash-equities.html 3 4 years 3 months
Google Business AnalystBeen in touch with the Google Commerce team a bit. Does anyone know anything about pay/hours/exit opps for an Associate Business Analyst? 1 4 years 4 months

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1) How did you pick your co-founders, and how did...1) How did you pick your co-founders, and how did you know you found the right team? 2) How did you decide now was the right time for entrepreneurship, and that this was the idea worth your time? 101 1 month 4 hours
Not sure what your odds are, other than: a) Your...Not sure what your odds are, other than: a) Your profile definitely exists at top schools today (or maybe APAE and I know the same person) b) I'd want you as my classmate a lot more than the 9th kid from consulting/banking/PE firm, because those kids are a dime a dozen (I should know). I think a... 4 1 month 6 days
Oh yeah, totally agree. I probably should have...Oh yeah, totally agree. I probably should have broken that sentence up differently. either can do FoF and stay there, or do corp dev and hope for primary investing role. 10 2 months 23 hours
I still think network matters, because one of the...I still think network matters, because one of the few paths I can see is that five years out, you've been developing a ton of knowledge in one industry at MBB and have operational credibility, and your friend from school, who had pre-MBA PE experience and made their way back into the industry, is... 10 2 months 1 day
In terms of business school, 5 of 6 Berkshire...In terms of business school, 5 of 6 Berkshire associates in last year's class ended up at HBS. 6th is at GSB. Everyone I've met from there has been quite personable. They definitely pay high prices for good assets. Just closing a fund that's in the ~$5.5B range IIRC. Berkshire is known for being... 6 2 months 4 weeks
Fair enough. I just know that for most of my...Fair enough. I just know that for most of my former colleagues (who didn't do PE) and my section-mates from the other two of MBB, finance is/has been more of a slog than other courses. But that definitely sounds like you'll be prepared. 22 4 months 2 days
At HBS now, would have seriously considered...At HBS now, would have seriously considered Wharton if I got in. Background was MBB + PE, was already in Boston. If you don't mind actually going to class (a novel concept for some), I'd argue for HBS...you pretty much can't miss class, while my friends at Wharton seem to be traveling constantly... 22 4 months 1 week
In terms of best places to work, BCG made #2 of...In terms of best places to work, BCG made #2 of all US companies on the most recent Fortune list. Maybe Bain is a better place to work if you're 23, but if you're past that initial level or your career, BCG may be a better environment? 184 5 months 2 weeks
There are way more people in my section who are 3...There are way more people in my section who are 3 years out of undergrad than 2 years out. Four years ago, I was in your shoes, rushing to go to B-school after 2 years. Not getting in then was one of the better things that has happened to my career, I have learned a ton since then about what I like... 4 7 months 2 weeks
Defense and consumer (specifically food) seem...Defense and consumer (specifically food) seem pretty strong, at least from working with them 17 8 months 3 weeks
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