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Laziness and the Merits of Hard WorkMod Note (Andy): Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/7/14 and ranks #4 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. This one is from the post "Is banking worth it in this political environment?".... 4 months 3 weeks
Bin Laden Shooter Thoughts on this? I find the charactures painted by both parties pretty comical. [quote]And while he’s angered military brass by going public — violating the SEALs’ honored “ethos” that prizes secrecy and... 6 months 2 weeks
Congress Sends Roger Goodell Letter What the fuck is this nonsense? Since when was show business gossip a matter of congressional concern? They should get a list of the 12 members of congress that spent the time and effort to get... 8 months 2 weeks
Non-Target to [Insert Goal Here]I probably receive a few PMs a month from people who are from some variation of an out of favor background for Wall Street/Investment Banking/Private Equity. It varies from institution, to GPA to current professional position, and all of the above. The most common question I'm asked is: is it... 8 months 3 weeks
Privatized CensorshipNot trying to start an Israel/Palestine discussion... that's not at all the point I'm trying to make here, but am I the only one completely weirded out by the fact that any American that comes out publicly and says something contrary to the prevailing media narrative immediately retrenches within a... 10 months 1 week
Hedge Fund EconomicsI don't expect any WSO'ers to have some inside scoop here... but I was just doing the math and I don't 100% understand how the economics of a hedge fund work. Lets take a simple example. PM manages a $1bn book - Has 2 Jr PMs working under him, 2 Sr Associates and 2 Associates; so 7 people... 10 months 3 weeks
King of all TrollsHow do we get this guy to do a one month residency on WSO? 11 months 1 week
Jos A Bank Suits - Best Bang for your Buck 11 months 2 weeks
Meet the New Birther Movement While I have no discernible party affiliation or political bent, the hilarity of this article is beyond description. The comparison is drawn between Hilary falling down and bumping her head and NFL players who spend... 1 year 4 days
Donald Sterling What a hypocritical dinosaur this fucker is. #1- He is/was fucking a black/Mexican chick #2- He makes his living off of very talented black people #3- This fucker was born Donald Tokowitz... 1 year 3 weeks


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Sports for NetworkingGood idea, that way no one else that has the same question has a shot at every finding this thread. 2 weeks 4 days
Adderall is creating a Brave New WorkplaceNot sure how old you think I am, but up until a few years ago I was a young banker working 80-90 hour weeks and adderall saw heavy adderall use while I was in college. So this isn't a generational gap issue... I just don't think Adderall is very prevalent on Wall Street, contrary to the tone of... 3 weeks 3 days
Adderall is creating a Brave New WorkplaceAdderall isn't creating a brave new anything... you seem to be implying that its becoming increasingly prevalent in the workplace, but you don't provide any evidence to suggest this is the case. Having worked on Wall Street for a fair amount of time, I can count Adderall users I've come across on... 3 weeks 3 days
IB Career: 30's, 40's, and BeyondI'm close to 30. How old are you? You sound like you haven't lived a day outside a world where making $14 bucks an hour lifeguarding is a windfall. Your disbelief and incredulity tells it all. I have a handful or so of MD-or-close-to-it friends who make high-6 to low-7 digit incomes. The... 1 month 3 weeks
IB Career: 30's, 40's, and BeyondIt's mostly bullshit. While in banking, I once picked up someone else's iphone thinking it was my own and unintentionally read a text or two, it was pretty sad/hilarious the lens of distortion applied to people's actual experiences and what is communicated to friends. Not to judge too hard, I've... 1 month 3 weeks
IB Career: 30's, 40's, and BeyondThere's no trolling here, you're the only one that sounds like a college kid. He's right on the money. 7-figures in NYC is not rich, its upper middle class. $1.5m is high-six digits after taxes. If you're married with 3 kids, you're living comfortably but you're still budgeting and being... 1 month 3 weeks
IB Career: 30's, 40's, and BeyondLet's start off with clarifying what I was saying. It was quite clear and doesn't really warrant clarification, but I'll humor you anyway. I was speaking to the poster characterizing all/most senior bankers as douchey and full of themselves. My point was that's not entirely accurate, senior... 1 month 3 weeks
Hedge Fund Interview to Job Conversion RateWhat the fuck do you care if the kids you're interviewing against "end up" anywhere after getting dinged at one shop? If what you're asking is "I got dinged at a few hedge funds, do I just not have what it takes", no one really knows the answer to that, including you. The whole purpose of... 2 months 2 weeks
Hedge Fund Interview to Job Conversion RateWhat a stupid metric. That's not a conversion rate. Conversion rate would be how many places you interviewed at versus how many offers you get. Just because a firm interviews 50 kids to fill one slot, doesn't mean a kid has to interview at 50 places to get 1 offer. For a relatively solid... 2 months 2 weeks
Anyone at a megafund from Barcap?There have been plenty. From your post it sounds like you're under the impression you're somehow disadvantaged coming from Barclays. Versus MS and GS, yeah maybe, but generally speaking, you're just as marketable as the next guy. And for the record, being advantaged (from GS/MS) really only... 2 months 2 weeks