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All nighters lead to brain damage?If I had known this, I may have taken a different career path back in the day. 1 year 8 months
Exit Ops - The End of The Show IITo echo the post from Tier2Sta, I also handed in my resignation today after nearly 10 years in finance, primarily in IB, at both the BB and boutique level. I don't have quite the negative view that he does. There have been many times over the years that my job has absolutely sucked, but it has... 3 years 7 months
Econ Data - The Most Important Graphs of 2011This is a great set of graphs and data from The Atlantic: Data Dump I found the charts relating to taxes and government spending to be particularly interesting, and there were some trends that I wouldn't have necessarily expected, particularly that low marginal tax rates don't create jobs (... 3 years 10 months
Board of Directors as a bankerDoes anyone here have experience serving on a BOD while working as a banker? Is this common? I have recently been approached by a company, and they want me to serve on their board. I could see some potential conflicts of interest arising as the boutique I work for is active in the company's... 4 years 1 week
Effective DeflationI've been thinking about the new $15/month charge from Citi for not maintaining your checking account at an amount greater than $6k (most people can't). Given that they are only paying .01% on checking right now, which is 4 years 1 month
How to get mid-level Corp Dev Jobs from IBAnyone here have experience interviewing for mid-level corporate development jobs in tech (Sr Manager, Director, etc.) coming straight from IB? I am aware of a couple of interesting opportunities. I have connections to the groups, and I have been talking back and forth with people in each of... 4 years 3 months
Pagemill PartnersHas anyone on here done any work with Pagemill Partners and care to share their view of the firm, it's people? 4 years 4 months


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When you say professional athlete what do you...When you say professional athlete what do you mean? NBA/NFL/MLB or underwater basket weaving? If you were in a major sport that would significantly help your application. I'm not criticizing "lesser" sports - I was a collegiate and pro cyclist, but those don't move the needle like football or... 1 week 1 day
This book just came out this week. It is more...This book just came out this week. It is more entrepreneur focused, but it is supposed to be good. 1 week 2 days
If you ultimately want PE, you should do banking.If you ultimately want PE, you should do banking. 1 week 3 days
Also, I'd suggest that you write a script that...Also, I'd suggest that you write a script that develops the story I mentioned above, while covering the relevant topics. You can then tailor your sides to fit the script. I find it easier to start with a script and then do the slides than vice versa. 1 week 4 days
Don't try to do a demo if you only have 10...Don't try to do a demo if you only have 10 minutes to pitch in front of a group. Also, don't do videos. Inevitably, something goes wrong with the connection, projector, etc. if you are trying to demo in an uncontrolled environment. Any interested investors can later come to you to see the... 1 week 4 days
How does your compensation structure work?...How does your compensation structure work? Salary + commission? Draw? How does your company do commission on long term recurring contracts? 1 week 5 days
Most kids from UIUC that make it into banking are...Most kids from UIUC that make it into banking are finance and/or accounting or engineering. Doesn't mean you can't get there with Econ/stats, but I'd guess that it hurts more than helps. 1 week 6 days
I'd just put Nov 2015 - Dec 2015I'd just put Nov 2015 - Dec 2015 2 weeks 2 days
Join the Marines, they'll put some discipline in...Join the Marines, they'll put some discipline in you. 2 weeks 3 days
The VC, despite what they think, is never the...The VC, despite what they think, is never the smartest guy in the room when it comes to a company's specifc sector. The management team is. The VC just thinks they are smarter. 1 month 2 weeks
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