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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. http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/19/health/sleep-loss-brain-damage/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 1 year 3 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 2 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 5 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... 3 years 7 months
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 3 years 9 months
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... 3 years 10 months
Pagemill PartnersHas anyone on here done any work with Pagemill Partners and care to share their view of the firm, it's people? 3 years 12 months

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What exactly happened to all the fired analysts/...[quote="ib_2020"]That's even more evidence of that whole 29-30 gap. That's very interesting. I'd assume it's something of a taboo to mention in the office.[/quote] Why would it be a taboo? Bankers love reminiscing about the past - the good times and the bad. It's no secret that a bunch of... 22 hours 5 min
When are VC funds most sensitive to downturns[quote="Mango201"]Since most investments are made in the first few years, a downturn 3 years from now could also result in all your portfolio companies (which you invested in at high prices), being hit when they are young and vulnerable. Would that still be better than scenarios 4 and 5? Also,... 2 days 1 hour
When are VC funds most sensitive to downturns#2 for sure, followed by #3. Periods after a downturn are proven to create a lot of successful companies and good VC returns. There is less capital getting put to work so you see higher quality deals at lower prices, and also the companies tend to run more lean and be more efficient as they... 3 days 8 hours
How do you guys deal with negative press about...If someone gives you crap, just ask them what *they* think you do. They will fumble around and say something dumb. Then ask them what about this thing they can't define is evil. They'll inevitably say something about screwing over little old ladies. You then have an opportunity to tell them... 1 week 1 day
Finance Major Computer Science MinorHaving a technical/STEM component to your education will always help you and open up lots of new possibilities. Your school may be different, but at most schools a STEM minor is a lot of work. Most people that get them are already in another STEM major and already have all of the necessary pre-... 1 week 1 day
Standing Desk - 1st Year AnalystWell, when I was at a BB 10 years ago we had an entire group dedicated to ergonomic work space design. Complain to HR about back problems and these super annoying people would show up. Despite the effort of dealing with them, it was worth it. They would get you a good chair and anything else that... 1 week 6 days
HSW MBA w/ Banking&PE Experience Considering...As long as you have a decent story (sounds like you do) of why you want to do banking again, it shouldn't be a problem at all. You might want to focus on boutiques/smaller banks that will value your well rounded skill set and ability to help train analysts versus BBs. I was an Assoc/VP at a... 2 weeks 7 hours
Bonus to 401K - Reasons Not To?You are looking at this too short term. Your annual take home is going to be the same post tax either way. From a time value of money perspective, you are actually better off putting it all into the year end bonus, not because of the marginal tax rate increase. What you've laid out is the right... 2 weeks 6 days
Those who worked in NYC finance before moving to...Early in your career, it is a very big deal. Honestly, it can help set the stage for the rest of your life. I spent just over 5 years in NYC, first in S... 2 weeks 6 days
Transition into VC from Private Wealth Management...[quote="Dingus_supremo"]Good to know. Does it matter what sort of role in the startup? Or can it pretty much be anything from financial to marketing?[/quote] There are a bunch of different roles that would help your story, but biz dev and product management are likely your best options,... 3 weeks 4 days