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David and Goliath: The Boutique and The Bulge...Mod Note (Andy) - "Throwback Thursdays" - this originally was posted October 2013 Autumn has arrived. For those seniors fresh off their summer analyst stint or juniors gearing up for recruiting, October means something more: you need to decide where you want to work. The easiest way to... 10 months 1 week
Why there isn't more diversity on the streetMod note (Andy): WSO top comments - this one is from the post in response to diversity in investment banks. "Any front office African Americans in IB?". This is a great comment for anyone who hasn't seen it. Click here to see more top rated comments You asked why there isn't more diversity on... 1 year 3 months
Giving Back: Beginning as a Contributing AuthorI’ve been asked to begin contributing as an author on this site, and given how many private messages and replies I’ve been receiving to a number of my posts within several threads lately, I was happy to oblige. Let me state up-front that I unfortunately can’t do an AMA, simply because there are... 1 year 7 months
The "log in to read more" barrierI know this is a site feature designed to promote active participation and generate more unique registered users for the site, but it is incredibly annoying to not be able to see full threads without signing in. For those of us who cannot sign in at work due to company policy regarding posting on... 1 year 10 months
Good luck to all starting Summer Analyst roles...Best of luck to everyone beginning their summer analyst gigs today. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, running off to the hallowed halls of Goldman, Morgan, Lehman (wait...), Citi, and the shiny newer nameplates of Moelis, Evercore, Gleacher, and Greenhill, may you all succeed this summer in the most... 1 year 11 months
Taubman leaves Morgan StanleyWow, didn't see this one coming. http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/11/05/taubman-to-leave-morgan-stanley/ [quote]Since the financial crisis, Morgan Stanley has been struggling to squeeze more money out of its sales and trading business, which has suffered as the bank has pulled back on taking... 2 years 6 months
Kobe Loses Three Mansions + $75m in DivorceMonkeys, This topic has been beaten to death on these forums, but in case you aren't absolutely convinced of the necessity of signing the almighty get-out-of-marital-jail-free card known as the prenuptial agreement, take a life lesson from the living case of Kobe Bryant. http://sports.yahoo.... 3 years 4 months
Inspiration : How Bad Do You Want It? (Success)How badly do you want to succeed? Do you actually live, breathe, think, and sleep for success ... or are you simply mouthing the words, going through the motions, living a very lie? This is pretty powerful. I don't like talking about my personal background here, but I found so much of what the... 3 years 5 months
Occupy Occupy Wall StreetAnyone else see this shit and think it's hilarious? I don't care your stance on the original topic itself (I'm looking at you, ANT/TheKing/bondarb), this is downright hilarious. Occupy Occupy Wall Street, join the resistance . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5eB_c-JBpo... 3 years 7 months
Rent an Entire Country?Saw something from Travel and Leisure in my feed a minute ago that made me double-take. Apparently now through Airbnb.com you can rent the entire Principality of Lichtenstein on a nightly basis, or if your means are more meager, one or some of the villages therein. Read the full article here, but... 4 years 1 month

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keep getting mixed signals, is uchicago a target.... 6 months 3 weeks
How various professionals see the world[quote=DukeDev][/quote]This is accurate, insightful, and colorful. 9 months 1 week
GS vs Barcap (HC)Since the turn of the year, Barclays has lost a cadre of prominent rainmakers: Ros Stephenson, Paul Parker, Skip McGee, and several others. I view this as a structural shift on the firm's part. I'd pursue the Goldman opportunity regardless, but in light of the recent attrition, I think this is an... 11 months 3 weeks
Why does everyone want Private Equity?[quote=Dingdong08][/quote]Great read. +1 1 year 6 days
106 Rejections, 1 Success & Unquantifiable...Congratulations, this is fantastic. Really pleased that this worked out for you. Apologize for the delayed response, I have barely been on this site. All the best as you begin your future role. 1 year 2 weeks
2014 NBA Draft Prospects - Who should go First...SB for you. Love the reasoning. A couple points on Embiid - I really like your logic. One thing to note is that it isn't true that he's only played for 3 years. That's part of the hype machine to build his aura. In Cameroon he worked with the national coach for years, he just didn't focus on it... 1 year 1 month
2014 NBA Draft Prospects - Who should go First...In my assessment, Parker is the most polished all-around player right now. His floor is the highest. Weaknesses so far are defense and assists - interesting to see how this pans out when he gets to the most elite level of play and has to rely fully on 4 other players as well as himself. Wiggins... 1 year 1 month
The Complete Coward’s Guide to Starting a Company...[quote=Rhys da Vinci]It's extremely frustrating because it's hard to get capital for a great idea that can change the world because the people who control the capital are only trying to find the next Instagram or Snapchat, instead of companies that will truly change the world and benefit society.[/... 1 year 1 month
LinkedIn is the new Facebook[quote=SSits]I treat Linkedin as a personal creds pack/resume - people can due diligence my (self-published) background before/after meeting me in a business or networking context, get some information that avoids them having to ask blatant or boring questions which they may not otherwise have time... 1 year 2 months
Palantir - anyone know anything about this firm?It's a big data (both structured and unstructured) analytics firm that services mostly government entities (and, post-crisis) a lot of clients in the FIG space (see comment above re: SAC). I know two people on the technical side and one on the business side - one engineer getting more senior... 1 year 2 months