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David and Goliath: The Boutique and The Bulge...Mod Note (Andy) - This incredible post originally went up October 2013 and is great info for those thinking about which types of banks to apply to for FT and SA positions Autumn has arrived. For those seniors fresh off their summer analyst stint or juniors gearing up for recruiting, October... 2 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 7 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 10 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... 2 years 1 month
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... 2 years 3 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 10 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 7 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 8 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 10 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 4 months

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No, this is not normal from my experience. I have...No, this is not normal from my experience. I have seen some retail-facing wealth management staff put things in their 'Summary' section like "Views are entirely my own and do not represent the opinions of my Firm" or something similar. I have never heard of having to give over access to your... 1 day 19 hours
Thoughtful reflection. moneymogul: Realize that...Thoughtful reflection. [quote="moneymogul"] Realize that life isn't deterministic. Outsized success requires good fortune on top of the usual suspect accolades.[/quote] Good post with a mature perspective. 2 days 4 hours
A banking associate role is definitely within...A banking associate role is definitely within reach from a top-15 school. All the BB firms maintain healthy relationships with the career services office at each program. Obviously a school like Wharton is going to get more attention and receive more internship offers vs. Darden or Fuqua, but you'... 6 days 17 hours
Jared Dillian: Not much into druggie hipster...[quote="Jared Dillian"]Not much into druggie hipster house guys[/quote]Because Hawtin isn't into drugs? If raising legitimate points about how inflated, empty, and predictable the cancerous blight of "EDM" has become in the U.S. makes someone a hipster, then call me a hipster (never thought I'd... 1 week 16 hours
Painting with the broadest brush strokes possible...Painting with the broadest brush strokes possible, firms like that tend to have an easy work-life balance, low employee turnover, and can present an interesting and lucrative opportunity for career progression. Given the data that shows how compelling returns in top quartile and median MM buyout... 1 week 1 day
Yes, there is a continual thinning of the herd....Yes, there is a continual thinning of the herd. There are fewer post-MBA seats in PE than pre-MBA. This makes sense when you think about it. Someone who is a founder, partner, or MD of a fund is likely going to stay in that seat for 20 years or more (unless he started the business in his late 50s... 1 week 1 day
Jared Dillian: Richie Hawtin is a virtuoso. But...[quote="Jared Dillian"]Richie Hawtin is a virtuoso. But I like all three[/quote]Can't omit Troxler. 1 week 1 day
+1 Glad to see you back. Your other "Random...+1 Glad to see you back. Your other "Random Musings" was great, looking forward to seeing the next iteration of both. 2 weeks 8 hours
ThirdCoastBorn: +1 simply because posts of this...[quote="ThirdCoastBorn"][/quote]+1 simply because posts of this quality are rare on here lately. 2 weeks 1 day
No questions, but +1 for the consistent quality...No questions, but +1 for the consistent quality of your posts over the years. 2 weeks 5 days