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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... 1 week 5 days
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 5 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 8 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 12 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... 2 years 1 month
Taubman leaves Morgan StanleyWow, didn't see this one coming. [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 8 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. 3 years 5 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 6 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 . . . 3 years 8 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 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 2 months


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WSO 10 Year Anniversary: THANK YOU (10% Off Site...Congrats, Patrick. You've built a great thing, happy for your success. 4 days 13 hours
What "Ballers" gets about football and...This is one of the worst HBO shows I've seen yet. I was hugely disappointed. I love the Rock. I want to see him succeed. I love football. The Rock and football together in a show produced by one of the best television production houses in history ... had me at half-mast before I even saw a trailer... 5 days 10 hours
IB Exit Ops in SportsThere are several former bankers in CorpDev roles at the MSG Company as well as one that I know of at Raptor Group (Pallotta's family office/fund), but I don't know to what extent he has exposure to the Celtics or AS Roma vs. all the traditional principal investments. It can be done, and from... 1 week 12 hours
Business School or Straight to PE from Elite...If this is 2+2 at HBS, email Dee and ask to explain your situation. They will absolutely let you defer additional years, up to two (to make it 4+2) without even blinking. Some of the inaugural class (first ever to apply and be accepted into 2+2) actually went 5 (and I've heard rumors about a few... 1 week 12 hours
Airline membership??? Delta?If you're going to be doing any serious amount of traveling, you absolutely want to familiarize yourself with the best blog on all things membership rewards: The Points Guy. He's got an insane amount of knowledge on credit card, hotel, and airline rewards, and the amount of information available... 1 week 6 days
Best Restructuring teams in LondonTo answer your last question, Blackstone R&R won't be a part of Blackstone after the transition to PJT. Blackstone historically (in the U.S.) has been the firm on the debtor side, with Houlihan leading on the creditor side. Rothschild is very, very strong in both M&A and Restructuring in London. 2 weeks 6 days
GS Analyst dies[quote="Money_All_Day"]i read an article that they believe he killed himself. No offense, if you're going to kill yourself over a job your priorities in life are really screwed up. I learned a while ago to take your job seriously, but not beat yourself up over it. Life's too short. Doesn't mean don... 1 month 2 days
Opinion on Bridgespan Group vs. Deloitte S&O...The senior guy who moved over at the partner level is obviously set and doesn't need to look around for future options much. The younger guy has been promoted there once. I haven't talked to him in two years, so I have no idea whether he wants to move laterally or continue at Bridgespan. My thought... 1 month 2 days
GS Analyst diesThat makes sense for a couple of reasons. a) People outside of high-powered cities (NYC, London, SF, LA, Chicago, etc.) seem to have a far better grasp on a balanced life. b) When your clients are in the lower to middle market, their needs and personalities are probably far less demanding.... 1 month 3 days
Opinion on Bridgespan Group vs. Deloitte S&O...I can't comment on that group at Deloitte because I've never heard of it, but I can talk about Bridgespan. I know two people there; they're both among the sharpest people I've ever met in the consulting world. Both are former Bain, one went over at the consultant level and another at the partner... 1 month 3 days