| Why You Should Reject that Start-Up JobI've always considered myself entrepreneurial at heart. Even since I've started my work in IB, I have continued to work on developing a few "back pocket" ideas that I'm excited about. Indeed, ever since I can remember, I have wanted to start my own business, not because I hope to be the next...|| 1 month 2 weeks|
| Response to "My Private Equity Recruiting...Mod Note (Andy): This comment by @Northsider was posted in direct response to @Candor's post "My Private Equity Recruiting Process"
Having been through PE recruiting on both sides of the table now, I have a few reactions:
1. I heartily disagree with the idea that having a closed deal at all...|| 1 year 1 month|
| NorthSider's Semi-Regular, Curated Linkwrap...All too often lately, it seems, I am behind on replying to private messages. Though it is my sincerest intention to follow up on each item in my backlog, there is one question I receive more than all others: Which newspapers, blogs, periodicals, books, editorialists, academics, etc. do you follow...|| 1 year 5 months|
| Summer 2015 PE RecruitingLet the games begin... private equity interviews are already in full swing.|| 1 year 9 months|
| Does herd mentality play a role in the popularity...Mod note (Andy): WSO top comments - this one is from the post|| 2 years 2 months|
| Why are we Obsessed with "Work/Life Balance...I've been doing a fair bit of thinking about the idea of a "work/life balance", and it's a topic that I encounter more often on this board than just about anywhere else, so I thought it an appropriate forum for discussion.
When I was in college interviewing for the typical set of sought-after...|| 2 years 4 months|
| Basic Questions About PE Recruiting Answered1. When does PE recruiting cycle start?
Varies from year to year, but for the last 3 cycles, the main process has either run during March / April of your 1st year (2012 and 2014 Associate classes) or January / February of your 2nd year (2013 Associate class)
2. When does it end? Most funds...|| 2 years 5 months|
| Bon Voyage SAC CapitalFrom bloomberg: [quote]Billionaire Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors LP, the hedge fund accused of fostering a culture of rampant insider trading, has agreed to plead guilty to securities fraud and wire fraud, pay a record $1.8 billion and shutter its investment advisory business.
The...|| 2 years 5 months|
| Steven Cohen Charged in SAC FiascoSurprised this hasn't made the rounds on here yet. I'll let the article speak for itself.
[quote]Steven Cohen's long personal immunity to accusations of insider trading that have circled his hedge fund and former employees has come to an end.
The Securities...|| 2 years 9 months|
| Bye Bye BitcoinIn what is perhaps the most inevitable headline of the last couple months, the government has begun closing in on Bitcoin. The Washington Post reports that the Department of Homeland Security has frozen the Dwolla account of the primary Bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox. Importantly, the DHS is in charge...|| 2 years 11 months|