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Taking hard classes and doing OK vs. taking easy...Moderator Note (Andy): Best of WSO - this post originally went up March 2007 and we thought it deserved to go back on the homepage for those who may have never seen it. I made the mistake of taking difficult courses much earlier and in a shorter timeframe than other kids, and I'm paying for it... 9 months 3 weeks
Chrysler holdouts vs. Obama Admin this is going to be an interesting case going forward. 6 years 9 months
trader fightThe fun starts about half way through. 6 years 10 months
Will Obama try to make finance less attractive..."We need young people, instead of -- a smart kid coming out of school, instead of wanting to be an investment banker, we need them to decide if they want to be an engineer, they want to be a scientist, they want to be a doctor or a teacher." While the economy is doing the job for him for the... 6 years 10 months
Insomnia Cookies....So I'm sitting in the library right now grinding through finals prep, and I have this sudden craving for Insomnia Cookies. I don't know about you guys, but these are best cookies ever made...ever... I was looking through what schools have Insomnia Cookies and the list is quite large now. Are they... 7 years 1 month
Chi or NYC for tradingHave a choice between working in two groups which I am indifferent between. Only difference is location. Assuming company will cover housing cost differential, which location would you choose as a trader? 7 years 3 months
considering other areas of financeideally, BB would be the target for banking, with boutiques being the second best alternative. however, if both don't work, where do you plan on going? how are your guys' recruiting seasons going? i'm curious as to whether you guys are considering alternatives within finance (corp fin, s... 7 years 3 months
CDS on Exchanges, thoughts?With the CME and Citadel teaming up to list CDS, and with banks unable to contest this effort, it appears we are going to have CDS listed by early November. This is a huge market and it would be very interesting to see how this fares in terms of liquidity. What are your thoughts on how this... 7 years 3 months
TransMarket Group: reputation and quality of...Has anyone heard about them? They trade rates futures primarily. Trying to get some feedback about reputation and quality of operations. 8 months 4 weeks
IntradeWhat are your guys' thoughts on the odds on Intrade? Chance of recession during 2009: 79% Chance of Barack Obama winning election: 78.2% 7 years 4 months


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the above post is goldthe above post is gold 4 years 5 months
"Personally I think I like the city of Philly..."Personally I think I like the city of Philly over Chicago, but I don't really know anything about either city, so I can't say anything about that." I'll give you 10:1 odds that you'll like Chicago more than you'd ever like Philly. 6 years 2 months
the iphone does everything better than a...the iphone does everything better than a blackberry for personal and business purposes. it then does 10x that with multitude of apps available. also, if you are worried about running 3rd-party programs in the background (like Pandora or, you can always jailbreak your iphone and install... 6 years 7 months
lol marcus. marcus. epic. 6 years 7 months
good observation. saw the movie a few days ago...good observation. saw the movie a few days ago. overall, very good. also, very underrated. 6 years 7 months
one intern at bx is umich. said intern also intern at bx is umich. said intern also had close to a third of tier-1 internship offers at umich bba. 6 years 7 months
ask your boss to hook you up if at all possible...ask your boss to hook you up if at all possible. cold-emailing could work. unfortunately, pwm doesn't have a lot of clout. if you can manage to strike up a face-to-face conversation with a banker, you'll have a much better shot. 6 years 7 months
would it be safe to assume that said junior...would it be safe to assume that said junior bankers will get promoted to fill the spots? 6 years 7 months
do a search. that's all a search. that's all folks. 6 years 7 months
while not the same, getting a RSS reader on your...while not the same, getting a RSS reader on your blackberry or iphone could work. 6 years 7 months
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