| Can you kill the scroll hijack?The "smooth scroll" hijack is kind of annoying. I would suggest removing it -- I think the browser's native scrolling functionality is adequate. Thanks much.|| 1 month 1 day|
| How to make VP in Private EquityMod Note (Andy): This was originally posted 7/15/13. See his most recent post updating on his status (posted 5/26/15) here.
A few weeks ago, I shut down my ThinkPad for the last time, turned in my security badge, and said farewell to my colleagues – and to PE and private equity interviews. I...|| 8 months 1 week|
| Life after PE - the other roadAs I mentioned in a previous thread ("How to Make VP in Private Equity"), a couple years ago I said goodbye to the private equity industry and decided to try my luck in the tech industry. Not as a VC associate. Not as an “entrepreneur”. As a programmer. Yep, you read that right. After thinking...|| 8 months 1 week|
| Investment bankers on a contract basis?Kind of interesting. You guys think it would catch on at all?
Here it is.|| 9 months 5 days|
| Advanced organizational literacy - a year end...I don’t know about you guys, but one of my favorite traditions around the holidays / year end is to pause everything for a moment and take stock of where I’m at and where I’m going. As part of this process, I usually enlist the help of a book or two, preferably something that puts a new spin on a...|| 1 month 2 days|
| Startup to automate IB analyst work?I wondered when some startup was going to try and tackle this. Pellucid Analytics is trying to add some automation to the pitchbook generation process. What do you think monkeys? Will this catch on? Will analysts be replaced by software?|| 1 year 3 months|
| Year-end book recommendationsSo the year has come and gone and the holiday season is once again upon us. And unless you are one of the poor unfortunate souls with a sadistic MD and pitch the day after New Year's, you're probably looking forward to some down time between now and year-end. I know I am, and one of the things I...|| 2 years 1 month|
| Life after PEI've been steadily chugging down "the track" for some time now. Target school > MM banking (one year) > lateral to BB banking > PE, the whole nine. I've managed to stretch out my current PE associate tenure well beyond the typical two years, but I've extended my rope as far as it can go so it's...|| 2 years 10 months|
| Pushing BackSo throughout my finance tenure, I've adopted and maintained the usual junior resource demeanor. In other words, do as you're told, don't talk back, eat the shit sandwich with a smile on your face, and always try to appease the boss even if he's off the reservation. However, after noticing that (...|| 3 years 11 months|
| The end of the trackI'm approaching the end of my third year as an associate at a MM PE fund. I'll either be promoted at year end or transitioned out. Getting promoted would be great in theory, but the trouble is, I'm actually becoming less and less enthused about the more "senior" (i.e. VP level and up) pe track....|| 4 years 3 months|