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Worst disillusionment stories and cases - IB...Some recent semi-related posts made me curious about this subject: what are the worst cases of disillusionment in terms of feelings, thoughts, mindsets, or even actions that you guys have experienced or witnessed others experience as regards to their IB analyst stint? Several former analysts that I... 2 years 2 months
Corp Dev.....How to Maximize Exit Ops?Given how things are in the job market/economy, like many other recent MBA grads I find myself considering alternate career roles/positions while still trying to keep my long-term goals in sight. I would most like to do direct PE, though if possible would also like to keep my options open and... 4 years 1 week

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What's a startup? A fairly widely referenced definition (albeit very high-level and qualitative in nature) in the tech industry was coined by Steve Blank a few years back as : "a start-up is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model." Note: for those not familiar with the start... 1 week 2 days
Consumer Venture CapitalMaveron. They cite themselves as "consumer-only venture capital" 5 months 1 week
Any anime fans here?I've always like the organized crime genre so in terms of anime, I'd recommend the following: 1) Black Lagoon 2) Gungrave 3) Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom 4) Kaze no Yojimbo 9 months 10 hours
Mid Tier SuitsI was in a similar situation a few years ago. For me, I just graduated MBA with a fair amount of student debt so I needed some solid suits but within a reasonable budget. I would recommend looking at the following brands: Jack Victor, Hart Schaffner Marx, and Joseph Abboud. They all make a decent... 9 months 6 days
Can I get into Elite Business School right after...The answer is technically yes. In every b-school class, there are outliers. In the age category there are people who are much older (i.e. with families) and people who are really young (i.e. out of undergrad). A partial explanation for this is diversity, adcoms do like an incoming class with varied... 9 months 1 week
Deloitte vs MBBI will give you my advice and experience. I worked at Deloitte Consulting – S... 1 year 4 days
Compulsive Lying - effect in the long-term? [...[quote=notthehospitalER]Fair enough - would be interesting to hear the degrees to which non-compulsive liars are comfortable with the practice. I for one, as an example (and I assume like most people) have zero qualms about true white lies to people I am not close with, but won't even tell white... 1 year 2 weeks
Compulsive Lying - effect in the long-term? [...[quote=Rumplesmoothspin] GoldenCinderblock: If I'm bored, I'll go to a bar and pretend to be someone else and troll people. It's fun. Try it. People buy you drinks if they like your stories about being a lumberjack or an eagle trainer. I know one day I'm going to go to a bar, tell a group of... 1 year 2 weeks
H/S vs. WWill add my thoughts as I attended HSW and worked at a consulting firm where about 50% of each “class” went to b-school. I would say the overall perception are the lines are “more blurred” as you stated. While the vast majority of people (both from my consulting class and those I met at welcome... 1 year 3 weeks
What is the missing variable in acceptance rate?My thoughts: 1) I definitely agree with self-selection rationale, which you brought in the beginning and BGP2587 elaborated upon a bit. I actually think this is the main underlying reason (though no hard evidence, just speculation). 2) Group interviews - Wharton recently introduced group... 1 year 3 months