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How did investment banking culture end up this...In general, I’ve always blindly accepted investment banking culture. The rules, the interview process, the face time, the mistreatment of younger employees. It never really bothered me… That said, I am currently reading a fantastic book called “In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes... 2 years 5 months
Beating the stock marketAny new investor is quickly exposed to the concept of beating the market. It seems the industry is obsessed with this goal. Fund managers are paid their bonuses on relative performance to the market. Individual stocks are often displayed on a graph in comparison to the general market... It is... 2 years 5 months
The 10 ways to know your boss likes youThe following are 10 giveaways that you are in good standing at the firm: 1. Your boss doesn’t clock you in and out: If you are performing very well, you will eventually notice that your boss doesn’t care as much if you show up a bit late, leave a bit early or take a longer lunch.... 2 years 6 months
Make the most out of your MBA... Because you only...Eminem was onto something when he sang “because opportunity comes once in a lifetime”… I doubt he realized that his advice is extremely relevant to MBA students! When I came out of MBA, I specifically remember large banks posting “rotation programs” (sales... 2 years 6 months
5 Rules of Getting a Job from a Non-Target SchoolI’ve been in the industry for several years and I’ve come across every type of situation. I’ve met guys from top schools who work in bulge bracket firms, but I’ve also met people from those same schools who can’t seem to land a great job. Conversely, I’ve met guys from non-target schools who... 2 years 6 months
The Harsh Truth about Why You May Not Get...When you join a large organization, you tend to hear HR buzz words like: career development, career progression, succession planning, growth opportunities, etc. Essentially, you are being told that your organization takes a tremendous interest in your career development. In many cases, that is... 2 years 6 months
The 10 commandments for surviving your summer...Moderator Note (Andy): DM123 completed an engineering degree and an MBA. He has work experience as an investment banking analyst, mid-market lending analyst, and is currently a corporate banking associate at a global investment bank. He also has co-op experience in management consulting, and in... 2 years 7 months

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Long Hair?i think the very fact that you are asking the question (and in your wording you admit that it could kill your chances) says enough... thats like me wearing two different color socks, it bothering me, and then i ask the question on WSO to verify that wearing diff color socks is indeed a problem... 4 months 6 hours
Long Hair?i think the very fact that you are asking the question (and in your wording you admit that it could kill your chances) says enough... thats like me wearing two different color socks, it bothering me, and then i ask the question on WSO to verify that wearing diff color socks is indeed a problem... 4 months 6 hours
Long Hair?i think the very fact that you are asking the question (and in your wording you admit that it could kill your chances) says enough... thats like me wearing two different color socks, it bothering me, and then i ask the question on WSO to verify that wearing diff color socks is indeed a problem... 4 months 6 hours
2014 WSO Rankings for Investment Banks: Overall...basically this just measures popularity of these banks amongst WSO members. If WSO members typically dont work at MS ... then MS would be mentioned less and would be lower on the list. Being that I am Canadian, I can comment that looking at the 4 canadian banks this list is wrong. RBC is the... 4 months 6 hours
How did investment banking culture end up this...tkid3400: Just to be accurate, I wouldn't say "despite the $$$$$$"...... google employees who joined early on made serious coin because of their stock options... 2 years 5 months
Daily Deal Sites Going Down the Drain?I was obsessed with groupon deals when it first came out. I literally had 10 groupons in my wallet at a time... but all the good restaurants stopped running groupons and it became mostly struggling stores that cant find customers at the regular retail price. I dont see this industry coming back... 2 years 5 months
Has An MBA Become Redundant?there are still large banks and other reputable employers who reserve top entry level jobs for MBA graduates (i.e. management rotation programs). as long as these programs exist the mba remains relevant... 2 years 6 months
Small corp fin consulting firm versus big...if you can - get a job at a big firm... small firms will pay less, provide for less job security and will be less impressive on your resume. eventually after 10 years of experience... if your big firm isnt promoting you... then it makes sense to take a more senior role in a small shop... but... 2 years 6 months
From Dentistry to Investment Bankingamazing story. well written. 2 years 6 months
So You Made It to Banking, Now What? good article - useful. 2 years 6 months