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Site Broken? Chrome? Mac?I'm not sure if its the site, chrome, mac, or some combination thereof, but the site has been pretty messed as of late. What is the cause of this and is there a fix? 2 years 3 weeks
Anyone Been to the Dominican Republic?Has anyone been to the Dominican Republic. I was thinking of going down there for a week or two in May. Any recommendations? 2 years 3 months
Mars and Co MBA InterviewHas anyone interviewed/worked at Mars and Co or know anyone that has and can shed some light on the experience. Finding info is impossible and I might have a final round coming up soon. I just have no idea what to expect from the case. For example, BCG/Bain cases are driven by the interviewee where... 2 years 4 months
Iphone Apps to Practice Case (Math) Interviews?Does anyone have recommendations on iphone apps to practice mental math for case interviewing? I know I've seen stuff online in the past but can't find them now. Thanks. 2 years 7 months
Flow of Funds QuestionI have some questions on how funds are structured to pay out LPs and GPs. I also posted this in PE forum bought thought some Hedge Fund guys might have insight as well. 1. Do preferred rates pay off total invested capital or off total invested capital less the placement fee. For example, if... 4 years 2 weeks
Flow of Funds QuestionI have some questions on how funds are structured to pay out LPs and GPs. 1. Do preferred rates pay off total invested capital or off total invested capital less the placement fee. For example, if there is a 5% placement fee on a 1 million dollar investment, does the preferred rates pay off... 4 years 2 weeks
Peru Elections: A Case Study in Emerging Market...I have been living in Peru for the past two years and have been able to learn so much about the country, culture and economy - there is so much more to Peru than Machu Picchu. Unbeknownst to me, and probalby most for that matter, is that Peru has had a white hot economy for the past decade. Its... 4 years 1 month
Bschool: Loans vs. SavingsI did a search and couldn't really find any good discussions on this topic. But for those that are applying and those that have completed an MBA how do you/did you pay for school. Did you dip into personal savings or only use loans. I have about 1/3 of the cost all in saved up but don't know... 4 years 5 months
Thoughts on NYU Stern - For those the knowWanted to see what people in the know thought about NYU. I have applied to Columbia, Wharton, Kellogg and Duke and was thinking about doing a last minute NYU application (basically all of my essays will crossover). How is NYU perceived. Is it basically considered the school that Columbia kids... 4 years 5 months
What's going on at Columbia?This is too funny and pretty damn sad. Apparently first year wannabe bankers at Columbia need to be told about personal hygiene and how to dress. 4 years 8 months


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Mid-Market PE Valuations: Where Up is DownWhile a good thematic write up, based on what you outlined I'm not sure if your specific deal is so outlandish. You comped to a going private transaction yet still gave it a 30% liquidity discount - doesn't make sense. There are also so many possibilities that I can think of that would warrant a... 2 days 22 hours
Woman Awarded $18M in Sexual Harassment when you don't get what you want you don't know how to respond and sometimes do crazy shit. 6 days 20 hours
2nd PE Associate Gig I used to not understand the MBA route. However, after thinking about it over the years, my guess is that to a degree its that the MBA expands you network dramatically, which can lead to way more sourcing opportunities. You get access to an MBA class size of 500+, plus the 500+ a year above and a... 1 week 5 days
Bonuses and bonus etiquetteIt's honestly impossible to answer this question without knowing your firm, your role, etc. That said, let's say you are in a situation where you actually have some leverage - i.e. good relationships on the street, source some of your own ideas, vocal/respected in meetings, push through ideas... 2 weeks 15 hours
Procrastination [insert better title later]What changes did you make and what differences do you notice in behavior. Recommendations? 3 weeks 13 hours
Are MBAs becoming less important?You do realize you picked the Harvard and Stanford of companies...Google and GS. Which only reinforces my point of signaling (obviously in any large organization there are gonna be a few people that break in without "pedigree"). Anecdotal advice is reckless. It's about maximizing ones odds at... 3 weeks 4 days
Are MBAs becoming less important?We are talking about MBAs, obviously people will be confined to management/consulting/IB roles (you forgot marketing). And no, signaling theory is not incorrect. As I stated the greater access to jobs leads to a greater applicant pool. Companies receive hundreds of applications per job. Things... 3 weeks 4 days
Are MBAs becoming less important?MBA degrees serve as a screening mechanism. I think that given the greater proliferation of access to jobs such screens will if anything become more important not less. Also, people that hire MBAs have MBAs and in part do so the justify their own degree. If managers stopped placing this... 3 weeks 5 days
Learning curve as a PE associateThe whole 10-48 month flat curve couldn't be further from the truth. It's actually quite funny. Now are you going to be learning at the same clip, no, but from 0-9 you literally know nothing. However, banking isn't about plug and chug in excel. You're are thinking about things from the... 4 weeks 12 hours
The Work Always Gets DoneTypically I agree with your posts and at a high level I agree with what you are saying; however, I think if one gets banking specific and looks at the culture relative to the alternatives that exist one will find the top talent either staying away from banking all together or leaving at the first... 1 month 3 days