I've been asked to begin contributing as an author on this site, and given how many private messages and replies I've been receiving to a number of my posts within several threads lately, I was happy to oblige.
Let me state up-front that I unfortunately can't do an AMA, simply because there are too many elements of my story that would immediately identify me to anyone who knows me.
With this blog, I hope to share as much critical and factual information as possible. It seems people have responded warmly to me sharing specific datapoints, and in the past, people have also appreciated when I outline how I mentally approach certain qualitative aspects of this industry (recruiting, networking, relationships, group culture, etc.).