WSO: Behind the Scenes

Greetings guys,

So Eddie and I just wrapped up another episode of NSFW and I hope you enjoy it. This creates the perfect segue into something that's been on my mind lately.

I want to take this quick snippet of your Saturday to point out something that many of you already know, but some may not have stopped to think about.

Whether it's the nature of our collective ambitions, a shared career interest or simply a lack of social skills and the inability to fully involve from our primate ancestors, we are part of a great and unique community here at Wall Street Oasis.

Most of you guys know this and return for more than the banter and career chat. This message, however, goes out to the lurkers and the chimps who examine more than they interact.

You are making a mistake. Yes, the career guides are stellar and naturally the certified users really know their stuff. But there are also some great relationships and connections available beyond the forum topics. You miss out on a lot in life when you underestimate what you have readily available.

In the next NSFW episode, you Uncle Eddie's going to give you guys some heavy food for thought about your future careers on Wall Street. Many of you on this site are the BSDs of tomorrow. One of you will be the next Lloyd...the next PTJ...you never know who you're conversing with on this site and that is the best part...

The not-so-top secret that I am happy to let out of the bag is that for the true value investor (the one who invests in himself) there is no better place to network than here.

Think about it...

That's it for today, monkeys.

Enjoy your Saturday.

Comments (31)

 
Nov 13, 2010 - 3:20pm

SB

Spot on, 100% true. I know a good amount of users in the real world and everyone has thoroughly impressed me. This site is full of professionals as well as motivated and hungry students. Anyone that discounts the networking and relationship aspect of this site is making a big mistake.

Thanks for posting about this Midas!

 
Nov 13, 2010 - 5:30pm

[quote=blastoise]only ppl i talked to on phone are monty and anthony lol i always piss off monty but i still

"Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, for knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA."
 
Nov 13, 2010 - 6:53pm

Couldn't agree more Midas, certainly done a great deal for me as well. Look forward to hearing from more of you in the future and Squirtz...you need to start accepting PMs dude.

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford
 
Nov 13, 2010 - 6:56pm

well in PMs with Gekko I basically said he was the next trade4size.

"Oh the ladies ever tell you that you look like a fucking optical illusion" - Frank Slaughtery 25th Hour.
 
Nov 13, 2010 - 7:03pm

bold move there Monty...I'll follow suit

678 999 8212

or if that doesnt work, try me at 867 5309

Call me to learn more about not being in investment banking or S&T. Or if you wanna know how to collate papers during wealth management internships or how to be from a non target I can help you.

 
Nov 14, 2010 - 1:31am

swagon:
bold move there Monty...I'll follow suit

678 999 8212

or if that doesnt work, try me at 867 5309

Call me to learn more about not being in investment banking or S&T. Or if you wanna know how to collate papers during wealth management internships or how to be from a non target I can help you.

Georgia boy?!

 
Nov 13, 2010 - 7:33pm

PM Shorttheworld - he was setting up a NYC event. Great guy also. Depending on the scheduling I would come to NYC for an event.

 
Nov 13, 2010 - 8:31pm

I actually owe some people here drinks, monty and Anthony especially. If it gets expensive though I'm making a Houdini. Haha.

Speaking of NYC meet ups, poker group's planning on one soon maybe you guys are up for it.

I won't be making it though :(

People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis, you can't trust people Jeremy
 
Nov 14, 2010 - 11:28am

God damnit, I'd love to be at the NYC event, but I think I'm going to be in Dubai.

It'd actually be nice to start putting names and faces together.

And yes, Tommy Tutone for the win, although I can't think of the song without having the cover version stuck in my head.

As to being cautious, I think the certification helps, but everyone here kinda understands the whole no one wants to admit where they work for fear of the overlords coming back to bite them on the ass. I can't think of how many firms have policies in you can get in trouble for mentioning where you work and it being used to shed a bad light on you and your firm. Plus, there's the whole misrepresentation issue and the potential fraud that comes with it. it's just a laundry list of things to worry about despite the fact that we are all trying to help each other out.

Oh, and Midas, how was Philly. Did you get in trouble with the Guy Fawkes mask?

 
Nov 14, 2010 - 11:38am

I don´t mean to put an end this this positivity party but what if one of us is not here for merely getting into bbs or and any other financial firm for that matter. Taking CFA & studying about pitch books could be our way of atypically learning about future ventures of our own(ala george soros). Or maybe its that sadistic paranoia trait in many of us!

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