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

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

I've been saying this for a while. I really wish everyone wasn't so super cautious about their identity, but I understand why most, including myself are.

I'm talking about liquid. Rich enough to have your own jet. Rich enough not to waste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollars, buddy. A player. Or nothing.

Nov 13, 2010

only ppl i talked to on phone are monty and anthony lol i always piss off monty but i still <3 him and it seems like you can't piss of anthony bc he is bad ass

Nov 13, 2010
blastoise:

only ppl i talked to on phone are monty and anthony lol i always piss off monty but i still <3 him and it seems like you can't piss of anthony bc he is bad ass

Wait, squirt double evolved? We need a fucking venn diagram to keep all his pictures and usernames straight. I think he might actually be the only poster on here who has built up brand equity by literally not having one.

Nov 13, 2010

Hahaha

I love you also Squirt.

Nov 13, 2010

Yeah, totally agree. I banged Mis Ind in '07. She was really helpful.

Nov 13, 2010

who will be the next eddie? next anthony? next midas? next monty?

Nov 13, 2010

who will be the next piperjaffraychang? next sirbankalot? next ricochetx?

Nov 13, 2010
swagon:

who will be the next piperjaffraychang? next sirbankalot? next ricochetx?

those are some good ones..haha

Nov 13, 2010

energy trading, mba prep, s/t interviews, investment management(only did it for a year), houston, etc etc

hit me up via text

Nov 13, 2010

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

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

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 13, 2010
swagon:

or if that doesnt work, try me at 867 5309

Jenny, Jenny, who can I turn to?

Dude, you just went 8th grade dance on me.

Nov 14, 2010
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?!

I'm talking about liquid. Rich enough to have your own jet. Rich enough not to waste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollars, buddy. A player. Or nothing.

Nov 14, 2010
bulge4lyf:
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?!

Nah.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=678...

Nov 13, 2010

Congratulations to Blastoise on evolving. Enjoy your new cannons

Nov 13, 2010

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

If anyone's interested in tearing it up in the Big Easy, I'll be there next month. Hit me up and we'll put something together.

Serious business, though, guys. Bring your "A" game. When I go NOLA, I go BIG.

Nov 13, 2010

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 13, 2010

eddie...give me dates and I will be there..... first round on me

Nov 13, 2010

So much love. So much fraternite. It's lovely.

Nov 14, 2010

Week after December cfa

Nov 14, 2010

after a night of abusing hot chicks, playing late 80's arcade games with teenagers, stealing fresh baked pizzas and damn near gassing up my local police officer to engage in pooch punting...the responses to this thread are the craziest thing i've experienced in a minute...keep it moving boys...

Nov 14, 2010

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

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!

Nov 14, 2010

@Frieds

got cancelled last minute, would have been yesterday's topic had it gone down...hopefully, we'll do it at some point

@Inept Speculator

good call, actually i am from the government and i am here to help;)

Nov 14, 2010

Midas, came back drunk from a beer festival and started reading through this...
end result, enjoy!
http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/aspirations

Nov 14, 2010
fully_amazing:

Midas, came back drunk from a beer festival and started reading through this...
end result, enjoy!
http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/aspirations

i'm humbled by your drunken tip of the cap, young captain-of-industry-in-training

grew up around a bunch of colombianos, good people

Nov 14, 2010
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