An Interesting Spin on Ratings Agencies

I don't think too many people would argue that the current system of ratings agencies is anything other than deeply flawed. The out-and-out fuckery (for want of a better word)...

Barbarians At the Gate: A Monkey's Review

Partially to rise to Midas' challenge/threat not to recommend any more books until we monkeys step up and start doing the same, I offer my review of this classic, which I have just recently finished.

This is a book that has been on many a "Wall Street recommended reading list," and for good reason. The RJR/Nabisco buyout stood as the single largest leveraged buyout in American corporate history for 17 years, unmatched until the private equity mega-boom of the early-mid 2000s. The circuslike glee with which the media of the time reported it would have made the Bronx Zoo 1977-78 Yankees jealous.

Thoughts From a Former Navy SEAL

I can't answer if PE is the best job in the world but I can offer a little outside perspective that some may be interested in. Having spent the better part of the last decade...

How Tech Beat Wall Street

In last Friday's Bonus Bananas one article stood out: it was the piece written by Bryan Goldberg entitled, " Young people are screwed... Here's how to survive ". The WSO...

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Funniest Stories - The Analyst Years

Although working as an investment banking analyst was a living hell at the time, I now look back at my years with nostalgia. Luckily, as time passes, the 100 hour weeks just...

Suck it up: 8 Steps to Getting through 100+ Hour Weeks as an IB Analyst

This comment was a response to the @ContemplatingBanker 's post on "How to Deal with the Hours" (find this comment lower down on page 2). Patrick called this "one of the best...

Shocker: People Who Were Deadbeats in 2008 Are Still Deadbeats

In the years immediately following the financial crisis, no small amount of space on WSO was dedicated to the debate over what should be done about those Regular Joes who were...

The Great Strategic Game of Life (1/2)

Discussions that center upon issues such as "which b-school is better", "M&A, ECM or DCM " and "which desk within S&T" usually make me uneasy. Don't get me wrong, I am...

Coffee Is For Closers

You think I'm f*cking with you? I am not f*cking with you. I have been noticing a very cancerous trend in this country. A trend that has even leaked onto WSO in many aspects,...

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