HOW TO BE RAINMAKER MD
How many different ways are there to make MD?
I assume working at a BB and being groomed would be ideal, given the wide client network and resources and the lending capabilities of a larger financial situation. Whether or not this piece of information is true I am open to conversation in the comments below.
But for the sake of my post, let's assume the abovementioned is correct: should I then focus my recruiting efforts solely on top groups at these bigger multinational firms?
Moreover, a lot of us joke about the classic hardo 2+2+2 path on this forum also (man am I salivating just thinking about the prestige right now-
I am only entertaining this path as I see it as a way to boost my network since I don't come from a traditional prep school to Ivy League to IB background. This concerns me as I have also read on this forum that hard work can only take you so far and that past a certain point, the availability of connections differentiate those who succeed.
I also enjoy mentoring others, so maybe instead of 2 years PE, I can just hang on until ASO2 and then hop to GSB.
Finally, are my goals realistic? Assuming that I am hell bent on becoming MD, would I find more success at, let's say, a West Coast regional boutique? Or can a unique combination of intelligence, EQ, work ethic and luck be enough to put mywhen I'm 35 (after grinding to the bone at MS for a decade)?
Anything helps monkeys. I'm a hardo and I aspire to one day be the hardest MD the street has ever seen (ayo mega pause). Thanks!