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Parents [including celebs and various hot shots] indicted in college admissions test scam

InfoDominatrix

Ouch... prestige attempts done the wrong way AND caught no less! Prosecutors filed charges against 33 parents, accused of paying between $200,000 and $6.5 million to get their children into elite universities. Those indicted include actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman [actress and...

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Why do most people suck at Excel?

ForrestGump

Microsoft Excel: the lifeblood of 21st century finance and business. A phenomenal spreadsheet tool used by the lowest level analysts through the most executive tier of management. A wonderful program capable of performing complex mathematics, charting graphs and calculating thousands of data...

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What was the happiest moment of your life?

yul33

Happiness to each person obviously can mean different things, but for me I would say one of the happiest moments of my life was when I went hiking in Yosemite with my family up to Vernal Falls. We sat on the side of the riverbank, drenched from the climb, and eating bagels with cream cheese. (We...

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Has anyone ever heard of Turo? (AirBnb but for cars)

CoreyGoldberg

After doing some research, this app/website Turo looks pretty interesting. Forbes included it among 14 "hottest on-demand startups" in 2015. Its pretty much the AirBnB version of car renting, where you rent directly for the owner/host using the website or an app. Although there are obviously risks...

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Follow your passion and you never have to work a day in your life?

Young Wolf

So I was wondering, what's the stance of most of the monkeys around here in regards to this statement? I was reading this article earlier: http://www.inc.com/quora/this-is-one-piece-of-career-advice-you-should-always-ignore.html Basically, the article explained that [quote] "Follow your passion, a...

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If this man made billions in Nigeria why can't we ?

oligarch

As someone who was involved in the commodities sector, I was recently reading a report of how the world's largest oil refinery is being built by a tycoon named Aliko Dangote from Nigeria. Nigeria is one of the hotspots for growth in Africa. He built a fortune that makes him worth $10+ billion appar...

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Looking to do a surf trip to California, anyone familiar?

Vandelay Industrys

trying to book a surf trip for january to california but not sure what spots are best for the time of year. anyone familiar? update: since im attempting a trip in mid jan, decided on socal, san diego thru long beach. not sure if i wanna grab a hotel in oceanside which is kind of in the middle of it...

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Where the smart money is going: elite prep school college matriculation

real_Skankhunt42

My gifted niece is 12-years-old and my brother is starting to think about where to send her to high school. My brother decided to look into some of the elite east coast prep schools as well as the highly regarded Washington, D.C. area prep schools to see how well they place into college. Obviously,...

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Where to get fake ID during internship (NYC)

Frogbefinancing

Sup. I'm from Europe and doing an internship in NYC, and the thing is I'm only **20**. The other interns have snuck me in when we got drinks, but eventually I'd like to get a fake ID (the internship lasting 6 months). Who do I go to get a fake ID? I imagine this is pretty common inside the US with...

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How Will Virtual Reality Technology Change Us

ianmorris813

You might have had the virtual reality gaming experience using one of your cox internet deals. But virtual reality isn’t limited to that. It is a technology that makes a real difference to collective futures. VIR is definitely the next big thing after the advent of the Internet. It has been aroun...

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1Z0-1021 Exam VCE Test Questions

Bella-Jullia

At VceTests, we believe in quality and effectiveness of exam study material to help students in their certification exams. Our professional experts gather and design Exam Questions answers and practice tests from the students’ perspective and in accordance with the syllabus requirements. We have l...

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Moving to the Nordics to get married, anybody else live there?

bcrew13

I know that the majority of WSO is USA, hence the name, and if some are European here, they almost certainly are from the UK. I am moving from my corp strategy job that I've had for the last 2 years in the Midwest and moving to the Nordic region, getting my MBA, and getting married. I've been there ...

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Best college you know someone transferred from community college

2733278823

Met a guy that spent 2 years in community college and then then transferred to NYU Stern. You guys know any people that went to community college then transferred to an upper tier university?...

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Who all has done their taxes?

kop

And how bad are you getting boned? Purposely delaying the inevitable for as long as possible because I had a big increase in comp and I know this SALT cap is gonna screw me. Any data points to share? Location, comp range, y/y increase in tax liability, etc. would be interesting to know. ...

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For those in their 30s+, where in your career are you vs. where you thought you would be in your 20s?

hedgehog9

Hey all, so the question is relatively straightforward. Specifically for monkeys in their 30s/40s, where are you in your career right now vs. where you thought you would be in your 20s? This can include job function (ex. moving from IB VP to CD or PE), career growth (ex. associate to director), etc...

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Dumbest thing you've said in an interview

slippy777

Curious about the dumbest things you've ever said in an interview that make for a funny story. I had a coffee meet with associate/vp today (family friend). I have f'd up couliflower ears from wrestling/mma. The associate was a wrestler and commented something along the lines of *"I see wrestling d...

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What's the biggest trust-fund you've witnessed?

Pump and Dump

I know an 18 year old who has $60k cash to his name, have any of you seen much bigger? Pretty cray cray...

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WSO Podcast: Andrew Kortina: The Story of Venmo

famejranc

[Link to the episode](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/podcast/andrew-kortina-the-story-of-venmo) Some quotes with timestamps: 6:40 - I remember when I graduated from college... my mom was like, "What are you going to do once you're out of school? Are you going to get a job, or what's the plan?". A...

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Misrepresentation of Age (fake id)

HornedFrog7

I know this topic has been brought up before, but my circumstance is a little different compared to the stuff that has been answered before. I recently received a "misrepresentation of age" citation for using a fake id to buy a beer at a bowling alley (I know, sounds stupid). It's considered a class...

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The MBA Myth and the Cult of the CEO

tackytech

[The MBA Myth and the Cult of the CEO](https://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/b1db3jy3201d38/The-MBA-Myth-and-the-Cult-of-the-CEO) Interesting article....

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Who will you vote for in 2020?

2733278823

Here's the candidates for 2020: * Bernie Sanders * Joe Biden * Beto O'Rourke * Kamala Harris * Amy Klobuchar * Cory Booker * Elizabeth Warren How does each fare against Trump? Who fares best against Trump? Who do you believe will win the Democratic primary? If any of these candidates are the n...

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$1000 payday loan advice

lavabawl

Hello! I wanted to ask you about getting loans online. I'm searching for new ways of funding my start-up project. Please share your experiences. Are you for or contra? Why? Thanks for the feedback!...

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What's the best job you know someone got straight out of undergrad?

2733278823

By "Best" I mean the job you would pick over any other job. I guess it could mean the job that accepts the smallest amount of people or the job that gives you the best connections. Or for you prestige whores the most prestigious job....

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Any of you Big Dicks seeing the Bumble of Omaha this weekend?

WolfofWSO

I met that fat old senile geezer a decade ago. He has this art of sounding smart while saying nothing. He also likes to sht on MBAs, IBers, quants, and essentially anyone who is not pushing a broom for his empire. Does anyone have the chore of attending this year?...

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Eye bags

Incoming cfa level 1 charterholder

Can people recommend some remedies that work for minimizing eye bags? From the stress + hours my bags are starting to get out of hand....

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Robert Kraft

Paddy’s Pub

There is something funny about a 77 year old billionaire being arrested at a strip mall rub and tug in Jupiter, Florida. To add to the comedy of the situation he was dropped off by his chauffeur and the cost was $80/hour. Curious to hear some Friday thoughts....

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Running onto court at professional sports match to advertise

famejranc

Why has no online business owner ever ran onto the court during an NFL/NBA/MLB game while holding a sign that spells out the link to his business? Seems genius. If I ever start an online business, I will be doing this. The cost of probably a few thousand dollars a misdemeanor has got to be worth rea...

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Creating A VC Job Posting, Need Help!

Xepa

Alright, so this is pretty random hahaha. I work at an internal VC group at a global corporation and am creating a college internship program. It's a remote position so I'd like to post in a couple of different cities. Does anyone know of any cost effective ways to do this? A lot of job boards like ...

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I wish I was this Smart

WolfofWSO

to make an ETF called MAGA and charge crazy high management fees to the trump muppets all the while under-performing the S&P over the past year. The investment seeks to track the performance, before fees and expenses, of the Point Bridge GOP Stock Tracker Index. Under normal circumstances, at lea...

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Do you ever get migraines from working long hours in finance?

ChloeJ90

I haven’t experienced these headaches before but they’re very dull like not even sure if I can call them headaches but it feels like every muscle in back of my neck and head is tensed. Plus I feel nauseated. They only occur when I work. They're not sharp. I've been getting these ever since my wo...

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AMA - Sunshine Funshine

Sunshine Funshine

Hey guys, figured I would get things poppin and post an AMA, if you have any questions feel free to ask...

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Anyone took Managing Growth at HBS?

French35

I am not a Harvard or HBS student but I really want to learn how to manage the growth in a venture. Is there anyone from HBS here who took that class and willing to share his slides with me? Also, any other resources about managing growth are welcome! thanks...

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Trump directed Gary Cohn to pressure DOJ to block AT&T-Time Warner deal: report

Henri Poincaré

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/432431-trump-directed-gary-cohn-to-pressure-justice-dept-to-block-att-time Another pathetic display from the most inept administration in modern history....

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How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?

Sunshine Funshine

Title says it all - I'm sure this has been asked before but I was hoping to get some fresh responses/advice on credit...

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Social experiences as a single adult that come close to rivaling college life.

Postgradwonderer

**When I say social life, I mean social life UNRELATED to dating. I mean like friendships, making new friends, and having fun social experiences with a group of people in a similar situation as you. Again, this is completely unrelated to dating so please save all stories around women, dating, and se...

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Digital Transformation, Mobile & Cloud Solution | Web Design

mkate.mick

How to plan a Digital transformation strategy that works even for small businesses and enterprises to fuel their business?...

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Great podcast, its actually funny, NOT "typical wannabe comedians making NYC/millennial, soft, 'everything is ok' observations."

TeddyTailwind

These dudes are pretty good. Just good raw comedic takes to get me through part of the work day. They're twice a week, and they actually have me more revved up for Fridays than usual. They kind of remind me of Ron & Ron, if anyone can remember those guys from the mid 90s. Feels like listening to the...

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staying awake?

jonathanknee

anyone got any tips for staying awake during those back-to-back all-nighters?...

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Commuting over an Hour

bigbob123

Would love to hear from anyone that has had a commute over an hour. I'm looking at one that would be about 75 minutes. Better job/pay/title then what I currently have. I would be reverse commuting, living in the city and driving to the suburbs. I think I would be fine but worry about going insan...

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Bank of America Dropping the Merrill Lynch Name

Nightman Cometh

Pretty surprised to see this happening. Kind of sad since the Merrill Lynch name represents like the end of that era for Wall Street. I always thought keeping it for their IB/PWM arms was smart, but apparently they disagree. I imagine ML employees, especially those who were there before the acquisit...

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How much money have you saved?

Click OK to Continue

I'm 25, and I feel like I have hardly any money saved. I'm looking at going to b-school soon, and will definitely have to take out loans. I don't think that's surprising, but it just got me thinking about how much is normal to have accumulated at this point in my life. Also, how are y'all investing...

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thiel fellows

famejranc

did any of you apply to the thiel fellowship when you were in undergrad? let's say that i have an idea and am interested in learnining more about it from you all...

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UFC 235

Pump and Dump

Any MMA junkies here excited for this? Hands down one of the most stacked cards in a while. I'm amped for the Woodley vs Usman fight. Jon Jones should get the easy win per usual, hope I'm wrong. ...

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Acepted Private Bank Analyst Job with BB. HR not answering me, ghosting me?

excellite

Hi everyone. Recently I accepted a Private Bank Analyst position with a BB for after I graduate (the Bank name is not necessary). On my offer letter there is a start date for July 2019. The first 6 weeks of the program are actually in a different location than the office I will be working in because...

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Houston Intern Housing: CURRENT

HanzNFranz

Have begun the search for internship housing in Houston for this upcoming summer and not sure where to start. Doing consulting so will be traveling, but would like to stay in/around the downtown area. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated....

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Bill Gross's Asperger

HighlyLeveredCat

In a recent Bloomberg interview, former bond king Bill Gross revealed that he has known for some times that he has Asperger syndrome. He noted that perhaps having Autistic Spectrums Disorder have benefited him as an investor as not being able to be affected by emotion for minute movement in the mark...

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Is Bryce Harper Worth 400 Million?

Courtside

With Bryce Harper's contract with the nationals coming to an end next season, general managers expect him to sign a contract for over $400 million. I know Harper is good, but is he $400 million good? Harper earned 13.6 million this season, and will earn 21.6 million next season. This article repor...

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New York bonus withholding is criminal

PeterMBA2018

I received my bonus this week. While the federal government withholds supplemental income (read: bonus) at a somewhat reasonable rate of 22% (assuming your bonus is separate from your normal paycheck), NY state withholds at a rate of 9.62% which is HIGHER than the highest marginal tax rate (8.82%). ...

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What percentage of your income do you donate?

mbahopeful88

The title says it all. How much do you monkeys donate to charity? What do you guys do to give back to society?...

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YORKU- Financial & Business Economics Program

soniea808

Financial & Business Economics Program How much math is involved in this program (until gr 12 level?) Any ideas about the program for someone needing a high GPA to pursue grad school ? ...

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Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten

Lloyd BIankfein

For me, it would either be balut, which is hard boiled duck embryo popular in Southeast Asia, or century egg, which is a traditional Chinese egg which has been preserved in chemicals for a long time. Both were disgusting! What kind of food do you fellow monkeys think is really weird? Comment below! ...

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How are you measuring your life?

wsogarg

I recently read an [article](https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/21/magazine/elite-professionals-jobs-happiness.html) on how life can be miserable at times even when one is raking in a million dollar paycheck. I want to ask experienced professionals working in IB, PE, HF or any other indus...

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HBA transfer

soniea808

Hello! Im currently an undergrad and have completed 1 year and a half years of university. I've decided to transfer from BCOM to HBA. I didnt do well in first year however managed to get all A's in second. I am not sure if i should change my program to remain eligbile for transfer after 3rd year ...

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The Investment Fund Game

avatilbin

A hedge fund can be quite risky and very expensive to get. It is not designed for average investors. In addition, hedge funds aren't highly governed by the government. ###Using Investment Fund There are many kinds of investments. Venture investment is just one of the most prospective kinds of fina...

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Meal Prep NYC

m_1

Who are you guys using? There for a month or so to work with one of our portfolio companies and I usually just go the meal prep route because it makes eating clean EZ....

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How to Get Started in Cryptocurrencies? General Crypto Thread

CreditMadrid

Hello monkeys, as what I am sure all of you are aware of, cryptocurrencies are getting to be pretty popular at the current moment. However, a lot of things are confusing about it to me and I was wondering what you guys think are good ways to educate yourself about cryptocurrencies, the best ones to ...

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Finally got the offer, and genuinely don't know if I was low balled

ASC_842

I don't care that much for the number and don't want to be like the guy that got his offer rescinded. I am considering giving a single counter and taking what they provide if they say no. I am very grateful and happy with having got the job, so it is no big deal. There are other factors such as expe...

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Summer Housing NYC Intern advice

lakebeachadvisors

I'm working over the summer in NYC in equity research and trying to line up my housing. I'm thinking mostly of just living in the NYU dorms but am looking for more advice, mainly because I've never been to new york before. My workplace is on the left of Kips Bay. The main thing I am aiming for I sup...

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Hiding a tattoo in the summer

Bayoumonkey

I have a tattoo that is very large and starts right above my elbow. If I wear a polo the bottom half of it is showing. How can I hide it during casual setting in the summer? I think wearing long sleeve linen shirts is my only option. Any other suggestions? Hiding it because I don't want it impac...

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Jeff Skilling Free

WolfofWSO

https://www.chron.com/business/energy/article/Skilling-scheduled-for-release-after-12-years-in-13634433.php Jeffrey K. Skilling, the former Enron CEO who spent the past 12 years in prison for his role in masterminding one of most notorious corporate fraud cases in history, was released from federal...

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If you could go anywhere..

HotelMotel

Say you had a chunk of free time prior to starting a new job, around 3 weeks, what would you do? Whether from your own experience or desires, or from what you’ve heard someone else has done. Backpacking through Europe, hiking a mountain, exploring an Asian country, or some sort of international p...

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Anyone have experience breaking a lease?

ASC_842

Care to share advice on how to minimize losses when a lease needs to be broken? 100 characters here!...

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Michael Cohen Testimony

justphresh

The personal attorney for the President of the United States of the past decade and personal attorney for the most watched news anchor on cable television (who is an outspoken, loud supporter of the President) is currently testifying to a Congressional committee. Thoughts on the proceedings so far...

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Myers-Briggs Test & Success

ValueBanker14

Hey monkeys, so I had the chance to take a Myers-Briggs test for the first time a couple days ago and it got me thinking about the validity of the test as well as the effect it truly has on our careers. There's been a lot of debate on this topic and whether the test is truly indicative of personalit...

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Wall Street Elite: Where do they go for fun

Streetsweeper86

Where do the mavericks of wall street go for happy hour, power lunches, or a good steak? Always wanted to walk into a bar and see a bunch of Patrick Bateman's before they hit the town. Thoughts?...

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What type of strategy does Axe Capital use?

Latvian Analyst

Of course insider trading, but are they basically a prop shop? Not quite sure what half of the office does there...

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Business Knowledge

questionhtc1

Q. What capabilities are needed to achieve success? To successfully compete; strong and differentiated capabilities are also needed. For example, if you are pursuing an innovation/product leadership strategy, you need resources and people who know how to be innovative and create a culture of innova...

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How to tell a summer internship you can't do full 10 weeks

monkey198723532

So I recently have been accepted for a full time 10 week summer internship and due to some family things, I don't think I can do a full 10 weeks and instead can only do about 6-7 weeks of the internship. How do I tell the company that I won't be able to potentially do the full summer internship. Sho...

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Important Career Ideas For 2019

CRE

A career-guidance listicle popped up on my feed, and for once it wasn't garbage. [This article, originally by Motley Fool and reposted by Fast Company, ](https://www.fastcompany.com/90289831/here-are-the-biggest-career-mistakes-to-avoid) discusses six career mistakes to avoid. While the framing devi...

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Racist Dems

WolfofWSO

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/house-speaker-busch-strips-democratic-lawmaker-of-leadership-position-over-racial-slur-allegation/2019/02/26/9bf09726-39e6-11e9-a06c-3ec8ed509d15_story.html?utm_term=.62418342dc5e Del. Mary Ann Lisanti, a Democrat, apologized to the House Democratic ...

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Post Bloomberg Internship Super Day Interview?

ChubbiesShorts

Bloomberg Global Data Internship Interview Process: Round 1 - Pre-Recorded Video Responses: Passed (notified 3 days later) Round 2 - 30 Minute Video Interview: Passed (notified 2 hours later) Round 3 - Super Day: Passed ( notified 2 days later) Round 4 - 30 Minute Final Video Interview: TBD It'...

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Issue has been resolved

ASC_842

TLDR: The issue has been resolved. I studied hard but everything went in one eyeball and out the other. I may have oversold. Things will work themselves out eventually. ...

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Congratulations to Thebrofessor - 2018 WSO Member of the Year!

AndyLouis

We're very happy to announce that WSO super-user @thebrofessor" was voted by you, the monkeys of WSO, as the 2018 WSO Member of the Year (see the poll results here). He is wise beyond his years and because of his posts offering up advice on careers, investing and just how to be a better human we're ...

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What do you wear when you have time off

EUROPETARGET

Hey Guys, I'm just curious about how you dress in your free-time. During my last internship, an associate told me to always dress professionally, even during my time off (he met me while I was partying on my day off). E.g. no "showy" sneakers (airmax), ripped jeans, a muscle shirts and especially ...

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What was your undergraduate GPA?

Sunshine Funshine

So I keep seeing all of these threads that basically go along the lines of: "what GPA do I need to be successful" or "what is the minimum cutoff GPA at each firm?" so I figured I'd start a thread to cut through all the grey areas and just straight up ask people honestly what their undergrad GPA is/w...

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Monetizing finance knowledge?

Dig-Bick-Nick

College senior here already low on cash after his internship and in dire need of beer money... any idea how I could go about making money doing some sort of freelance finance-related work? I tried writing an article for Seekingalpha, for instance, but they didn't like it enough to publish it, which ...

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Will American society head to a stage of extended adolescence past the school years? What could it mean for single men?

Postgradwonderer

I recently talked to an older guy who told me how back in his day, at the age of 22 or so men were married with kids and already starting families. In my generation, it feels like that is not as common at all except for certain conservative cliques and groups. There are studies out there saying t...

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What is the best way to a learn foreign language?

TheROI

Monkeys, I want to learn Spanish and I would like to know which is the best way to learn a foreign language(besides traveling to that country or dating a woman from that country). Is it taking classes in college, or using an online platform like Duolingo or Rosetta Stone? I am looking to become con...

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How to Like Wine?

Sunshine Funshine

Is there a way to acquire a taste for wine? Are there some good starter wines you can try to build up your taste? What are your favorite wines?...

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Impiger Tech- Digital Transformation for growth

mkate.mick

How to plan a Digital transformation strategy that works even for small businesses and enterprises to fuel their business?...

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Digital Transformation, Mobile & Cloud Solution | Web Design & Development for small enterprises to fuel their growth

mkate.mick

How to plan a Digital transformation strategy that works even for small businesses and enterprises to fuel their business?...

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This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy

Lucky Luciano

Has anyone watched the new docuseries "This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy" on Amazon? It's done by Adam McKay (The Big Short) and covers topics like money laundering, A.I., currencies, and "the correlation between being rich and being a dick". To me it sounds like a "Freakonomics" type o...

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Within the First 5 Minutes of the NYU Housing Application Being Available, It Crashes

DanielHardman

Within the first 5 minutes of the NYU housing application being available online, it crashed already. Welcome to Summer 2019......

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Best Way to Study Finance on My Own?

CPAtoMBA

Did not major in Finance in college but will be pursuing a Wharton MBA next year with concentration in Finance. I only took one Finance course in college (Intro to Corporate Finance) and do not honestly remember much from it. I have a CPA so have some general business knowledge which should help me ...

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Do you ever feel insecure next to people who are better than you?

Sunshine Funshine

Most of us on this forum are pretty well-off. But let's say you're at a bar talking to a girl, and then a multi-billionaire hedge fund owner walks in at the stool next to you guys. Do you ever get a little jealous, still, or are you at the point where you're confident in yourself/income and it doesn...

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Does Glassdoor Throw Anyone Else Off Their Interview Game?

ASC_842

Got an interview. Went to look at questions on glassdoor. I see the company has an average rating of 1.7 stars. Reviews have the following consistent comments: cliquey, low pay, unprofessional, lack of training. These reviews made me feel-off even though I am super excited for the shot to break in...

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Withdrawing from 3 Classes--can FT offer be rescinded?

wthrowaway

Background: I'm a senior at a target school and joining a BB in IBD full time this summer. I interned with the same group last summer. I am at an undergrad business school so no plans to get an MBA. I've been depressed for the past few months (first time anything like this has happened to me) and ...

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What percentage of your income do you invest?

Sunshine Funshine

I've been taught by my parents to essentially make my life sh*t in my twenties and thirties so that I could have money saved up in my forties. I'm just wondering what percent of your income (or amount) per month do you guys invest in stocks or real estate or other investments, and also what percent ...

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pirates of somalia: ending the threat, rebuilding a nation

famejranc

so i've been part of the reading the mentioned report and it is pretty interesting/kind of funny. here's a lil snippet: The parameters adopted predict that an average payment of US$10,478 is offered to each member of a successful attack team. Since the contract generally offered by piracy enterpris...

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2019 SF Summer Intern Housing

FireChimp

I know this is pretty early but anyone working in FiDi this summer from June - August and looking for roommates? :D...

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Private Investment Hesitation

HighlyLeveredCat

I've found this opportunity to buy some equity in a fast-growing small business with a proven business model (I worked for the owner in college and did the number). With the fund I have, I would be able to buy up to 40% of a business that generates 35% net income per year and rapidly expanding. The...

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Most Arrogant User on WSO

EliteStudent11

For me It’s a toss up between @Isaiah_53_5" and @m_1" but I’m open to other suggestions. Anyone have any opinions on the subject? Who is the biggest douche on the site? I think we could make this annual thing similar to user of the year or whatever...

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Using Your Skill Set for Side Income

itsanumbersgame

Most of us on this forum probably have a specialized skill set that the market values. Has anyone had success in making side income from freelancing or even starting a side business using skills they've learned on the job? IBD? Make decks, general excel work, financial analysis Accounting? Small ...

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What percentage of your income do you spend on rent?

TheArtMajor

The title says it all. How much do you monkeys spend on rent? What do you guys think as an appropriate ratio for income:rent?...

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Be honest, how does it feel to be super prestigious?

Sunshine Funshine

A lot of people are in IB for the prestige and the money. As a college student, I've always wondered - for someone in a top job (i.e. MD, C-Suite, wealthy independent investor, etc) who is drowning in money, how does it feel walking around daily life? Like, do you walk into a bar feeling confident a...

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Basic book on numerical methods - stochastic calculus

The Original Mark Hannah

For job reasons I have to learn more about numerical methods, probabilities and stochastic calclus (brown, ito, etc.) Do you guys can recommend me a good book on these? A book that one without a math background could understand, that starts from the basic perhaps Thanks a lot ...

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WSO: Changes Observed

Esuric

So I've participated on these fora now for the better part of 5 years, and I've noticed some significant changes. Some of the changes are easily explainable, while others are not. I wanted to share some of my observations and get some feed back from the community. Joined in 2013 and noticed the fol...

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"The feedback fallacy"

checkingin.

This is the best business article I've read: https://hbr.org/2019/03/the-feedback-fallacy The central idea is a science-based rebuttal of the "radical transparency" model. However, I found the most valuable sections of the article to be the components of the thesis. While this article was written f...

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How much did the richest drug dealer you personally know make?

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With the El Chapo trial coming to an end, I thought this would be a noteworthy discussion. Drug Dealers are often considered the ultimate grinders. I knew one in college who branched out 3 fraternities and he told me he made $70,000 annually before his apartment got raided. Any similar stories? ...

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Who is most prestigious WSO user?

famejranc

Who is the most prestigious WSO user? Need to know so that I can PM him to ask for a summer internship....

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Why is there no off-topic hall of fame?

semi.target

I have enjoyed the Hall of Fame sections of the investment banking and hedge fund forums, but I think a hall of fame for the best off topic posts is needed, thoughts?...

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What job position has the all around smartest people?

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Doctors? Lawyers? Investment bankers? To me it would be venture capitalists. All the venture capitalist I have met are crazy smart...

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Bernie Sanders 2020 run

Distracted

What are your thoughts on Sanders launching his campaign with a record 5 mil in 24 hours? Does he stand a chance this time around? will the democratic "trend" continue? ponder and share....

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