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Moving to Portland

greekmyth

So I'm moving to the Portland area and I'm a little nervous about it as I don't know anyone who lives there. I can't help but think maybe I should have gone to California, Texas, or NY. Any thoughts on Portland as a city and things to do there? Thanks. Also thoughts on Portland vs Seattle? There's...

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Suggestions for Stuff to do in Aguas Calientes (Manchu Picchu City)

ResearchLackey19

Monkeys. I have booked my flight to Peru and am super excited to visit Manchu Picchu. I have an afternoon in Aguas Calientes and was wondering if any of you have been there. I have heard that hot springs and the butterfly museum(?) is nice. ...

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Foreigner Manners

Wags_Wagner

Call this the Ben Kim problem... Does anyone have experience working closely with foreigners (usually asian or indian as is turns out) with terrible manners? How do you approach the subject, given they were likely raised in a different environment so their intermittent repulsiveness is not really t...

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What role will allow me to facilitate seamlessly with the deal team?

LeveredCat

I enjoy assisting all the players in the team very much. It is much more enjoyable to make others life easier by helping them in completing the project for me. What role in IB beside operation allow one to assist the entire team without having much restriction?...

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A day in the life of a global banker

Pitbull Class

Is this what your day looks like, venture capital bankers? Read this [at Business Insider](https://www.businessinsider.com/a-day-in-the-life-of-hsbc-executive-melania-edwards-2018-10) Let us see the comments....

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Using Phones and Avoiding Laptops at Work

ColdCaller

I was surprised to hear that Twitter's and Square's CEO, Jack Dorsey, runs both of his companies using his iPhone only. He says that it simplifies his life and helps him avoid the distractions that would come at him if he were using a laptop instead. He uses Notes for writing all sorts of reminders,...

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where and how to invest

earthwalker7

Hey guys, This is an open-ended discussion on investing. Over the past decade, I've mostly put my money in Chinese real estate. That worked well, growing 10x in 10 years. Not a typo. I also would lend my liquid capital to real estate developers for 18-22%, collateralized. That was also good. I t...

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Educational

davidjohn2121

Trouble level of essay composition Many individuals feel that an article is a simple paper. From one perspective, they are correct, in light of the fact that this task is very short and grasps just a single real thought. Actually, it is hard to depict a solitary idea or issue in a couple of passage...

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Intern asks for 2 weeks of vacation time?

FierceFalcon

Hi all, This past month a fellow summer analyst asked me if I thought management would mind if he took a 2 week vacation to visit his girl friend in Italy. Let me remind you that this is a 10-12 week internship... This guy has always been sort of an odd ball, but this was plain shocking. I told h...

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First Date At D&B

Culokiller

I know this is wayyyy off topic. I'm taking this girl from tinder on a first date at Dave & Busters. Tonight (Friday) is this a good choice or should i change it to something else. I thought it would be a good idea cause we are both competitive people. How can should i establish a flirty vibe. Oh an...

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Just Turned 30; Here's Some Life Advice/Quotes

David Aames

I turned 30 last week, thought i'd pass some advice and my favorite quotations on to you all. I pulled all these from my grand list so it is by no means comprehensive, just a sample. Enjoy. fwiw I'm ex finance (spent 3 years in IB now work with a start up in Brazil). So here they are, in no orde...

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The good [CEOs] ones are hard to find

Pitbull Class

I was reading The[ NYT Corner Office column](https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/21/business/mark-bertolini-aetna-corner-office.html?) on Mark Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna. Aetna is in the news because of the merger agreement they have with CVS. This guy Bertolini sure looks like a decent guy, or...ver...

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What are LDPs and General Management like?

sheperd99

Looking through multiple MBA employment reports and a lot of their alumni go into general management and leadership development programs. What are these roles like? Are you simply a higher-up at a F500 company? What are the hours and compensation like in many of these roles? Similar to strategy/d...

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Motivation

famejranc

People will ask (I have asked in the past): 'Where do I find motivation when I'm feeling unmotivated?' The answer (IMO): You never feel like doing anything until you just do it and then you are doing it. If you look for motivation, you will never find it anywhere. You'll just be spending time look...

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It's Time For A Maximum Voting Age

Eddie Braverman

I thought it might be fun to start this new series of weekly posts with something not necessarily finance related, but something we're all sure to have some thoughts on. However you feel about the recent Brexit vote, one aspect of it really stood out: the disparity between older and younger voters....

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How did you develop good study habits in college? How did you focus on studying for classes with irrelevant material?

scshtx

In my last two semesters of college and pursuing a BBA in Computer Information Systems. Planning on getting into CRE finance when I graduate, but too late to switch to Finance without a huge financial/time burden so decided to stick with it. I've always been decent at studying but after realizing ...

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What's the worst typo you've ever made?

YungBull

What is the worst typo you have ever made or seen someone make? Was there any outcome from this typo?...

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Sh*t-tests: How do you deal with negative people who try to bring you down as you rise in life/career?

aoilfnZSKLDJV

Hi WSO, long time stalker, first time poster. As you level up in your life and career, have you ever gotten any shit-tests from anyone and how do you learn to take them under your stride as you continuously climb the corporate ladder/accumulate more things you want in life? I'm asking on a forum ...

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How to become well spoken?

leveragedblackout

Hey guys, I know this is a weird question but here goes nothing. I've recently been watching a lot of Bill Ackman videos and see that he is extremely well spoken. He has a certain composure and elegance when he speaks. How does one learn to become like that? I was raised in the french education sy...

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MillionDollaExtreme

famejranc

Anyone familiar with MDE? Weird comedy group that had a show on adult swim for one season. I think the group will be looked back on favorably and the show will be a cult classic. [One of their videos](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbllxgxgQVQ)...

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Best Reading on Sovereign Debt Restructuring?

Manchurian Candidate

Any recommended books, primer or reading material on this topic? Case study on Argentina, Purto Rico or Greece?...

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Is Pursuing A Banking/Finance Profession Mainly a "Selfish Career Path"?

Marcus Nietzsche

And by selfish, I mean pursuing it also for supporting your family/loved ones counts as they are not "others" in your lives. I can see how other professions can be altruistic despite potential earnings. Think about it, I'm sure there's also money in Law, Medicine, and Tech if you do well in those f...

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Best Professors

LeveredCat

We spend a lot of time rubbishing our professors on this forum. Let's have a topic dedicated to those of the teaching profession who possess the ability to effortlessly transfer knowledge from them to us. One of my favorite is Stephen B. Smith of Yale University. His lectures on Political Philosophy...

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Mega Millions

hockey34

Cash value is over $900MM which is fucking insane. Who's buying? Quick pick or pick your own #'s? May the odds be in your favor. ...

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care to share electronic resources?

scott.summers.1983

hey guys, (admin feel free to remove if not appropriate) I wanted to see if any of you guys were open to occassional sharing of electronic resources. Not necessarily to share passwords, but rather I can run a search for you, you run a search for me, etc. I have CapitalIQ and Preqin. I'm looking fo...

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Investing Styles of Mario Characters

Basketfoot

Mario - Rational asset allocator, owns a good mix of low-cost index funds and ETFS Luigi - Incapable of second level thinking, investment theses are that he "believes in it", writes disingenuous Seeking Alpha articles, has sold out at the bottom of every correction since the .com bubble Princess P...

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What We Got Wrong About Diversity

Rashers

I'll quote Chrystia Freeland: "The UHNWIs themselves describe the same experience. As Glenn Hutchins, cofounder of the private equity firm Silver Lake, puts it, "A person in Africa who runs a big African bank and went to Harvard Business School has more in common with me than he does with his neigh...

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Text from computer for free?

GoldenCinderblock

Anyone know of a free way for Androids to text from a desktop? I was using some trial but it expired and I don't want to pay. Thanks...

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Getting grilled in an interview.

MajorKey

actually delete sorry i don't want to do away with my anonymity. deletedelte delte delte delete delete ...

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Wall Street vs. Entrepreneurship

Dr. Dres

I am very new to this but I thought I would post something I feel many of us students have thought about at some point in time. This may be more tailored to first-gen, low-income, students who attend non-targets. Can apply to others as well so feel free to critique? You spend hours at school, hold ...

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OFFICIAL prestige-caller 2018 prestige rankings

PrestigeCaller

**Most Prestigious Cities:** Gods of Prestige: New York, Hong Kong, London Very Prestigious: Chicago, San Francisco, Singapore, Zurich, Frankfurt Prestigious: Charlotte, Houston, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Boston Meh: Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia F*ck Your Life: Baltimore, ...

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Tech over Finance?

To IB or not to IB

Hey monkeys, So nowadays, it sounds like [many post-MBA finance professionals are unhappy with their current positions](http://www.businessinsider.com/this-is-what-young-wall-streeters-want-from-their-employers-2017-7); most are unsatisfied with their employers, but some are just overall unhappy wi...

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Authority card test

Sylchuk

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Intern in freshman year? I'm korean.

Younghoon

Hi, I'd like to get an internship in freshman year so I can experience the field and get used to dealing with people. I think internship is the best coice for me but I'm going to Wisconsin this JANUARY and I already feel it's kinda NOT EASY for me to get an internship as a freshman, korean. Internsh...

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Can someone that knows their shit ELI5 what would happen if the student debt bubble bursts?

qocbd

I want to know: How is it going to burst? They have to be paid back right? So you cant default on them. What will happen to: Students, people with debt, and how it affects students in finance specifically and people just barely graduating looking for IB or any job in banking/trading What's gonna h...

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Good Book to Read on Aging Population

ResearchLackey19

Hey Monkeys. I noticed that a lot of you are very smart on history. I'm trying to get smart on the aging population and the implications. Is there a book that does a good job on summarizing what happened throughout history when there are too many old people? Thanks....

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Being Stingy to save money in Finance

Jamie Dman

Hi all, Some of my friends (high school/university) have been giving me shit saying that I'm too stingy considering I'm employed at an investment bank (EQD trader at a BB). However, I always thought I'm just smart with my money.. The only cheap things I do that I can think of are (overall, I think...

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Chinese Index

Temujin RE

What index for the Chinese market is the best? There are a fairly large number and it’s a lot to sift through....

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Is Social Class Still an Issue in Investment Banking?

Tiger16

For years, the investment banking sector has prided itself on the idea that it is fiercely meritocratic. Those who work hard succeed, and those who don't get chucked out fast if they don't make the grade. Recent research, however, has shown that the industry is dominated by people educated at privat...

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Anyone else go to a decent college and/or start making $ and now find your family embarrassing?

wsobroski

The more I mature and expand my scope the more embarrassed I am of my immediate and extended family. I just can no longer ignore or normalize the cyclical nature of their perpetual ignorant decisions, their low culture attitudes & values, adults who don't read anything, exclusively eat unhealthy foo...

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Lloyd Blankfein Leaving Goldman Sachs

CreditMadrid

Earlier today, the WSJ broke the news that Lloyd Blankfein will be stepping down from his role as Goldman Sachs CEO at the end of the year. This will cap off a 12-year run for Blankfein, making him one of the longest serving bosses on Wall Street. What are some thoughts on him resigning? Good? Bad...

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Coolest Inventions in Our Lifetime

DonalDayUmTray

There are so many amazing inventions that have already been invented or are set to be invented in the next decade or so. One thing that has been huge is the self driving cars that have become increasingly popular in the last few years. 50 years ago we would have never dreamed of sitting in a drive...

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What Music Do You Listen To Focus On Work?

ptm24

It’s late, you’re grinding out an assignment, you take out your headphones and hit play on something that will keep you awake and focused for a long stretch of grunt work. What are you listening to?...

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In all seriousness, why do people ask questions that have been answered 1,000 times?

theaccountingmajor

I've had plenty of comments removed by the website moderators for using vulgar language against those who ask redundant questions, i.e. "Is it hard to get a job in IB?" or "What are good colleges to attend?" So... can someone provide a legitimate answer as to why people ask these same questions tha...

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Have you ever taken a class pass/fail?

theaccountingmajor

Have you ever taken a class pass/fail? How was your experience with it? "here's some more unnecessary words to make the 100 letter threshold"...

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Ever Been Cheated On? Cheated On Your Significant Other?

JayLite

Hello WSO Readers, Just like the title says, anyone care to share their details on how they dealt being cheated on or how you found out? Also some feedback on how you guys deal with work and maintaining a relationship? When a typical guy is pulling 50-60 hours average, how do you guys handle the ...

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Work Life Hacks?

GingerGuy

What little things do you guys do to make your lives way easier? I'm talking tips and tricks you guys use on a daily basis to speed up efficiency, be better, or even just enjoy life more. ...

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What golf course is on your bucket list?

monty09

ANGC, Sand Hills and Cypress on mine. Chicago Golf Club and Dove Mountain maybe makes the cut. What about you? ...

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I'm constantly surprised at how obedient/passive humans generally are.

MonacoMonkey

So I've been going through an existential crisis of sorts for the past ~3 years. Travel / distractions can only do so much to placate my quirky observations on the human condition. Darker mental explorations have included questioning the possible benefits of genetic modification, selective genocid...

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Restrictions on personal trading?

Chimp scampi

Everyone at my firm is literally castrated by our compliance policies - no single name equities, everything else needs clearance. Don't even get me started on the clearance process... For those already working, curious what your firm's policy is. For those who are still in college - stock up on...

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Awkward Phone Call Moments

famejranc

What are the most awkward phone call moments you have been a part of? Whether it was your fault or the other person's fault doesn't matter. I'll start. I was on the phone earlier this week with an academic program manager to learn about their prep courses for the CFA exams. I told him in the email ...

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So many dweebs in this industry.

Leonardo-Cope

I remember back when I was I kid, which wasn’t actually that long ago... I used to think everyone in high finance was like Harvey Spector or something. Found the idea of working in a place like Pearson Whatever extremely intimidating. But then I got to college, did an internship, worked as an anal...

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Hedge Fund Needs Front Office Barista

EBITDAdjokes

Found this on Twitter through user @ HFObserver. May end up being the greatest "How I broke into the buy-side" or "How I learned to trade ____ and made m/billions" story. ...

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A Real Engineer Builds Bridges, a Financial Engineer Builds Dreams

GingerGuy

We were watching "Inside Job" in class today and I caught[ this clip.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoO2gDTrTtE) As much as I think I'm preaching to the choir, this seems like some anti-corporate BS that's in all the '08 documentaries. I wanna gauge the professionals' viewpoint on the statemen...

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What are you most thankful for?

cash carti

I have never experienced true pain or loss in my life. I am extremely thankful for this but am aware that I will be put in a situation in the future that I am not mentally prepared for....

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Seriously big name entering the crypto arena

InfoDominatrix

Fidelity Investments is launching "Fidelity Digital Assets" It won't be for retail investors as of yet, but the new cryptocurrency platform will be advising institutional clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to support blockchain's always-on blueprint. I know we've had a number of crypto discuss...

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Ideas for Coding Project in R

srspec

Hello, I was wondering if anyone in the corporate finance or banking industry has any ideas on a project that could be done using the R coding language. I'd like to do something relating to stocks and possibly forecasting different things. Still being in university and not having done something li...

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What are two conflicting viewpoints that you hold?

yul33

One of mine is that I believe people should have the right to associate (example: do business with, date) with who they want, but I also believe that to discriminate against a person because of something they have very little to no control over, such as ethnicity, is wrong. What are some of your co...

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How did you choose your investing path?

Great White Short

Know that there's a lot of info on this site on the characteristics of different investing paths in finance (PE, HF, VC, etc) but would love to hear more about WHY you chose the investing path you did. How did you choose which path to go down? What about PE or HF or VC drew you in relative to one o...

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Is accounting part of the financial industry?

cdnbig5

Is auditing and tax accounting part the "financial industry"? Or is it its own thing like consulting?...

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"I can't stand interns who __________"

MichaelScarn

Pretty self-explanatory: just looking for traits/habits/characteristics of interns that really piss you off and might preclude them from getting a FT offer. ...

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What is the hardest class you have ever taken?

Will Hunting

This could be in any subject or level of study. Just want to hear some of the course names. Also, feel free to post your grade in the course. ...

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An Open Letter to Southerners: Why Do You All Dress Like Shit?

The Assman

Seriously, what is it with you people? What is with the tacky alligator skin shoes, the clunky cowboy boots, the occasional ill-appropriate bow-ties? Why do you wear pants that aren't navy or grey? Is it something in the water down there that cultivates an affinity for tacky pattern blazers and mism...

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Women of WSO, when did you decide to have children and why, if at all?

paradeit

I'm wondering when you decided to have kids and how it affected your career. Was there a point at which you felt ready to have a family? Did some of you start off wanting children and then decide not to, or vice versa? I know that family life is traded off with a career in finance in the early years...

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How the hell do you contact Uber?

iBankedUp

Has anyone ever tried getting in touch with Uber? I've recently seen some questionable activity on my account (won't go further into details) and so I've been trying to reach them. There is literally no way to get in touch with them. The help email box simply gets dinged and is apparently not monito...

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Informal Interview w/ thebrofessor (talking career, life, money, etc)

AndyLouis

Mod Note (Andy): Below is a recent informal Q&A between a student and WSO Super User @thebrofessor". They gave me permission to re-post on the site so more people could benefit from his responses. Original message from OP: "What's up @thebrofessor", I'm sure you get messages like these often, bu...

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Obnoxious Email Signatures

ColdCaller

"Sent from my mobile device, please ignore typos" "**Insert random inspirational/spiritual quote**" "Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail" "**Disclaimer:** ....... " and proceeds to add 5 lines of useless words that hold no legal weight whatsoever....

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When Was a Time Someone Took Credit for Your Work?

ptm24

Aside from your bosses, when was a time when you worked hard on a project only to have someone else claim credit for it?...

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Every Job Has the Same Purpose

SponsorPromote

As the title states, I believe every job has the same exact purpose: Solve Problems. I know that is a broad statement but I cannot think of a definitive job that does not innately focus on solving problems. Some rebuttal: Athlete/ Pro Gamer: the problem is the opponent has an objective to score mor...

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How a lot is divided after say more than 1 players win

hoangnganvy1993

Hi!, i don't understand things at this point in poker. While playing many online poker games, i see that the lot doesnot go to a single winner. But there are more than one, ranked according to their cards. It is obvious that if there were a single player, then the whole money lot would go to that w...

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Harassment

janeangharian

Someone I know started go get drinks with her bosses every single night. After few months the managing director tried to kiss her and she said no and let her go. She told her other boss about it and told him not to report it but later she hired lawyer to sue the company. The company fired both manag...

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Can We Export An Object From IDQ To Powercenter Tool. If Yes Then How???

hoangnganvy1993

Yes, we can export an object from[ IDQ to Powercenter tool. Connect to Repositary Service Locate your Project Folder in Developer tool Expand Mapping tab Choose your mapping(Needs to be exported) Expand Informatica Folder Click Object Export File Locate under your project folder select the Mapping/...

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Did anyone self taught Python

ResearchLackey19

Hey Monkeys, I feel insecure being a liberal arts chimp. I wanna learn python and was wondering if any of you knew of a great source or class. Also, are there any other programming languages that you think are better than Python? Some of the options that I have considered: code academy, edx, part...

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Adderall... Does It Work?

DonalDayUmTray

The majority of people on this site must be super smart, going to top schools, or extremely dedicated. Everyone has heard of adderall, the drug that can supposedly make you concentrate like a god and just "get in the zone". With the hours in banking and the crazy study that you do in school, have a...

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What does it feel like working 40-hour weeks?

Pizz

Working 55-60 hour weeks every week of the year has made me forget what it feels like having a 9-5 job. So those who do, what does it feel like?...

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Sexism in 2017

itriedtobecreative

Hello, I am a female and want to work on Wall Street. I believe I am just as capable as other candidates to the jobs I want to apply to, and have never to this point been discriminated in school. When reading articles regarding Wall St. culture, all women talk about having suffered abuse on the j...

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Senator Pocahontas is 1/512 Native American

buysidehotshot

Senator Elizabeth Warren released a DNA test which shows she has a Native American ancestor from 6 to 10 generations go. The youngest this ancestor could be was someone born in the late 1790s. https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2018/10/15/warren-addresses-native-american-issue/YEUaGzsefB0gP...

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How do I get my little brother to raise his standards in women? He's in college

dukebluedevil12

I know I sound like Steff in Pretty in Pink -- "if you got a hard-on for trash don't take care of it around me, pal" -- but it boggles my mind why he's with dirt when with just a little effort he could easily pull smart and fit 7s and 8s. I guess to understand the foundation of it all, why does any...

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Entitled Brat Complaining to Managing Partner

ColdCaller

This happened at an alumni networking event a few days ago. I was chatting with a Managing Partner from an elite boutique when, all of a sudden, some girl approaches us in a somewhat confrontational manner. I can't remember what she said exactly but she was being so damn stubborn and kept on asking ...

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What industry are lawyers, accountants, lobbyists and consultants a part of?

sheperd99

This was sparked by some other guys thread asking if accounting was part of the financial industry but now I'm curious. If most financial jobs discussed on this forum (IB, PE, HF, AM, PWM, CF) are part of the "financial services industry" but where would that leave the rest of white collar professio...

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Are You Going to Vote in the Midterm Election?

ptm24

Recent data indicates that [many young people are not enthusiastic about voting ](https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/10/11/young-voters-midterm-elections-turnout/1600466002/)in the upcoming midterm election. Do you plan on voting?...

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Faking URM/LGBLT for recuiting?

שמי גולדשטיין

can banks call you out on these things? i figured they wouldn't question it since that would raise more issues for them. just curious though if anyone of you had stories of people who have gotten into serious trouble for doing so. (disclaimer - was never going to try this). ...

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Essential concentrations previously utilizing Praltrix

eugenehood123

Praltrix is essential to know the utilizing philosophy of the thing which we are utilizing. Since in the event that we haven't the faintest thought regarding the correct method to manage utilize the thing we will hurt our body. Here are the focuses which say you the utilizing philosophy of Praltrix....

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What is your office culture like?

TheROI

Monkeys, How would you describe your work environment in terms of office politics, political correctness, company policies, other employees, freedom to talk freely, and overall culture? Please be specific if you're at a BB, MM, EB or boutique and what area of finance you're in(IBD, S&T, AM, HF, op...

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Dr Meth

diverse_kanga

Anyone else here addicted to this shit? Seriously, I can't help myself wanting to employ more dealers and cooks so I can buy my very own China. LOL drmeth.com...

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UFC Turning into WWE

ColdCaller

What the heck even happened after the Khabib-McGregor fight? Ever since his fight with Mayweather, McGregor has been embracing that WWE lifestyle. Look, he's got banter and it's funny to hear him take a laugh at his opponents but he's been taking it too far as of late. I mean Connor got arrested ea...

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Moving to Los Angeles

Banker4444

I recently accepted a job in downtown LA, and will be moving from the Midwest. I am fairly familiar with LA as a whole, but wanted to get an idea of best places to live for my situation. In a perfect world, would love to find a 2br apartment for $2400 or less (if that's possible) and doesn't have a ...

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Why did Jared Kushner not go to Harvard for his JD/MBA?

jmoham

He went to Harvard for undergrad because of a donation by his parents but decided not to go to HBS for his JD/MBA, I know he probably didn't care about his career afterwards since he would be wealthy no matter what but wouldn't it be way better for him to have gone to HBS instead of NYU? Trying to u...

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Worst Hollywood Actors

Kassad

After being incensed at the fact someone would think Nicolas Cage doesn’t suck, I began to ruminate on what other terrible actors seem to have splendidly long careers in Hollywood. And there are many: - I saw Blade recently, no talent to be found in the entire movie - Tracey Morgan - one somewhat...

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Small Changes That Make A Huge Difference

Svalue

Recently, I have been interested in small changes that make a huge difference to your life..anyone got suggestions? A few of mine are: -stopped eating sugar - was addicted. Now I feel unbelievable -set up a direct debit from current account to an investment account every month. ...

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Excel and Open Notes on a Valuation Exam

180kkeepsthebiggirlsaway

So my valuation professor is allowing our class to use Excel, open notes, and open book for a midterm. What kind of excel models, solvers, macros, etc, would you prepare for the test (considering time-efficiency). Here is a overview of whats being tested and what to watch out for: "What follows i...

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How Prestigious of a Career is an Adult Male Movie Star?

theaccountingmajor

The title says it all. What are your thoughts on the "prestige" of this career for a dude? The guys at the top of the business probably easily clear $1MM, idolized by lots of their peers, what do you think?...

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Washington D.C. - Best Places to Drink, Eat and Chase Tail

Nudnick McMooch

What's up guys. Haven't been posting much because I started a new gig a few months ago and have been super, super swamped catching up to speed with everything. Anyways, I moved to DC not long ago to start with a PE firm HQ'd in the region (yes, that one), and haven't had much time outside of work ...

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What Are Your Fitness Goals Right Now?

ptm24

To everyone looking to take care of themselves in the few seconds you get away from work, what are your fitness goals and how do you work to attain them when work often is at odds with them?...

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Anyone have the perfect Spotify playlist?

Monkey71

Looking for the perfect playlist to capture the mood in the linked post for post-all nighters spent working on a deal (great read btw). Think "Sunlight hurts my eyes".... Would also appreciate playlists to get #REFed to post-deal closing. https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-sunlight-hurts...

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How do you go about filing your taxes?

theaccountingmajor

Title says it all. When tax season comes around, how do you go about filing? Do you fill out your returns by hand, use an online program, go to a tax place, or use a local tax guy/CPA?...

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Sober October

GoldenCinderblock

Well boys, my mild-moderate alcoholism is turning into regular moderate alcoholism. Time for a reset. Sober October 5 to November 5 - No drugs or alcohol. Nicotine and caffeine are fine. Who's joining me on this epic endeavor? If nobody is down, someone please bump this thread in a month and ask how...

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What have been your darkest moments(professional or otherwise)? How did you come back from it?

ArtemisFole

Its been a very very rough few months for me, and I'm only just starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Looking for some inspiration..how did you come back from your darkest moments?...

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Ever heard of IQVIA? thoughts on it?

Name Of Profit

I know the topic isn't related to this sub-forum but I thought it will get the most attention here. So I was wondering anyone familiar with this company? recruiting process? I've passed their test and phone interview and will be meeting up with one of their senior consultants and a senior from HR. I...

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Best Whiskeys For an After-Work Night Cap?

Nudnick McMooch

Let's get started with the basics, I know everyone's got an obscure favorite whiskey, aged 40 years and produced only in one of the flyover states twice a year yadda yadda yadda but thinking about all of that right now is making me verklempt. But I'm wondering about the basics that you can pick up ...

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