I often end up overthinking / not being certain about what’s relevant vs not from stuff I come across, which leads to more overthinking / doubt. I think this is something I only recently started to experience. Has anyone else experienced this or have any advice for this?Β 

 
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I often end up overthinking / not being certain about what’s relevant vs not from stuff I come across, which leads to more overthinking / doubt. I think this is something I only recently started to experience. Has anyone else experienced this or have any advice for this?Β 

Overthinking is stress, not critical thinking.Β 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee
 

WTF is this company in the fund?Β 

It led to me ringing up S&P, almost getting the head of S&P custom indexes fired and a year worth of board memos.Β Β 

The only difference between Asset Management and Investment Research is assets. I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
 
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Roles that focus on strategic initiatives and execution. So pretty much strategy & operations. Used to do pure business unit operations pre-MBA and absolutely hated it. Did a mix of strategy with operations for my summer internship. Some of the deliverables I worked on did require critical thinking and working cross functionally with different teams. Getting timely with deliverables was challenging though but that may have been due to the fact that my summer company was notoriously siloed and getting information from others was a pain sometimes.

 

In my early career I was a commercial bank underwriter. You get a lot of random deals rather than standard, by-the-book deals that you might get in multifamily. You also have to balance conservative underwriting with the necessary politics of origination. There are U/Ws who reject every deal and get overruled by the credit committee because if deals don't fund no one has a job.Β 

 

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