Any industries that are as alpha as finance?

Tell me which other industry has people wearing thousand dollar suits (suits=most alpha type of clothing), Rolexes (Rolex=most alpha type of watch) and driving sports cars (sports cars=most alpha type of car) while banging their supermodel wife? Tech and engineering are full of virgin nerds and they don't even wear suits totally un-alpha. Medicine makes you deal with gross, old, dying people and lawyers can't wear Rolexes to court or drive in with their Lambo because the poor people in the jury will be jealous.

Finance is the epitome of an alpha profession, you go through the easiest schooling compared to lawyers, doctors and engineers and then you make the most money, couldn't get more alpha. Apart from oil (you're literally fucking the Earth and getting paid hundreds of thousands of dollars alpha af, if only they wore suits) do any other industries compare to the Chad financial industry?

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Dec 4, 2018

Finance guys are largely risk adverse nerds. Not remotely alpha. Nothing wrong with that.

Dec 4, 2018

Really? I saw another user say this, I thought it was the complete opposite. What would you consider the most "alpha" (fuck this word is so corny) profession then? I would say medicine but specifficallysurgery.

Dec 6, 2018

military, construction, black market (selling drugs, running mafias)

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Dec 4, 2018

Hate to break it to you but Rolex is not the most alpha watch brand. Also your perception of what life in finance is like could not be much further from reality.

Edit: I would say being in a Tier 1 Special Forces group in the military (Delta, 24th STS, Seal Team 6) or some sort of clandestine operative (both paramilitary and political) in the CIA/ISA/etc is pretty alpha in its own way. Not really comparable to civilian industries tho, very different worlds.

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Dec 4, 2018
privatewealthbanking:

Medicine makes you deal with gross, old, dying people and lawyers can't wear Rolexes to court or drive in with their Lambo because the poor people in the jury will be jealous.

Ok this actually made me laugh, have a SB for your troubles.

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Dec 4, 2018

Heard you're looking for Alpha Industries?

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Dec 4, 2018

Cringeworthy

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Dec 4, 2018

You're not alpha enough to understand

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Dec 4, 2018
privatewealthbanking:

Tell me which other industry has people wearing thousand dollar suits (suits=most alpha type of clothing), Rolexes (Rolex=most alpha type of watch) and driving sports cars (sports cars=most alpha type of car) while banging their supermodel wife?

Good lord you are a loser

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Dec 4, 2018

Only betas are losers and you could already guess that I'm not a pathetic beta male

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Dec 7, 2018

10/10 trolling

Dec 4, 2018

creme de la creme fighters (UFC/boxing/etc) have all of those things...and they can kick your ass

so I'd say MMA is probably the most alpha job

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Dec 4, 2018

military also pretty alpha

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Dec 4, 2018

Also interested in this, my family and I grew up largely elitist and we continue to embrace our advantages and successes. I'd advise you not to disregard tech so quickly; much of it is still highly alpha (especially at some medium sized companies that aren't exactly mainstream but still faring extremely well i.e. Arista Networks, Intel)

Some tech-finance firms are also quite alpha - DRW, IMC, HRT, Jump, etc.

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Dec 7, 2018

Went to a public school. Says he's elitist. Makes sense

Dec 4, 2018

Apart from oil (you're literally fucking the Earth
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I just died

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Dec 4, 2018
privatewealthbanking:

Finance is the epitome of an alpha profession, you go through the easiest schooling compared to lawyers, doctors and engineers and then you make the most money, couldn't get more alpha. Apart from oil (you're literally fucking the Earth and getting paid hundreds of thousands of dollars alpha af, if only they wore suits) do any other industries compare to the Chad financial industry?

-Joins wallstreetoasis.com

-thinks everyone in finance is an investment banker making 150k their first year

-reality hits like a ton of bricks and realizes that investment banking is .001% of banking

-has his dreams crushed

what an echo box

Dec 6, 2018

lmao totally.. need to add "-Settles on a job in the back office and lives the rest of life in misery."

Dec 6, 2018

A supposed "alpha" industry/job is relative.

My nephew is a FDNY firefighter... I can't think of anything as alpha as running into the danger that everyone else is running away from.

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Dec 6, 2018

Big 4

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Dec 6, 2018

Rolexes and Lambo are for the betas who are overcompensating for their own pathetic existence. A true alpha doesn't even care about showing off those things.

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Dec 6, 2018

On point. I can't help but quote the excellent Rob Sutton: "the behavior is like watching apes in the zoo throwing feces to assert male dominance," haha

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Dec 6, 2018

Not private wealth banking, tell you that much.

Clown.

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Dec 6, 2018

Prop traders.. Nothing more alpha than living and dying by your own sword, making things happen and taking 100% accountability for every decision made on the desk. Not showing up to work every day and putting in 'face time' and all that other bullshit that comes with a regular salaried job.. Ever since that beta-boy Volker cut the balls off of our industry, finance has not been quite that 'alpha' anymore.. Especially with all these new "equal opportunity" and diversity initiatives, Ibanking is has become more like retail banking or accounting.. This politically correct complacency and LACK OF F*CKING awareness and ballsy-ness to call a spade a spade is going to be the death of our industry (and probably cause the next crash).

Risk and compliance are the two fastest growing areas of the Ibanks nowadays... That should put it in perspective how far we have fallen. Feel bad for the young guns that actually have talent trying to break through.. Good luck betas!

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Dec 6, 2018

Agree 100%. +1

Dec 6, 2018

Professional athletes? Actors and Actresses? In the social hierarchies aren't they top (a.k.a. Alpha)?

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Dec 6, 2018

Sometimes I think WSO just makes these up to keep the site going.

Dec 6, 2018

We have had writers in the past the past that are obvious trolls...this is not one of them, but I did get a laugh out of it, so who cares? If he's serious, it's sad but still somewhat entertaining

shrug

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Dec 6, 2018

Ignoring your obvious trolling - what is 'Chad' meant to convey in your last sentence?

I'm so out of touch with reddit terminology...

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Dec 6, 2018

I believe it is a meme from midtown uniform - instagram account

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Dec 6, 2018

Surgeons.....not all doctors. It's a culture very close to investment banking. Doesn't even have anything to do with the money. Plenty of other specialties make good money, but the biggest dickheads, who think that they're God's gift to this planet, go into surgery.

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Dec 6, 2018

professional athletes

Dec 6, 2018
privatewealthbanking:

they don't even wear suits totally un-alpha... can't wear Rolexes or drive Lambo because the poor people will be jealous.

Alpha = disrupting a multi-billion dollar industry from the comfort of your sweats, bud.

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Dec 6, 2018

this is closer to my life. literally in my sweats right now. feeling more alpha now...

alpha

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Dec 6, 2018

I think today the idea of alpha has gone to a physical manifestation rather than a mental one. I think people are much more comfortable confronting a physical challenge (fighting in a war) to an enemy that can be seen in a physical form (a man/ a thing) - compared to fighting ideology (freedom) or value (honor) or crisis (recession) or mental state (mindfulness). But to me, being alpha is all about mental stage. We can seen from the movie - The Godfather. It has always been a classic not because it is about mafia and drug. People like that movie because it is relate-able on and show what is like being a man - Michael Corleone was the prime example. Started as someone who is an outsider - carefree, polite, innocent - into a politically savvy, ruthless, shrewd head of the family - and all surrounding important themes/ values to protect - like family, honor, responsibility. So net net, I don't think there is a specific industry or career that can be considered alpha because it all depends on your state of mind. You can be a nurse, policeman, firefighter, spy, banker, doctor, politician, teacher - as long as you stay true to your responsibility as a man to yourself, your family and your community.

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Dec 6, 2018

Well spoken. The movie scene is very much true. I think it is more mental as opposed to a physical ideology. We all make our bread and butter somehow, but how we portray ourselves and behave outside of the daily grind really makes us who we are.

No pain no game.

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Dec 7, 2018

Totally agree, yet I don't see a lot of it in finance.

"We listen, if it feels good we shake."
"This town is nuts, my kind of place."
-WSMFP

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Dec 6, 2018

God I wish I were a Chad

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Dec 6, 2018

There's still time my son...

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Dec 7, 2018

Are Chads born or made?

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Dec 7, 2018

Yes, pencil neck nerds with inferiority complexes are the ultimate alphas (see what I did there? I generalized...)

Mike Tyson would like a word you turnip

I think- therefore I fuck

Dec 7, 2018

This post is so troll its cringe.

Dec 7, 2018

Sex Industry, cmon guys

Dec 7, 2018

Real Estate Development

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