Valuable Lessons I've Learned From WSO

I have been on this site for the past few years, and I just wanted to "give back" so to speak, and summarize all of the important pieces of information I have gathered. I hope it helps :)

  • The Sales & Trading: Is dead!!! (not coming back)
  • The Banking: Is dead!!! (booooooring)
  • The PE: Is dead!!! (oversaturated)
  • The Real Estate: Is dead!!! (See above)
  • The Hedge Funds: Is dead!!! (can't beat a gosh danged benchmark)
  • The Big Tech: Is dead!!! (ruined our lives)
  • The Lawyers: Is dead!!! (wtf??? do u even have to ask?)
  • The Doctors: Is dead!!! (literally - bless up!)
  • The Non-Targets: Is dead!!! (weren't really ever alive to begin with lol)
  • The Targets: Is dead!!! (who wants to hire these nerds?)
  • The Full Time Recruiting: Is dead!!! (never enough seats)
  • The The SA Recruiting: Is dead!!! (application process too early)
  • The Career Progression: Is dead!!! (no room at the top)
  • The MBA's: Is dead!!! (costs too much)
  • The Investing: Is dead!!! (compliance, etc.)
  • The Spending: Is dead!!! (not gratifying)
  • The Being Rich: Is dead!!! (having money makes you toxic, duh)
  • The Being Poor: Is dead!!! (having no money makes you useless, duh)
  • The Being Middle-Class: Is dead!!! (having some money makes you mundane, duh)
  • The Joe Biden: Is dead!!! (prob soon)
  • The Donald Trump: Is dead!!! (prob soon)
  • The Watches: Is dead!!! (bonuses cut)
  • The Bonuses: Is dead!!! (do you even read the news bro???)
  • The Hermes Ties: Is dead!!! (stfu intern)
  • The Gucci Loafers: Is dead!!! (meme'd to death on IG)
  • The Finance Meme IG's: Is dead!!! (ruined finance culture)
  • The New York City: Is dead!!! (everyone left)
  • The San Francisco: Is dead!!! (poop on the ground)
  • The Los Angeles: Is dead!!! (materialistic and expensive)
  • The Chicago: Is dead!!! (cold)

Feel free to reach out with any questions. WSO has been instrumental in helping me advance my career, and these points were some of the most useful things I have come across. Cheers!

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  • Prospect in IB - Ind
Dec 5, 2020 - 11:13am

Worst thing is when you're a minority but don't qualify for diversity hire

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Dec 5, 2020 - 5:35pm

1018Tailor

"So I hated life, because what is done under the sun was grievous to me, for all is vanity and a striving after wind."
‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭2:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Ecclesiastes 3:

What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil-this is the gift of God.

22 So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work

"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

Dec 5, 2020 - 5:41pm

The Benedictine motto is 'Ora et Labora' which is prayer and work. If you're working and praying at the same time, you are fulfilling life.

This is why farming and manual labor is popular among monastic societies. They are able to do a relatively simple trade and pray while working. It is mainly of Benedictine roots.

"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

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