Who would win in a fight, Goldman Sachs vs. Morgan Stanley?

No weapons, no nut shots or eye gouging, Who would win in a show of fisticuffs? Part of me wants to say MS cuz they have more employees and their name doesnt sound super jewish, but they also seem like much bigger pansies. On the other side, Goldman has prestige and a dope TMT division (wtf even is MS TMT?) but less employees. All in all, I think Goldman comes out on top. I simply know too many non-targets that have FO roles at MS, which significantly reduces their ability to effectively wage battle. What is your take on the bout? Who comes out on top and why?

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Oct 13, 2021 - 11:34am

solomon v gorman - triathlon

endurance - gorman wins, noted exerciser

best annual party - cannot compete with DJ d-sol

fisticuffs - gorman, he takes boxing lessons every week

prestige - gorman is too understated, keeps vegemite in his office, and took a pay cut (LAME). sure it may have helped earnings, but we're talking preftige here man, CMON, solomon wins

so I'd put it at a draw

HOWEVER, historically, the prior 2 CEOs of MS John Mack and Phil Purcell would have had no shot against the bulldog Hank Paulson when he was at the helm of GS. I think Dick Fuld is the only one who could've lasted in the ring with hammerin Hank

so if we're talking altogether, I think GS gets the nod

  • Prospect in Research - Other
Oct 13, 2021 - 12:44pm

I agree with this. However, some targets definitely have kids that can throw some haymakers. Public targets (Umich/UVA/UNC) definitely come to mind in this class of school, where recruiting is strong but the kids aren't pansies. We would need an advanced breakdown of the two to really get to the bottom of the matchup. 

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Oct 13, 2021 - 12:51pm

I do agree with you and did think about this when responding.   I figure that the banks would have relativity the same amount of Public Target employees, thus a cancelation of power.  Similar with target and Semi targets as well.  However, finding those oddballs are going to be the defining factor in the fight in my opinion.  

  • Associate 1 in RE - Comm
Oct 19, 2021 - 5:35pm

Are you kidding me? I went to uva and this is emphatically wrong. Uva kids are some of the most "my dad will sue" types ever. Looking at the hall…

Oct 18, 2021 - 6:49pm

it's difficult because of all the asian fencing champions at GS might offset the non-target retard strength of MS.

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Oct 19, 2021 - 5:27pm

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