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Sep 16, 2020 - 4:48pm

The world may seem large - but it really isn't. That goes double, triple and quadruple for finance depending on the focus area. So even if you are truly machiavellian, with little regard for moral right or wrong - no, I would not. 

 

 
Sep 16, 2020 - 10:03pm

If you don't feel remorse, St. Peter is going to have a pretty stern talk with you later

Quant (ˈkwänt) n: An expert, someone who knows more and more about less and less until they know everything about nothing.

 
Sep 17, 2020 - 2:49am

If you've studied game theory and know about infinite games with known payoffs then you would pretty quickly assess that in an industry like ours, it most likely isn't worth it. People get scanned from top-to-bottom on their past and anything like this lowers the probabilities that you will get into the future endeavors you are looking for.

 
  • Teller in HF - EquityHedge
Sep 17, 2020 - 6:18am

"Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared."

- Machiavelli

 
Sep 18, 2020 - 7:38pm

Yes, but not out of the blue.

 

I've been around the block enough times in my little corner of this industry to make both friends and enemies. (many more of the former than the latter)  I would not screw over a friend or someone that I don't know to get ahead.  In fact, my willingness to pitch in and try to help, even when things are WAY out of my job description has earned me many friends. (We're talking an investments guy helping IT type things) Going even further, knowing people and processes I have no business knowing has also really helped me out.  When bosses have no idea who to turn to for something they turn to me, and either I'll get it done or introduce them to the guy who will do it for them.  Yes it's one part super-secretary, and one part fixer, but you get so much respect for it that it's worth it.  I think it's gotten me some of my most interesting assignments.

 

If you have crossed me though, I have no issues throwing you under the bus.  There are some people I hate so much that I'd rather see no one get the job than see them win it.

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.
 
  • Intern in PE - Other
Sep 18, 2020 - 11:59pm

I’d fuck someone to get ahead

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