Opinion: Wall Street Compensation and Bonuses -...
I heard about the Oscar winning documentary, Inside Job and wanted to write a post on what I think is its main focus before and after I watched it. Compensation on Wall Street is has been the envy of many, but recently the become an more of a debate. Here are some of my views on the issue starting with a blast from the past! Liar’s Poker Lessons On Wall Street Pay One of the...
The Difference Between Investment Banks,...
Background Story (Personal Rant) The other day I was sitting in my money and banking class in a top 20 (U.S. News Undergraduate Rankings) business school. So far the class introduced me to monetary policy, the US commercial banking system, and touched upon the history and causes of financial bubbles. The book, Mishkin’s Money, Banking, and Financial...
Latin: “Amat Victoria Curam” English: Victory Loves Preparation– The Mechanic
Paul Graham's Fascinating Post on Determination →
I like the way Paul Graham thinks through the importance of determination when building a startup. Coincidentally, I had a similar conversation with my team members this weekend. Unfortunately, I had to arrive at Graham’s logic independently. As a result, I’m going to check out more of his posts. Click the like above to read this article.
Salman Khan: Let's Use Video to Reinvent Education →
An interesting TED Talk made by the founder of Khan Academy. The subject of this presentation relates to my earlier post on the gamification of education. Surprisingly, I have had great success using this topic when conversing with professors. They all seem very keen to add their own insights.
The Zurich Axioms - The Psychology of Trading →
One of my favorite financial blogs, The Big Picture, deciphers the psychological fallacies humans tend to make when trading in the link above. Subsequently, they provide great insight into human nature itself.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.– Oscar Wilde
My Investment Banking Interview Preperation
I am currently trying to break into Wall Street. Part of the purpose of this blog is to write about my process, strategy, failures, and successes. As a junior looking for a summer internship, this is my preliminary approach is a three pronged strategy. Reading and Research The majority of my information about banking comes from Mergers and Inquisitions. I have consistently read the website for...
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The Gamificaiton of Education →
I have always been very interested in my concentration, game theory. However, I recently got introduced to the concept of gamification though TED talks online. Since then I have been trying to identify ways to make almost everything into a game. Having spent over 20 years in the US educational system myself, I always thought there could be significant improvements made in the teaching methods....
My Reaction to Freakonomics (The Movie)
I recently saw Freakonomics the documentary. I heard great things about the best selling book and have been meaning to read it for a while. In fact, the book was the subject of one of my presentations in 7th grade; but I only read Sparknotes to complete it. Finally, after seeing the movie, I can speak about the book more knowledgeably. Alright, enough personal information, let’s jump into...
6 Keys To Changing Almost Anything →
I recently spent many hours writing an extensive to do list of everything I need to finish before the end of my senior year. Because some of the items on the list are very ambitious, I will need immense motivation to complete them. The link about is to a Harvard Business Review article that lists specific ways to make the changes in my life necessary to achieve my goals. Here is my philosophy: ...