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“Great Communication Skills”: Talk Your Way Into Top Bonuses?

How do you win first place? Do you need natural talent? A rigorous training schedule? Does it come down to your drive? Ask any investment banking or corporate strategy professional what it takes to succeed on the job (read: what it takes to earn top tier bonus), and you’ll hear a few themes over and over […]
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If a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Managing Director (MD) Fight to the Death, Who Comes Out Alive?

Nicolas was a Financial Analyst at General Electric where he explored the world of Corporate Finance. He is now a CFO and Partner Wild is the Game. The deathmatch. It’s fun to play in first-person shooters, but it’s even more fun in real life. And it’s most interesting when you put 2 high-level executives in […]
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The Office Politics Game: How to Climb the Ladder Without Being Assassinated On Your Way to the Top

You’ve seen it all before: the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Soon-To-Be “The Star” joins the office with every intention of making you look bad – while being obscenely chipper. But then a senior banker piles the workload onto our brave young Analyst and he withdraws from everyone one else and pretty soon, he’s just a pitted […]
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Trust No One, and Keep Your Dragon Close: The Game of Thrones Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder

About a year ago, I had just finished a long stretch of 80-90 hour workweeks. No, I hadn’t lost my wits and found myself back in investment banking. I had just finished up creating and releasing a new modeling course… …and I was ready to celebrate. A friend was having a birthday event at the […]
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From Analyst Monkey to King of the Jungle MD: The Investment Banking Hierarchy

“This is not a fraternity house,” my staffer explained as he hauled me into a small conference room. “Some of the MDs have complained about how messy your desk is, so clean it up.” Genuinely curious, I replied, “Were you referring to the empty Red Bull cans or to all the papers too?” Not a […]
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From Analyst to Associate and Beyond: How to Get Promoted In Investment Banking

So, what happens if you’ve lost your mind and suddenly don’t want to move into PE, go to a hedge fund, or become a venture capitalist? You continue on in banking, and move from Analyst to Associate – and beyond. If you’re in the US, you might be wondering why you’d ever want to do […]
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Why Do Investment Banking Associates and Analysts Secretly Want to Kill Each Other?

“Dude, this new ex-consultant Associate is such an idiot. Why do they even hire people like this?” “At least yours didn’t make you spread the same comps ten times for no reason.” “Why is that Analyst so annoying? Why does he think he knows more than us?” It’s some of the most common chatter you’ll […]
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