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by skeptible
November 16th, 2013, 6:19 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Stakeholder management
Replies: 5
Views: 6359

Stakeholder management

<t>Suggest you look up what 'stakeholder management' means.Most quants have the organizational skills of a door knob, and would fail miserabley at this.All jobs involve politics. Do you think that quant jobs don't? Do you think rising in an organization doesn't require this skill?Stakeholder managem...
by skeptible
February 21st, 2011, 3:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is not very slick
Replies: 46
Views: 29029

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is not very slick

<t>"Would it be 20 years in the Senate?"I'm always weary of politicians who have served, in my estimate, way too long in any one particular office.That's too much time to learn how to game/steal, to become lazy, and to take advantage of the system for personal gain (i.e. Charles Rangel from NY).I th...
by skeptible
February 21st, 2011, 12:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is not very slick
Replies: 46
Views: 29029

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is not very slick

<t>One thing at a time. Let's see how well he fixes NJ's issues.He's not ready for prime time just yet, and needs a bit of polish, but his heart seems to be in the right place. ;-)While I don't 100% agree with all he's done, I'm in general satisfied with his approach and the sacrfices/changes he's a...
by skeptible
June 2nd, 2010, 11:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: British Petroleum and Investment Banks: Same bullsh*t, different industry
Replies: 15
Views: 27232

British Petroleum and Investment Banks: Same bullsh*t, different industry

>>But it is a paradigm which, you will realize as you grow older, is an endless series of heartbreaks, and really almost no triumphs or achievements.So, with your hopeless view of things, when did you plan on hanging yourself?
by skeptible
June 2nd, 2010, 8:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: British Petroleum and Investment Banks: Same bullsh*t, different industry
Replies: 15
Views: 27232

British Petroleum and Investment Banks: Same bullsh*t, different industry

Why would the FED care? It's a UK company.Maybe BOE steps in to put BP it into temporary receivership.Estimates of BP's potential liability, especially if it's found guilty of any wrongdoing, are staggering.
by skeptible
June 2nd, 2010, 12:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: British Petroleum and Investment Banks: Same bullsh*t, different industry
Replies: 15
Views: 27232

British Petroleum and Investment Banks: Same bullsh*t, different industry

<t>Looks like another disaster is playing out, only this time it's environmental not financial.Similarities:1) lax regulation.2) revolving door between industry employees and regulatory bodies.3) greedy management.4) hubris.Dissimiliarities:1) The financial crisis was a black swan event, while the B...
by skeptible
May 20th, 2010, 8:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: This is what happens when you let a 3rd World Nation into the Euro
Replies: 48
Views: 29274

This is what happens when you let a 3rd World Nation into the Euro

<t>"Thousands of protesters gathered in central Athens Thursday as unions held a general strike against austerity measures, two weeks after violent protests left three people dead in a bank fire."Only practical way for Greece to avoid severe austerity measures is with debt forgiveness.Greece needs a...
by skeptible
May 18th, 2010, 8:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: This is what happens when you let a 3rd World Nation into the Euro
Replies: 48
Views: 29274

This is what happens when you let a 3rd World Nation into the Euro

Clearly, even the discussion of this 'off topic' topic has gone off topic.
by skeptible
May 16th, 2010, 4:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: This is what happens when you let a 3rd World Nation into the Euro
Replies: 48
Views: 29274

This is what happens when you let a 3rd World Nation into the Euro

<t>>>Why it shouldnt? If IBs think are clearer and purer than snow, and havent done anything suspicious, then they should welcome such a decision. IB's are the least of Greece's problems.Also, are you aware of any wolfpack behavior by IB's looking to collectively pull down the wounded Greece?BTW, di...
by skeptible
May 15th, 2010, 9:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: This is what happens when you let a 3rd World Nation into the Euro
Replies: 48
Views: 29274

This is what happens when you let a 3rd World Nation into the Euro

<t>PM Papandreou says that Greece is now considering taking legal action against U.S. investment banks that might have contributed to the country?s debt crisis.And a few months ago, the dupty PM said that the Germans taking its gold during the Nazi occupation was a significant reason for Greece's ec...
by skeptible
May 15th, 2010, 8:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is not very slick
Replies: 46
Views: 29029

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is not very slick

What's your point?Do you live in NJ?
by skeptible
May 2nd, 2010, 8:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Goldman
Replies: 6
Views: 27715

Goldman

Maybe this story was posted on "The Onion"?
by skeptible
April 22nd, 2010, 8:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Greece all the way
Replies: 81
Views: 189503

Greece all the way

Markos,Should I still be betting on Greece?
by skeptible
December 11th, 2009, 7:56 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Adjusting the skew in time series?
Replies: 1
Views: 32094

Adjusting the skew in time series?

Hi,Can anyone point me to some sources which describe how to set the skew of a population to a desired value?I 've done some googling, but can't find anything. Even the financial time series books I have don't seem to address this.Can this even be done? Thanks.
by skeptible
November 30th, 2009, 9:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dubai's name should be changed to Do-Buy
Replies: 6
Views: 32411

Dubai's name should be changed to Do-Buy

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
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