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by INFIDEL
June 25th, 2009, 2:20 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Old guy completing PhD in theoretical physics -- quant career prognosis?
Replies: 131
Views: 139459

Old guy completing PhD in theoretical physics -- quant career prognosis?

<t>Quoteanalyst78: QuoteINFIDEL: Hi All,Here's an unusual situation for you....Out of curiosity, How did your quant ambition go?It took me to some exotic locations for interviews -- besides the less-exotic telephone interviews -- that were ultimately unsuccessful. For reasons that vary or are a comb...
by INFIDEL
January 8th, 2009, 8:16 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Are the markets random or deterministic?
Replies: 37
Views: 47762

Are the markets random or deterministic?

<t>Devil:QuoteHow many neurons are there in the brain? About 100 billions. Aside from that, the neurologists still don't know how exactly do we take decisionsAngel: QuoteI fear that you might be short of a few of those neurons Hang on, do you mean neurons, or interconnections between neurons? Hmm: m...
by INFIDEL
December 5th, 2008, 10:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A computer analyzes Paul's blog
Replies: 143
Views: 59002

A computer analyzes Paul's blog

QuoteCuchulainn: Quote INFIDEL: ENFJ, 62% for N. Puts me in the same category as Oprah Winfrey.no 'T"?Yeah, "F" instead of "T". Just call me "Mother".The test has a major flaw, which I'll enunciate when I get some free time. There's an important reason why it's superficial.
by INFIDEL
December 5th, 2008, 2:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A computer analyzes Paul's blog
Replies: 143
Views: 59002

A computer analyzes Paul's blog

ENFJ, 62% for N. Puts me in the same category as Oprah Winfrey.
by INFIDEL
July 21st, 2008, 10:09 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: The Scandal of Age Discrimination
Replies: 155
Views: 71814

The Scandal of Age Discrimination

<t>QuoteTraderJoe: I'd wager that your experience in a physics lab or whatever is not even close to the same as experience in an IB.I have a ton of experience in business, lots of company directors (or similar rank) have been my clients. No financial experience in IBs, though have met and spoken wit...
by INFIDEL
July 21st, 2008, 9:56 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: The Scandal of Age Discrimination
Replies: 155
Views: 71814

The Scandal of Age Discrimination

<t>QuoteStatGuy: MJ has some good tips in his new book on getting through quant interviews. I am working through some of the questions (some very tough questions!), have you looked at this ?I've just received it. MJ's new one is very good; though the binding is crap. I made the same mistake a few ye...
by INFIDEL
July 21st, 2008, 9:49 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: The Scandal of Age Discrimination
Replies: 155
Views: 71814

The Scandal of Age Discrimination

Quotemj: If you tell them this at interview you won't get the job either.Naturally. I suspect that it's possible to come across as a guy with a lot of integrity, and in the wrong sort of group this might swing things against the candidate.
by INFIDEL
July 20th, 2008, 2:27 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: The Scandal of Age Discrimination
Replies: 155
Views: 71814

The Scandal of Age Discrimination

<t>QuoteStatGuy: Hey INFIDEL how is the job hunting going? You are only as old as you feel. There are some I know who are 25 and act 40 and some 40 who act 25. In an ideal world age shouldn't matter as long as you can show you have the right skills and can do the job well. There are always other qua...
by INFIDEL
July 20th, 2008, 2:12 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: The Scandal of Age Discrimination
Replies: 155
Views: 71814

The Scandal of Age Discrimination

<t>QuoteTraderJoe: QuoteINFIDEL: The drive to hire babies straight from the PhD cradle -- or, at best, under-35 wide-eyed adolescents -- deals a blow to the resources of life experience and wisdom present in banks -- and you wonder how much of the current crisis could have been avoided if wiser, les...
by INFIDEL
July 19th, 2008, 9:39 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: The Scandal of Age Discrimination
Replies: 155
Views: 71814

The Scandal of Age Discrimination

<t>The drive to hire babies straight from the PhD cradle -- or, at best, under-35 wide-eyed adolescents -- deals a blow to the resources of life experience and wisdom present in banks -- and you wonder how much of the current crisis could have been avoided if wiser, less brainwashed heads had had mo...
by INFIDEL
June 23rd, 2008, 2:21 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: The Scandal of Age Discrimination
Replies: 155
Views: 71814

The Scandal of Age Discrimination

<t>QuoteStatGuy: Its good to keep yourself occupied via teaching etc.It's much more than a past-time. It's how I keep my head above water. Luckily I can get teaching work just about any time I need it, though these commitments need to be balanced by their interference in quant finance self-study. Bu...
by INFIDEL
June 23rd, 2008, 2:08 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: The Scandal of Age Discrimination
Replies: 155
Views: 71814

The Scandal of Age Discrimination

<t>Quoteppauper: even postdocs probably have less than a 50% chance of getting a good job, and eventually you probably have to wake up and smell the coffee and realize that you're earning $30k a year on short-term contracts that eventually won't be renewed and you're not going to get a professorship...
by INFIDEL
June 23rd, 2008, 12:21 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: The Scandal of Age Discrimination
Replies: 155
Views: 71814

The Scandal of Age Discrimination

And among the rest of the dust of the past month, another sample of that age thing. Morons.
by INFIDEL
June 23rd, 2008, 12:20 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: The Scandal of Age Discrimination
Replies: 155
Views: 71814

The Scandal of Age Discrimination

It hasn't ended. Continuing. Interspersed with teaching duties that ended this afternoon. Interviews possibly - only possibly - in the pipeline.Apparently was almost offered a job (or maybe I'm dreaming) but position suddenly got rubbed out.
by INFIDEL
June 20th, 2008, 7:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Does LMM (BGM/J etc) work in Japanese FI market?
Replies: 2
Views: 52007

Does LMM (BGM/J etc) work in Japanese FI market?

Can you gauge which model(s) would be the most popular for JPY IRD?
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