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by KackToodles
October 22nd, 2010, 7:40 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: would you hire einstein to be a quant?
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would you hire einstein to be a quant?

<t> TOP ROW (Left to Right)Steve Wood : Programmer. Left Microsoft in 1980. Married to Marla Wood. Now runs a telecommunications company.Bob Wallace roduction manager-designer. Left Microsoft in 1983. Was a psychedelic-drug advocate. Died in 2002.Jim Lane : Project manager. Left Microsoft in 1985. N...
by KackToodles
October 22nd, 2010, 7:36 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: would you hire einstein to be a quant?
Replies: 70
Views: 29042

would you hire einstein to be a quant?

QuoteOriginally posted by: AbhiJThat's why he is Bill Gates today. didn't one of the dudes quit abruptly one day, throwing up his hands saying "the long hours, it aint worth it."
by KackToodles
October 22nd, 2010, 7:34 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Physics masters thesis
Replies: 17
Views: 24106

Physics masters thesis

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: yaourtyou can not know everything! when i was a school kid i worked out all the theory of relativity (special and general) myself. completely independent from any existing knowledge. when I was in third grade, I invented the wheel, independently by myself. I didn't even...
by KackToodles
October 21st, 2010, 4:42 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: would you hire einstein to be a quant?
Replies: 70
Views: 29042

would you hire einstein to be a quant?

What do they have in common besides all being above average looking and snappy dressers?
by KackToodles
October 21st, 2010, 4:39 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Timing of Full Time Job Applications
Replies: 8
Views: 24220

Timing of Full Time Job Applications

be careful, you will wind up talking to the worst HHs of the bunch, they are like ambulance chasers.
by KackToodles
October 21st, 2010, 4:37 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: top 3 best lectures notes in empirical finance
Replies: 1
Views: 23047

top 3 best lectures notes in empirical finance

people who know how to make money in the markets don't run around wasting their time "giving lectures" on nuts and bolts empirical stuff.
by KackToodles
October 17th, 2010, 7:33 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: A Fresh Ph.D looking for first Quant Jobs/need advise
Replies: 21
Views: 26528

A Fresh Ph.D looking for first Quant Jobs/need advise

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: traderjoe1976Right now, most of the hiring is in IT and Risk. Risk needs VBA, SQL, C++, OO. somebody please explain to me why someone who codes C++ and SQL and OO would think joining an IT or Risk dept and be treated like a 3rd class citizen inside a humongous bank is a...
by KackToodles
October 17th, 2010, 7:30 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: would you hire einstein to be a quant?
Replies: 70
Views: 29042

would you hire einstein to be a quant?

QuoteOriginally posted by: lytesaber Interviewer (troubled): Excuse me a moment; I have to discuss something with my management team. (Leaves room.) "Hey Chip, we have a dumbshit here."
by KackToodles
October 17th, 2010, 6:51 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Twofish showed up...
Replies: 10
Views: 25017

Twofish showed up...

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ArthurDentQuoteOriginally posted by: SmokeMeAKipperActually Barack seems turns up quite often, even I'm only a couple of connections away. Where does he get the time ?He was in industry before he went to government. if you read his first book, as I did, you would know h...
by KackToodles
October 17th, 2010, 6:50 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Twofish showed up...
Replies: 10
Views: 25017

Twofish showed up...

QuoteOriginally posted by: quantmehlet me know if you need introduction to him let me know if you want him to recommend you.
by KackToodles
October 17th, 2010, 6:47 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: An engineering phd asking career advice
Replies: 6
Views: 24764

An engineering phd asking career advice

QuoteOriginally posted by: isulszI find that to be a good candidate for a quant, one needs to know a lot of knowledge/skills in several disciplines, math/programming/finance, lots of things to learn, to prepare. Wow, you did not know before that you have to prepare?
by KackToodles
October 15th, 2010, 1:34 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: would you hire einstein to be a quant?
Replies: 70
Views: 29042

would you hire einstein to be a quant?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: quantmehQuoteOriginally posted by: renormI remember NYTimes article about how Lawrence Summers was asked to do some brainteasers before he could work DEShaw. he;s doing a 'hecuva job' in O's administration. human kind will never forget his contribution. i wish he just s...
by KackToodles
October 13th, 2010, 6:37 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: would you hire einstein to be a quant?
Replies: 70
Views: 29042

would you hire einstein to be a quant?

QuoteOriginally posted by: ChicagoGuyAnother interesting question: do you think most star quants have the capacity to discover what Einstein discovered in physics? most quants can only crunch numbers. if they can't crunch it numerically, they can't discover it.
by KackToodles
October 12th, 2010, 6:56 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: "So, how do you boil an egg?"
Replies: 78
Views: 29159

"So, how do you boil an egg?"

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: LTrainBut realize that the US job market created 95,000 new MBA jobs and 17.5 new PhD jobs! Recognizing that price is the result of supply and demand is too advanced for 2fish. But are you sure there were 17.5 new physics phd jobs? I would guess that the change in the n...
by KackToodles
October 12th, 2010, 6:54 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: would you hire einstein to be a quant?
Replies: 70
Views: 29042

would you hire einstein to be a quant?

Lorentz wrote down the special relativity equations/transformation rules. Einsteinwas the sales guy who marketed them to great success.
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