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by KackToodles
October 11th, 2010, 4:00 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: would you hire einstein to be a quant?
Replies: 70
Views: 29596

would you hire einstein to be a quant?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: mynetselfEinstein wouldn't be studying String Theory today, he was never a mainstream scientist. He'd probably be attacking ST and LQG alike, all the while dreaming up something new. Einstein was not a star mathematician. He preferred the "intuitive" approach rather tha...
by KackToodles
October 11th, 2010, 3:58 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: would you hire einstein to be a quant?
Replies: 70
Views: 29596

would you hire einstein to be a quant?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: plusEinstein would have the intellectual ability to give new and interesting answers to silly brain teasers. That would be enough for those masturbating over intellect to hire him on the spot. Are you sure? The interview monkeys would check Einstein's creative answer ag...
by KackToodles
October 11th, 2010, 1:06 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: What drives the successful people?
Replies: 11
Views: 24875

What drives the successful people?

QuoteOriginally posted by: prasenjit0211What drives these MDs and fund managers to work insane hours - year after year.a cheauffer
by KackToodles
October 11th, 2010, 1:04 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: would you hire einstein to be a quant?
Replies: 70
Views: 29596

would you hire einstein to be a quant?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: tu160absolutely, that would be great for marketing! but would he accept your offer after your 25 year old brash MFE dude confuses him for an hour with trick questions about how to time three hours with a seven hour hourglass, and badgers him because he didn't know some ...
by KackToodles
October 11th, 2010, 1:01 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: let me give you young people a tip about work: it's not worth it
Replies: 78
Views: 32029

let me give you young people a tip about work: it's not worth it

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: traderjoe1976They need to produce one top-tier journal article every year just to maintain their reputation. But for that, they only need some poor PhD students suckers who slog 70 hours a week for peanuts. yeah, only about half of the profs in the top 20 schools can me...
by KackToodles
October 10th, 2010, 7:05 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: 2011 financial software developer -bloomberg
Replies: 6
Views: 25224

2011 financial software developer -bloomberg

QuoteOriginally posted by: mrmisterYou gotto be kidding me. The dumbest of the lot work as developers for bloomberg. as dom said, some firms are fearful of hiring smart people because the smart people would point out that the existing coworkers suck.
by KackToodles
October 10th, 2010, 7:00 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: let me give you young people a tip about work: it's not worth it
Replies: 78
Views: 32029

let me give you young people a tip about work: it's not worth it

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: prasenjit0211Will the universities allow such kind of consulting time unless you are Nouriel Roubini. after you have tenure, as long as you show up to teach your class, nobody controls what else you do. It's not as if the dean is going to make you punch a time card. </t>
by KackToodles
October 10th, 2010, 6:58 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: would you hire einstein to be a quant?
Replies: 70
Views: 29596

would you hire einstein to be a quant?

would einstein be able to answer your trick interview questions? would be pass your interview process?
by KackToodles
October 10th, 2010, 4:21 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: let me give you young people a tip about work: it's not worth it
Replies: 78
Views: 32029

let me give you young people a tip about work: it's not worth it

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: traderjoe1976Dude, I was a professor in the Business School. Let me tell you that there is nothing cool about it. They make most of their income through executive MBA teaching and consulting work. to get your $500K, you have to turn into a traveling consultant. If you'r...
by KackToodles
October 9th, 2010, 9:20 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Interview
Replies: 8
Views: 24176

Interview

QuoteOriginally posted by: silencerYeah I can step out for lunch but need a quite place to talk on the phone. Any suggestions around NYC financial district ? you can rent a telephone booth at Kinkos.
by KackToodles
October 9th, 2010, 9:18 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: "So, how do you boil an egg?"
Replies: 78
Views: 29688

"So, how do you boil an egg?"

QuoteOriginally posted by: Finance1987Kack, Like I had mentioned in the "quote", I described the manner in which I boil an egg. What's idiotic about it? it is inefficient. if macdonald's boiled an egg like you do, everyone would have to wait 5 minutes for their breakfast.
by KackToodles
October 9th, 2010, 9:17 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: MBA not good for geeky merchant
Replies: 7
Views: 24322

MBA not good for geeky merchant

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: prasenjit0211As I mentioned earlier MBA helps everyone but an introvert should focus to develop his strengths further and work to patch his weakness. So a quantitative degree along with some activities like Toastmasters is a better way to proceed for geeks. The little t...
by KackToodles
October 9th, 2010, 5:44 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Crossroad: Any input welcome
Replies: 31
Views: 28324

Crossroad: Any input welcome

QuoteOriginally posted by: twofish no one cares other than D.E. Shaw what your grades are. maybe somebody should clue DES that phd school grades don't really count b/c phd school is all about research, not classwork.
by KackToodles
October 9th, 2010, 5:42 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: MBA not good for geeky merchant
Replies: 7
Views: 24322

MBA not good for geeky merchant

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: prasenjit0211I know a guy - typical geek - self absorbed, less action orientated, unaware of gap between reality and perception. He did his MBA and now he looks like a former shadow of himself, accepted his life as a mediocre performer.It appears thus MBA may not be mag...
by KackToodles
October 9th, 2010, 5:40 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: let me give you young people a tip about work: it's not worth it
Replies: 78
Views: 32029

let me give you young people a tip about work: it's not worth it

QuoteOriginally posted by: Finance1987President of America? I think being a professor in an academic varsity is also pretty "cool" for some people. why not become a mail clerk. it's an easy, secure civil service job and nobody will bother you while you sort the mails in the corner.
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