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by albertmills
December 15th, 2013, 6:04 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Alternative careers in biological sciences rather than finance?
Replies: 4
Views: 6558

Alternative careers in biological sciences rather than finance?

<t>A lot of people with physics backgrounds have gone into quantitative finance because of the better pay/more jobs, and the perception that there is limited opportunity in physics except for those that are not just good, but very very good.I was wondering if anyone has heard much about people with ...
by albertmills
November 18th, 2013, 10:12 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Self Expression Vs Compliance
Replies: 11
Views: 7551

Self Expression Vs Compliance

<t>Dominic: the best jobs, both in money and in enjoyment want your creative input, they demand your insights and your delivery is an expression of your personality, so we have a comparable nonlinearity, but it isn't even slightly symmetric with the bad job function.Jobs like this really exist? Real...
by albertmills
July 11th, 2013, 4:32 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Additional computer languages
Replies: 34
Views: 10356

Additional computer languages

<t>why do you want to work as what amounts to IT support for some big corporation? Launch a startup. Sure there's a good chance you'll fail, and a small chance you'll succeed, but doing software for a lareg corp whose main product is not software means the chance of fail is 100%, as you're not even ...
by albertmills
June 24th, 2013, 2:52 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: why are the markets a weighing machine in the long term?
Replies: 4
Views: 7904

why are the markets a weighing machine in the long term?

Seeing as how i'm obviously pretty lazy...is there a review article you'd recommend?
by albertmills
June 24th, 2013, 5:45 am
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: why are the markets a weighing machine in the long term?
Replies: 4
Views: 7904

why are the markets a weighing machine in the long term?

<t>Ben Graham is famous for stating that 'in the short term, the stock market behaves like a voting machine, but in the long term it acts like a weighing machine (i.e. its true value will in the long run be reflected in its stock price).' < from wikipediaA lot of investment philosophies seem to be b...
by albertmills
June 18th, 2013, 5:15 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: what's the point of working high-tech if they all make you sign restrictive covenants and the like?
Replies: 7
Views: 8314

what's the point of working high-tech if they all make you sign restrictive covenants and the like?

<t>Hi,I have some employment opportunities at hi-tech firms - GE and the like. The problem is all hi-tech companies want you to sign agreements saying things along the lines of "we own anything you may ever invent in the future that has anything to do with our business even if you're not employed wi...
by albertmills
March 11th, 2013, 6:35 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: online vs traditional courses for references?
Replies: 3
Views: 8328

online vs traditional courses for references?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ashkarIn part-time/distance learning, most profs will give you a good reference if you are in top bracket of the class and submit your work on time. You can ask questions etc to make him remember you. If you attended a fulltime course then ofcourse you would need to hav...
by albertmills
March 11th, 2013, 3:32 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: online vs traditional courses for references?
Replies: 3
Views: 8328

online vs traditional courses for references?

<t>Hi,I'm thinking of taking some courses in order to get references from profs to get into a full time program. The program would be in a different field from what i am currently doing, and references from profs, showing i have done well in their courses, would help with an application.I can do the...
by albertmills
February 13th, 2013, 3:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: wrestling dropped from olympics
Replies: 18
Views: 8782

wrestling dropped from olympics

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: albertmillswrestling is being dropped from the olympics?! this is totally unreal, it's one of the sports of the ancient games, it's one of the most athletic sports, and it's one of the mos universal and primal sports.The Games are no...
by albertmills
February 12th, 2013, 7:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: wrestling dropped from olympics
Replies: 18
Views: 8782

wrestling dropped from olympics

wrestling is being dropped from the olympics?! this is totally unreal, it's one of the sports of the ancient games, it's one of the most athletic sports, and it's one of the mos universal and primal sports.
by albertmills
February 12th, 2013, 7:35 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: given its share structure why is facebook not worth 0?
Replies: 6
Views: 9086

given its share structure why is facebook not worth 0?

<r>Apparently the way Zuckerberg has structured facebook he's not accountable to the board of directors (see article link below). So theoretically he doesn't have to give a s*it about paying out dividends or the share price. Theoretically if the share price sinks or a public company refuses to pay o...
by albertmills
February 12th, 2013, 3:37 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Market calls on the quant bubble
Replies: 16
Views: 10466

Market calls on the quant bubble

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: frenchXI agree with Devon on this one. 1 ) There are too many quant finance schools compared to the size of the job markets2) Risk will become more and more present3) The great era of "maths researchers à la Derman" is OVER, now this is the reign of IT expertsAt the mom...
by albertmills
January 24th, 2013, 8:12 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: computer programming - meritocracy?
Replies: 32
Views: 12406

computer programming - meritocracy?

<r>Hi,I've read that computer programing is a field in which the great are way better than the average, and get rewarded for their skills since it's a meritocracy. See the link below.True?If it's true, why do so many people on these forums complain about IT. <URL url="http://www.slate.com/articles/t...
by albertmills
January 21st, 2013, 8:18 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: job interview and alcohol
Replies: 29
Views: 12406

job interview and alcohol

if it's in some parts of eastern europe i think vodka is still the norm
by albertmills
January 18th, 2013, 12:35 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Calgary - Best profs and where to get good jobs
Replies: 7
Views: 9294

Calgary - Best profs and where to get good jobs

QuoteOriginally posted by: mitto be honest, life wont change because you have a MA/MBA whatever. save some money and start a business that interests you.i'm pretty sure i'd like running a hedge fund like bill ackman's.
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