QuoteOriginally posted by: barny(1) What activities should I do to differentiate myself from the crowd?Learn Mandarin. Your rivals all took classes. You differentiate yourself by being totally fluent in both speak and writing. In fact, you published a novelette that sold 25,000 copies in shanghai. Put that on your resume under "hobbies." Quote2) What skills will be most useful as a trader/banker/salesman etc. Political and oratory skills. You can demonstrate your special skills by serving at Mayor of your City. Then run for congress as a Republican. Apply for a bank job after you lose the election. Quote 3) What are the most useful theoretical aspects of finance to learn before starting working in markets/corporate finance etc. Take the phd program at Harvard and make sure to take the courses in rational expectations theory. Risk premiums. Market microstructure theory. Basic economics.The truth? The same skills that will make you successful in business and politics is the same skills that will make you a successful investment banker. It is no surprise that many "retired" senators, ministers, and Presidents work for investment banks. Even Clinton and Gore at some point.
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