Friday, May 29, 2009

Monkey Business, John Rolfe and Peter Troob

An intense book. I'd call it 'fair warning' for those of us thinking of 'swinging through the wall street jungle' as the tag line suggests. It's a collection of sordid stories about the life of investment bankers from Harvard and Wharton. A good read even if you have little interest in banking.

This book focuses on the life cycle of an associate (what I'm hoping to become when I finish my MBA). It outlines all the details, starting from recruitment for the summer internship at DLJ right up until the moment they decide to leave the investment banking world.

A timely read for those of us also writing our CFAs with great aspirations. Get a preview about what you are potentially getting into. No surprises.

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Sofia said...

Why IB?

The real money and power is on the buyside.

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