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    This man was old. His attitude toward his job was, by our standards, sentimental. He released his epigrams like pet doves: "When I'm trading, you see, I don't stop to pat myself on the back. Because when I pat myself on the back, the next sensation is usually a sharp kick lower down. And it isn't so pleasant." When asked the key to his success, he said, "In the land of the blind t...

    2013-01-29 10:35   1人喜欢

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    The greatest absurdity of the college investment banking interview was the people the investment banks sent to conduct them. Many of them hadn't worked on Wall Street for more than a year, but they acquired Wall Street personas. One of their favorite words was professional. Sitting stiffly, shaking firmly, speaking crisply, and sipping a glass of ice water were professional. Laughing and scratchin...

    2011-08-02 23:14

  • brunette

    brunette

    “Bond traders and salesman age like dogs. Each year on the trading floor counts for seven in any other corporation."

    2017-07-21 13:37

  • mouetteO

    mouetteO (ephemeral eternity)

    And now he was about to tell us what we wanted to know. "So you want to know how to deal with those assholes, don't you?" he said. Trainees sort of nodded their heads. O'Grady said he had discovered the secret earlier than most. When he was just starting out, he said, he had an experience that taught him a lesson. He had been a flunky for a senior bond salesman named Penn King, a tall...

    2015-05-14 16:01

  • 小飞侠6414

    小飞侠6414 (飞过这世界)

    Wall Street's 80s nostalgia as described by TBS. Aesthetically less appealing as compared with The Big Short as there's less technique involved. (I don't know if reading a pirate version of Liar's Poker printed from online impairs my judgement as well...) The story itself is not so blood-boiling as in TBS neither, though the background is quite the same. Fundamentally, two books have differen...

    2013-03-29 20:22

  • Praeter

    Praeter (一更别我二更回)

    [p.15] He had, I think, a profound ability to control the two emotions that commonly destroy traders - fear and greed - and it made him as noble as a man who pursues his self-interest so fiercely can be. [p.17] ...Liar's Poker had a lot in common with bond trading. It tested a trader's character. It honed a trader's instincts. A good player made a good trader, and vice versa. We all u...

    2013-02-12 01:09

  • TR

    TR (吃鱼)

    Probably the real truth of the matter was that I was frightened to miss the express bus on which everyone I knew seemed to have a reserved seat, for fear that there would be no other.

    2013-01-02 11:43

  • TR

    TR (吃鱼)

    There was one sure way, and only one sure way, to get ahead, and everyone with eyes in 1982 saw it: Major in economics; use your economics degree to get an analyst job on Wall Street; use your analyst job to get into the Harvard or Stanford Business School; and worry about the rest of your life later.

    2013-01-02 11:30

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    ·Here was the catch. Japanese tend to spend their lives with one Japanese company, and the more able ones normally wouldn't dream of working for an American firm. In joining Salomon Brothers, they traded in sushi and job security for cheeseburgers and yuppie disease, which few were willing to do. The rare Japanese whom Salomon had been able to snatch away were worth many times their weight in gol...

    2012-12-13 11:52

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    ·He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man. · What was profitable was raising capital (equity) for corporations. What was prestigious was knowing lots of corporate CEOs. Salomon was a social and financial outlier. · The Salomon trainee saw only the extremes of failure and success. Selling municipal bonds in Atlanta was unthinkably wretched. Trading mortgages in...

    2012-12-12 16:39

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