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    (Original post by JakeF)
    Goldman were always going to pick him up. It was the perfect match for them. By a few snippets ive heard, his first year hasnt been as stellar as many of you would want/expect.

    Theres no doubt the guy is talented, but breaking down the A Levels you'll see its not as impressive as it first appears with the amount of overlap essentially making it 4/5 A Levels and not 10.

    Met him a couple of times, and he certainly attempts to maintain the superiority and dismissive behaviour that everyone seems to idolise him for.

    As for this rather pointless **** swinging on whether students should maximise their time at university working for HF/PE. Its not the norm, it never will be. Personally, I was quite happy having down time where i sit and watch piss loads of crap on iPlayer/TV seasons.

    Stop thinking about your CVs. Its about as unhealthy as chinning a KFC Fat Fu..ker bucket at 3am after a whole day on the lash.
    Finally a normal person on TSR.
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    (Original post by JakeF)
    By a few snippets ive heard, his first year hasnt been as stellar as many of you would want/expect.
    Source? That's not I've heard.
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    I want to go to LSE for postgrad. I know it is expensive and a bit of a degree factory but IB's masturbate over it. I blame the single minded recruitment process, but atleast they are not as pathetic as MC firms who only recruit from two universities.
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    yet another pointless thread
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    (Original post by GwonTon)
    Jesus, exactly why LSE is so f*ing lame. Spend half day in lectures, then when you're done - go suck off someone at a hedge fund. LSE students probably run cost-benefit analysis on future career and networking prospects before they decide to have sex with someone. A bunch of losers with no life outside the investment banking, no idea about the real world, and a precarious hold on reality which is un-useful in the industry they want go into.
    Yes, we use net present values when deciding on what to do with our lives.
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    I would have a lot more respect for Jan Sramek if he'd actually started real, viable businesses. Seems his companies are simply websites or web services, and it seems they never made much of a profit. He's more uber-geek playing at business than steely entrepreneur.
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    (Original post by [email protected])
    I want to go to LSE for postgrad. I know it is expensive and a bit of a degree factory but IB's masturbate over it. I blame the single minded recruitment process, but atleast they are not as pathetic as MC firms who only recruit from two universities.
    Choosing your university based on your perceptions of the recruiting process at IBs is not a particularly sensible thing to do. Especially when you seem pretty ignorant about the process (at MCs too).
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    I also read an interview with him and it was all going well until he started going on about how he needed to have 6 kids. WTF? Who decides on a specific number of kids (6, as well!) when their 22, and why? F'ing odd.
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    (Original post by GwonTon)
    I also read an interview with him and it was all going well until he started going on about how he needed to have 6 kids. WTF? Who decides on a specific number of kids (6, as well!) when their 22, and why? F'ing odd.
    Why don't you try getting on with your own life, rather than hypothesising over the motivations of a guy you've never met.
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    I mean I went on NiCube and it has like 1 member, and it's probably from Men's Warehouse!
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    (Original post by GwonTon)
    I also read an interview with him and it was all going well until he started going on about how he needed to have 6 kids. WTF? Who decides on a specific number of kids (6, as well!) when their 22, and why? F'ing odd.
    lol that is weird.


    I do think there is a lot to be said for those who string themselves too highly at a young age.
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    (Original post by GwonTon)
    Jesus, exactly why LSE is so f*ing lame. Spend half day in lectures, then when you're done - go suck off someone at a hedge fund. LSE students probably run cost-benefit analysis on future career and networking prospects before they decide to have sex with someone. A bunch of losers with no life outside the investment banking, no idea about the real world, and a precarious hold on reality which is un-useful in the industry they want go into.
    I didn't want to get involved but seeing what have posted made me want to make a comment. While this may be true for some LSE students this is not true for the majority of students.

    Since my time at LSE I have not done anything related to IB nor joined an IB society. Just finishing second year I still have no clue what I want to do in the future.

    I do have a sense of the real world and reality especially as I have been through quite a lot since I have started uni. So please do not generalise like that especially when you don't know all the people who got to the uni.


    With regards to LSE losing its edge or more precise doing less well in rankings I think it is mainly down to the following things:

    a) LSE is a Specialist institution which does not do any science research. Science research tends to be valued more and specialist social science unis like the LSE and SOAS tend to perform less well as a result

    b) student satisfaction which unsurprisingly is too low and with rankings placing and emphasis on this they go down in the league tables
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    (Original post by Chrisateen)
    With regards to LSE losing its edge or more precise doing less well in rankings I think it is mainly down to the following things:

    a) LSE is a Specialist institution which does not do any science research. Science research tends to be valued more and specialist social science unis like the LSE and SOAS tend to perform less well as a result

    b) student satisfaction which unsurprisingly is too low and with rankings placing and emphasis on this they go down in the league tables
    Point b), fair enough.

    Point a), nonsense. Specialist institutions are strongly favoured by league table rankings. The LSE might not have the same advantage as scientific specialist unis (like imperial) but it will gain benefit over institutions larger 'do everything' universities who offer far more courses, far more niche courses, and then have to lower their tarriffs (thus net tarriff) overall. Uni expansion has dealt a blow to all of those who have taken this route (notts, manch etc) which were much higher up before the chose to expand in this way.
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    (Original post by Radeon.2009)
    Source? That's not I've heard.
    I was out with an elder brother of mine a few months back (early March), and we met Jan Sramek at a bar (he is a close friend of my brother).

    He said he covered the Turkey desk within the Emerging Markets side and was "performing satisfactorily", but when he went away to the bathroom his colleagues said that was quite an overstatement (i.e. he's performing very badly when compared to the rest of the 09 intake group).

    He was a nice guy though (very direct, but he's a trader :p: ), but I guess hyping yourself up as he has, doesn't help if you don't produce etc.
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    (Original post by Radeon.2009)
    Interesting article. I found these comments most interesting

    My brother told me the only reason he got so much media attention in the first place was because he got a few of his friends to write articles about him. On the other hand, maybe these friends of his found his story interesting, wrote about it, and the media storm just erupted from there.
    LMFAO!

    He said he "convinced" and someone else from his group of friends shouted out "begged", a friend to write The Gateway article about him. He apparently sent the writer a load of e-mails requesting he be featured (as he hasn't had any 'proper' businesses as pointed out by someone above, just internet sites), and eventually the author of the article gave in and featured him if Jan could help him (the author) out of handing out/hand distributing the paper he was going to be featured in.

    Self-promotion to the max
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    If you want to get to the top you've got to lie, cheat and steal...and occasionally suck someone off.
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    (Original post by manchild007)
    LMFAO!

    He said he "convinced" and someone else from his group of friends shouted out "begged", a friend to write The Gateway article about him. He apparently sent the writer a load of e-mails requesting he be featured (as he hasn't had any 'proper' businesses as pointed out by someone above, just internet sites), and eventually the author of the article gave in and featured him if Jan could help him (the author) out of handing out/hand distributing the paper he was going to be featured in.

    Self-promotion to the max
    OMG. This guy seems like a smart guy but is obviously not the god he makes himself out to be. All of his achievements break down into nothing once you check them out.

    Did 10 A Levels. Impressive but not that impressive when you consider the overlap in his options, making the difficulty more like 6 or 7 A Levels, ie not impossible. Also did 'autism' subjects by and large and did not demonstrate the skill of being able to handle something like classics, music or philosophy in addition to maths and physics.

    Started businesses at uni. Actually just created a bunch of websites many of which have next to no members. Nicube seems to have next to no traffic. This is nothing compared to success of people who started this forum!

    Incredible trader. Actually just begged someone to put him in an article and in reality is not outstanding on the trading desk compared to the other bright people at GS.

    Publishd book. People here who read book seem to say its just a rehash of lots of self help stuff ie not really much of an achevement.

    Don't get my wrong hes obviously a clever guy but he's not some genius like people make him out to be. I have seen people with much better skills than he has.
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    People getting impressed by 10 A levesl. How about this, 21 As at A level:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-A-levels.html
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    (Original post by henrykravis)
    People getting impressed by 10 A levesl. How about this, 21 As at A level:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-A-levels.html
    He wants to study medicine after, I hope he gets rejected for not getting an A in Chemistry
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    (Original post by Zweihander)
    If you want to get to the top you've got to lie, cheat and steal...and occasionally suck someone off.
    I don't agree with that

    The **** suckers eventually get shown up for what they are.

    You've watched wall street too many times
 
 
 
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