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    Interviewer: Are you motivated by money?

    Interviewee: I'm indifferent to money, it's the process of acquiring the money that I'm trully motivated by. 'The game' so to speak, where you put your wit and your balls on the line, with the sole intention of being the one who wins, being the best. Money just tends to be a by-product of this success, and a way to measure it in a capitalist world.



    So this is me. I'm genuinely motivated by 'the game'. I'm in my final year of my degree, having played 'the game' and done fairly well. I chose what I thought was one of the most difficult areas of IB to enter at this time, in terms of the quality of people and my relative skill-set, and have come out with a nice cushy graduate job (said with the utmost of sarcasm)

    But the problem is that now I've 'won' in this graduate job game, I simply don't have anything else to focus my energy on. I feel very frustrated, and I need something to channel all my spare capacity and time into.

    This is where I want your suggestions as to what I can do in the next few months before exams . Suggestions can be of two categories.

    1. Career related. Note that I don't count academic qualification as 'a game'. They are merely just memory tests, so please don't tell me to do the CFA etc.

    2. Other crazy things. If you feel that learning a new skill in the next 4 months might be challenging, then feel free to share. Challenges along the lines of having 'a perfect week' are welcome, but be aware that they may not be possible due to extenuating circumstances (most notably, a girlfriend).

    Many thanks, feel free to offer me any suggestions, or even just insult my stupidity if you feel so inclined.
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    Talking about 'The Game' i've just half hour ago finished watching season 1 of 'The Wire' and my gosh, the game that they play is entertaining stuff...

    Unlike your post.
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    You sound like a bit of a douche.
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    S'all in the game yo, s'all in the game.
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    (Original post by CokeCoke)
    Interviewer: Are you motivated by money?

    Interviewee: I'm indifferent to money, it's the process of acquiring the money that I'm trully motivated by. 'The game' so to speak, where you put your wit and your balls on the line, with the sole intention of being the one who wins, being the best. Money just tends to be a by-product of this success, and a way to measure it in a capitalist world.



    So this is me. I'm genuinely motivated by 'the game'. I'm in my final year of my degree, having played 'the game' and done fairly well. I chose what I thought was one of the most difficult areas of IB to enter at this time, in terms of the quality of people and my relative skill-set, and have come out with a nice cushy graduate job (said with the utmost of sarcasm)

    But the problem is that now I've 'won' in this graduate job game, I simply don't have anything else to focus my energy on. I feel very frustrated, and I need something to channel all my spare capacity and time into.

    This is where I want your suggestions as to what I can do in the next few months before exams . Suggestions can be of two categories.

    1. Career related. Note that I don't count academic qualification as 'a game'. They are merely just memory tests, so please don't tell me to do the CFA etc.

    2. Other crazy things. If you feel that learning a new skill in the next 4 months might be challenging, then feel free to share. Challenges along the lines of having 'a perfect week' are welcome, but be aware that they may not be possible due to extenuating circumstances (most notably, a girlfriend).

    Many thanks, feel free to offer me any suggestions, or even just insult my stupidity if you feel so inclined.
    Get laid?
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    Learn to count cards.
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    get a girlfriend?
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    Thanks for dropping by the forum.

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    Stick a whole finger in your a$$hole. Takes skills and balls.
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    You spend your whole life dedicated to climbing a mountain, to the point that t takes up your every waking minute. Fuelled by the promise of satiety once you eventually reach the top, you keep on going, even at the cost of enjoying some of the simpler things in life. But once you get to the top, you realise that there is nothing there, just a spacey void above you and the only possible direction bar staying on the peak is to come crashing down.

    Well thats the heaviest sh** you are going to get from me for a while and I wasnt even under the influence of anything when I wrote it, yagshamash!

    (Original post by Bramlow)
    Thanks for dropping by the forum.

    At the risk of sounding like some camp stylish queen, he should have been fired purely for his hair style.
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    (Original post by CokeCoke)
    Interviewer: Are you motivated by money?

    Interviewee: I'm indifferent to money, it's the process of acquiring the money that I'm trully motivated by. 'The game' so to speak, where you put your wit and your balls on the line, with the sole intention of being the one who wins, being the best. Money just tends to be a by-product of this success, and a way to measure it in a capitalist world.
    And that's the moment if I was an interviewer I would show you the door.
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    Thank you all for your great insights. :borat:

    (Original post by Ironuts)
    Learn to count cards.
    Thanks, I decided this was an interesting idea. I learnt a couple of methods, and settled on one I felt comfortable with.


    Over a period of a few weeks I converted £200 into £4800 and back down to £3500 at which point I decided to call it quits. I infact made most of my money (~£3000) in one night, while the others tended to be only marginal gains or losses. I obviously got lucky, but it's pretty tough to keep the discipline of sustained low bets in a casino atmosphere when the deck becomes bad.
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    (Original post by DerPumuckl)
    And that's the moment if I was an interviewer I would show you the door.

    That would definitely make the interview memorable.
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Get laid?

    I'm sure the £3500 made by counting cards will help with this too

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    Apply for more jobs to give your life meaning again.
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    I know the feeling actually; for the last few months I have been so focused on job applications and interviews that I have done little else in my spare time. Now that I have accepted an offer I feel pretty bored and I'm still going to a few other ACs just for the experience and to have something to focus on.

    If you don't do it already then I suggest learning juggling or diablo - useless but fun skills!
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    I know exactly how u feel. Its kinda like, I've been running for so long to win the race and i look up and i see that the race is won...but im too used to running by now =/.
    Or something.
    Try focusing on ur studies. Im trying to do that since i've fallen back quite a bit thanks to all the AC's and prep.
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    I've got a challenge for you:

    try to convince me that you are not just one more kid studying econ at a top6 uni, with a position in a finance society and a job in a BB like there are thousands on this forum.
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    I am similar... I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don't know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy. I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.


    But seriously... day trade Forex or Brent.
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    (Original post by Frenchous)
    I've got a challenge for you:

    try to convince me that you are not just one more kid studying econ at a top6 uni, with a position in a finance society and a job in a BB like there are thousands on this forum.
    Amen.

    What a crock of absolute **** about counting cards.
 
 
 
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