Show me the money
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Show Me The Money (Lessons From Bonus Time)

Over the past few weeks, a strangely coordinated affair played out across investment banks around the world. At the surface, it manifested itself in short, ten-minute conversations – all revolving around a single number. A number that is, at least theoretically, supposed to reflect […]

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The Office Puppet Show

Back in the heydays leading up to the global financial crisis, the same scene would regularly play out at the Deutsche Bank London headquarters. On bonus day, a car transporter would pull up to the landmark yellow building at 75 London Wall. It would […]

It Won't Happen To You
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It Won’t Happen To You

When Randall Stephenson announced he is retiring from his role as the CEO of AT&T a few weeks ago, he sure caused a stir. Donald Trump took an instant swipe at him on Twitter. Clearly, no love lost between CNN and the White House […]

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Walking The Tightrope Of An Up-Or-Out Career

This post is dedicated to all the bankers, lawyers, consultants, private equity professionals and anyone else working in an up-or-out industry.  When the time comes, you’ll know the signs. Your firm lands a plum mandate with a big fee – but somehow, despite having […]