Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Banker: And Other Baller Things You Only Get to Say If You Work on Wall Street

Hachette Books, 05.08.2008 - 224 Seiten
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In one word: egregious.

Damn It Feels Good to Be a Banker is a Wall Street epic, a war cry for the masses of young professionals behind desks at Investment Banks, Hedge Funds, and Private Equity shops around the world. With chapters like "No. We do not have any 'hot stock tips' for you," "Mergers are a girl's best friend," and "Georgetown I wouldn't let my maids' kids go there," the book captures the true essence of being in high finance.

DIFGTBAB thematically walks through Wall Street culture, pointing out its intricacies: the bushleagueness of a Men's Warehouse suit or squared-toe shoes, the power of 80s pop, and the importance of Microsoft Excel shortcut keys as related to ever being able to have any significant global impact.

The book features various, vivid illustrations of Bankers in their natural state (ballin'), and, in true Book 2.0 fashion, numerous, insightful comments from actual readers of the widely popular website LeveragedSellOut.com.

Thorough and well-executed, it's lens into the heart of an often misunderstood, unfairly stereotyped subset of our society. The view--breathtaking.

Reader Responses

"After reading this clueless propaganda, I strongly believe that you are a racist, misogynist jerk. FYI, Size 6 is not fat." --Banker Chick

"Strong to very strong." --John Carney, Editor-In-Chief, Dealbreaker.com

"I used to feel pretty good about making $200K/year." --Poor person

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A working definition of Schadenfreude... I pity poor old "Leveraged Buy-Out", which would be the most wounding thing one could do to him ("one" being a person not blessed enough to work in front ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2008)

Leveraged Sell-Out is Amit Chatwani. Chatwani graduated from Princeton in 2004. His interest and cynicism of finance culture come from his friendships and interactions at Princeton and in New York City. His first year out of college, he lived and in a TriBeCa apartment with 4 investment bankers with 5 more living directly upstairs. As a Management Consultant, he is both immersed in the industry and detached from it simultaneously, which allows him to ridicule the industry as well as he does. Amit also works with two Internet startups for which he has managed their Internet marketing. In this role, he has helped to drive hundreds of thousands of viewers to the respective website, all through his contacts and knowledge of blogs and Internet culture.

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