Academia

  • Academia, Fat

    McDonald’s CFO Was Never Lovin’ It, Just Wanted To Make Money

    McDonald’s CFO Matthew Paull is trading in the pinstripes for corduroy, leaving his lucrative finance career for the somewhat less lucrative world of higher education. After fourteen years under the refulgent golden arches, Paull will begin teaching economics and finance part-time at an unspecified university in San Diego next year while continuing to serve on […]

    / Jul 26, 2007 at 3:35 PM
  • Academia, Wall Street

    Is Wall Street Hurting US Intelligence?

    The revelations of George Tenet were the talk of the Sunday morning political shows this week. Despite Tenet’s defense of his own work and the work of the rest of the Central Intelligence Agency, there is still the widespread impression that our primary intelligence gathering agency is broken. The causes of the CIA’s problems are […]

    / May 7, 2007 at 4:10 PM
  • Academia, banking culture, Business Media, Goldman Sachs

    How To Succeed At Anything?

    New Yorker Editor David Remnick dropped by Princeton to give a lecture the other day. The Daily Princetonian reports an interesting exchange during the qestion and answer period. When asked by a student in attendance if he had any advice for Princeton students interested in journalism, Remnick — known for his self-deprecating humor in conversation […]

    / Oct 19, 2006 at 12:26 PM
  • Academia, Aleksey Vayner, Ivy Gate

    Today In Aleksey Vayner: YouTube Downs Video, IvyGate Puts It Right Back Up.

    Aleksey Vayner’s attempt to quell distribution of his “Impossible Is Nothing” video won a small victory yesterday and then suffered a quick reversal. After his video became an overnight viral sensation—first making the rounds in emails forwarded around investment banks and then on blogs—Vayner initially removed the video from his website. When the blog IvyGate […]

    / Oct 11, 2006 at 10:09 AM
  • Academia, Aleksey Vayner, banking culture, Yale

    Today In Aleksey Vayner: He’s Very Popular!

    The Aleksey Vayner story continued to erupt today, splattering its hot flow all over the internets and even onto a real, inky fingers newspaper. Here’s a quick rundown of all the latest news on Aleksey Vayner. • Under the name Aleksey Garber, he was the subject of a withering profile in Yale’s Rumpus. [IvyGate] • […]

    / Oct 9, 2006 at 1:16 PM
  • Academia, Aleksey Vayner, business wisdom, video

    How Not To Apply For A Job In Banking, Revisited.

    Well, that was a close call. For a few moments we were worried you might miss out on Aleksey Vayner’s now world-famous (or at least Wall Street famous) video “Impossible Is Nothing.” His site went down and the video with it. Aleksey may have had second thoughts. Or maybe all the traffic it was getting […]

    / Oct 6, 2006 at 6:05 PM
  • Academia

    Texas Money Manager Posts 8.5% Gains and Resigns

    Managing money for a major university is like square dancing in a minefield. Faculty members absurdly act like they own universities, and often exploit their institutions for short-term, personal and idiosyncratic goals—not exactly a good recipe for smart investing. Calls to divest from whatever country the professoriate has decided to hate lately are a good […]

    / Sep 7, 2006 at 10:21 AM

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