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    Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s Got Bad News For His Legions Of Soccer Mom Fans

    Greek god. Philosopher. Adonis. The only person on earth who has earned the right to have an opinion about anything. All appropriate characterizations of one Nassim Nicholas Taleb, and the way at least three-quarters of all living homo sapiens have described NNT in their conversations with friends and in their diaries. And while his many admirers have surely studied him in great detail in the hopes of one day having the opportunity to unlock his heart or simply bask in his reflected glory for a moment or two, not everyone has a comprehensive list of the things that rev Taleb’s engine and, more importantly, that tick him off. Luckily, a recent profile by Chronicle writer Tom Bartlett has produced a near-complete guide to the likes and dislikes of Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Read it, print it out, carry it in your pocket– but really, consider taking the time to commit it to memory. Your chance may only come along once and you don’t want to fuck it up by fumbling around your notes because you can’t remember what his thoughts are on “bourgeois bohemian bonus earners” or fruit.

    / Dec 21, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    FOMC Minutes Reveal Little Known Long Time Fed Chair Tradition Of Pulling A Tiny Prank On Your Successor

    As you may have heard, the Federal Reserve is now releasing transcripts of its FOMC meetings, in an effort to be open and honest with the public about what it is they do all day. Out this morning are the minutes from 2006’s get-togethers and one thing that stands out is how much fun these […]

    / Jan 12, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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    Wall Street Needs Fresh Ideas To Compete With Tech Firms For Talent

    In a few short months, the next crop of college grads will enter the workforce and this year more than ever, many a bright young thing who would potentially be attracted to a job in the financial industry will be lured out West to a “name-brand organization” like Google or Facebook, that their parents’ friends […]

    / Jan 18, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    Overzealous Employee Of Midtown Hedge Fund Want You To Learn From His Mistakes

    A Double Down challenge occurred last Friday at 1PM. Man on man (in this case, employee v intern), thirty minutes, as fast as they could get ‘em in there. Luckily I was long gone by then but I’ve been asked to post the results, for those of you considering going up against your younger, hungrier […]

    / Jun 1, 2010 at 4:45 PM
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    Peter Orszag Has A “Secret” Love Child, Is A Brute, Some People Would Like Us To Believe

    We’re a little bit late to this, because for the most part we don’t care about the love-lives of White House budget directors but whatevs: according the Post Peter Orszag has a “secret” love child, “secret” only because no one at the paper knew about the baby, and presumably not because he has the kid […]

    / Jan 7, 2010 at 1:05 PM

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