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09 Mar 2007, 07:48
There are some good blogs out there, and there are some great ones. I think this one has to be the best for MC b/c of his candor. He has a great entry on things he has learned from bschool as a well as a guide to the dating scene. If you have the time, I'd recommend you read it.

He also wrote a short guide to MC interviews. It's pretty good stuff to get a leg up.

http://marquisweblog.blogspot.com/
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09 Mar 2007, 08:12
The best:

http://www.gettingdrunkinfirstclass.com/

Warning: Its a little crass.
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09 Mar 2007, 09:52
dukes wrote:
The best:

http://www.gettingdrunkinfirstclass.com/

Warning: Its a little crass.

Its hilarious.
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11 Mar 2007, 23:13
You can also check out http://bigticketatisb.blogspot.com
Its the ISB Consulting club blog!
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12 Mar 2007, 02:27
dukes wrote:
The best:

http://www.gettingdrunkinfirstclass.com/

Warning: Its a little crass.

This one rocks all the way, thanks! I syndicated it into my LJ to read on a regular basis.
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12 Mar 2007, 03:24
dukes wrote:
The best:

http://www.gettingdrunkinfirstclass.com/

Warning: Its a little crass.

Holy christ. It's so true too.. I'm laughing my a55 off. His descriptions are spot on. Seagull managers... bhahahha. Exactly. Assclown powerpoint nazi's... yup... more chevrons... lol.

His who needs food post is basically SPOT ON as to the typical consultant day.
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12 Mar 2007, 03:37
Got exactly the same feeling I have quite a few friends in consulting/big4, and this absolutely correlates with their ramblings.
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12 Mar 2007, 03:54
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dukes wrote:
The best:

http://www.gettingdrunkinfirstclass.com/

Warning: Its a little crass.

Holy christ. It's so true too.. I'm laughing my a55 off. His descriptions are spot on. Seagull managers... bhahahha. Exactly. Assclown powerpoint nazi's... yup... more chevrons... lol.

His who needs food post is basically SPOT ON as to the typical consultant day.

Given that you've worked on both sides, I'd be interested to get your thoughts on this one: http://www.gettingdrunkinfirstclass.com ... nt+banking
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12 Mar 2007, 05:14
dukes wrote:
rhyme wrote:
dukes wrote:
The best:

http://www.gettingdrunkinfirstclass.com/

Warning: Its a little crass.

Holy christ. It's so true too.. I'm laughing my a55 off. His descriptions are spot on. Seagull managers... bhahahha. Exactly. Assclown powerpoint nazi's... yup... more chevrons... lol.

His who needs food post is basically SPOT ON as to the typical consultant day.

Given that you've worked on both sides, I'd be interested to get your thoughts on this one: http://www.gettingdrunkinfirstclass.com ... nt+banking

Sheesh man, I hope you aren't taking that post seriously. The piece is either dripping with satire or the author is completely off base.

Case in point:

Quote:
Frequency of obtaining ass

Consultants: Constantly and from every country in the world

IBers: Red light district Manhattan Call Girls with HIV
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12 Mar 2007, 05:17
dukes wrote:
rhyme wrote:
dukes wrote:
The best:

http://www.gettingdrunkinfirstclass.com/

Warning: Its a little crass.

Holy christ. It's so true too.. I'm laughing my a55 off. His descriptions are spot on. Seagull managers... bhahahha. Exactly. Assclown powerpoint nazi's... yup... more chevrons... lol.

His who needs food post is basically SPOT ON as to the typical consultant day.

Given that you've worked on both sides, I'd be interested to get your thoughts on this one: http://www.gettingdrunkinfirstclass.com ... nt+banking

That one is basically just a joke. There's little truth to most of whats said there.

You don't work "10 to 15" hours in consulting. You work 60 at least. As for IB, 70 to 80 is low, i think its more like 80 to 90 or more. As for the travel, this stuff about first class is sort of true. You never get booked right into first class, at least no one I know whose worked with Booz, BCG, etc did, and I doubt these guys are. What is likely is that the firm reimburses you for upgrade vouchers, so if there's space, you'll go business class. The hotel quality portion is junk as well, you'll stay in perfectly nice hotels in IB. The palate quality stuff is also a bit over the top - yes, you will eat t-bone steak as often as you like as a consultant, but you wont be downing $2,000 bottles of wine... and dont' think that consultants dont order in chinese while stuck at work late. They do. As for remote work flexibility, its true that consultants are far moer likely to get to work from home on a Friday after a week of travel than an IBer. The 100,000 miles figure re miles is possible, but its not a given. Take that post with a huge grain of salt, its all just joshing. The hours in MC are real, you wont fly first class, maybe business, otherwise economy plus, you will eat out a lot but you will also eat a lot of chinese food... oh and I almost forgot... the base thing. I disagree with the compensation part - MCs make good money, an associate can expect$110K + bonus at some of these firms. A IBer can expect the same base but a much bigger bonus. They also work 100 hours a week though.
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12 Mar 2007, 05:19
eazyb81 wrote:
dukes wrote:
rhyme wrote:
dukes wrote:
The best:

http://www.gettingdrunkinfirstclass.com/

Warning: Its a little crass.

Holy christ. It's so true too.. I'm laughing my a55 off. His descriptions are spot on. Seagull managers... bhahahha. Exactly. Assclown powerpoint nazi's... yup... more chevrons... lol.

His who needs food post is basically SPOT ON as to the typical consultant day.

Given that you've worked on both sides, I'd be interested to get your thoughts on this one: http://www.gettingdrunkinfirstclass.com ... nt+banking

Sheesh man, I hope you aren't taking that post seriously. The piece is either dripping with satire or the author is completely off base.

Case in point:

Quote:
Frequency of obtaining ass

Consultants: Constantly and from every country in the world

IBers: Red light district Manhattan Call Girls with HIV

As is everything else on that blog. Its all hyperbole and satire but its alot funnier when it contains a kernel of truth (as many of the entries do). I was interested to see if any of those descriptions and contrasts between MC and IB resonated with rhyme.
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12 Mar 2007, 05:33
dukes wrote:
As is everything else on that blog. Its all hyperbole and satire but its alot funnier when it contains a kernel of truth (as many of the entries do). I was interested to see if any of those descriptions and contrasts between MC and IB resonated with rhyme.

As one of the comments mentioned, this seems like a retort to the leveraged sellout blog.
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12 Mar 2007, 05:37
but you don't really want to beat them with a stick so much as the leveraged sell-out bloke. He is just a natural.
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12 Mar 2007, 05:39
eazyb81 wrote:
dukes wrote:
As is everything else on that blog. Its all hyperbole and satire but its alot funnier when it contains a kernel of truth (as many of the entries do). I was interested to see if any of those descriptions and contrasts between MC and IB resonated with rhyme.

As one of the comments mentioned, this seems like a retort to the leveraged sellout blog.

URL to this other blog
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12 Mar 2007, 05:40
http://www.leveragedsellout.com/

IMO gettingdrunkinfirstclass is a bit wittier.
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12 Mar 2007, 06:04
I'm more of a fan of LS, but I guess it depends on which industry you can relate to.

Here is a classic post with some references to Monkey Business, Boiler Room, etc.

http://www.leveragedsellout.com/2006/06 ... t-trained/
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12 Mar 2007, 07:55
eazyb81 wrote:
I'm more of a fan of LS, but I guess it depends on which industry you can relate to.

Here is a classic post with some references to Monkey Business, Boiler Room, etc.

http://www.leveragedsellout.com/2006/06 ... t-trained/

My all time fav LS post:

http://www.leveragedsellout.com/2005/07/bonus-season/
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12 Mar 2007, 08:24
kidderek wrote:
eazyb81 wrote:
I'm more of a fan of LS, but I guess it depends on which industry you can relate to.

Here is a classic post with some references to Monkey Business, Boiler Room, etc.

http://www.leveragedsellout.com/2006/06 ... t-trained/

My all time fav LS post:

http://www.leveragedsellout.com/2005/07/bonus-season/

â€œOh come on Jessieâ€¦â€
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13 Mar 2007, 08:04
Just started checking these blogs out. Similar to Monkey Business or Liars Poker or any other first-hand accounts of these high-powered corporate jobs, it's simultaneously exciting and repulsing. As cool as MC sounds, sometimes I think corporate finance will be a better fit, I'm getting too old for a "cool" job.
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21 Mar 2007, 18:24
dukes wrote:
The best:

http://www.gettingdrunkinfirstclass.com/

Warning: Its a little crass.

Funny!

"Booz (what an appropriate first name)"

Is it really that hard to get into places like McKinsey and Bain?
(Here in Korea, it is. But in the states???)

My bro's in Stanford and he says "anyone can do consulting" so he's thinking of doing something else. Like working for Intel or Google.

21 Mar 2007, 18:24

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