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Monkey Business: Swinging Through the Wall Street Jungle
Monkey Business: Swinging Through the Wall Street Jungle
von John Rolfe
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2.0 von 5 Sternen The system works fine, 23. Juli 2000
Having had the pleasure of working with investment bankers from several firms recently, this person was looking forward to learning more about what these guys have to go through. Sure, the hours are tough and long, and the perks are even more tremendous than anyone could imagine. But go figure, to succeed in any high powered profession, there is a period of ungodly work hours required, and a true dedication to be successful. Go ask any physician, who has to work harder in the early parts of a career than any banker. The authors prove what anyone who has been through a successful career chase knows, to be able to persevere and be successful at something, you have to enjoy doing what you are doing. The system has a way of weeding out those who are only in it for the money, and it worked fine here. Rolfe and Troob are opposites in many respects, but brought together by a disdain for a career path they had chosen - and chosen only to get rich. Troob on the one hand, decides that life has more to offer than the commitment to a successful career in investment banking would allow. He comes across as decent, bright and able to be successful at lots of things. Misery loves company, and Rolfe is the loser who even after leaving DLJ can't make it in a job. He tells how he got in through good fortune, and appears to detest every thing he was doing. Now let me see, I get a job, but I can't stand the work, and I hate it, therefore the system must be terrible that this career that pays so well isn't fun for me. Jealous of those who are successful in a career where he doesn't belong, he tries to blame the system for creating the scumbag that he is, and take it down with him on his spiral to nowhere. The American dream has warped to the desire to be financially successful without having to pay the price. The instant riches of Lotto drawings and the drive-through McDonalds mentality of financial expectations are alive and well in Rolfe. By writing the trash called Monkey Business and wrapping it in the glamour of Wall Street, Rolfe and Troob give a powerful example of just how easy the warped American Dream can be.

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