Essay Topic 1
How does the game of Liar's Poker have the feel of trading? Describe how Liar's Poker works, the list of questions a bond trader asks himself, and list some of the other firms besides Salomon Brothers which have similar games.
Essay Topic 2
What is the perception of "corporate finance" in the investment banking industry? What does someone in corporate finance actually do? What role does and investment banking analyst play in relation to corporate financiers?
Essay Topic 3
What happens when the author interviews for Lehman Brothers? Why does he interview for Lehman Brothers? Who comes to interview him? What does he say that affects the outcome of the interview? Why is the author perplexed at the reaction the interviewers have to his answer to their question?
Essay Topic 4
Describe the author's first day at work at Salomon Brothers. What is his perception...
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