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FINANCIAL ANALYST: Learn About The "Ins" And "Outs" Of Venture Capital & Private Equity

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This young man talks about his windy path into finance. You'll get a great understanding of what's involved in venture capital and private equity from watching this video!

Degree: Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
Job Title: Analyst
Employer: Southwest Programs

Job Summary: Financial Analysts

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Financial analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds, and other types of investments.

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Certification is often recommended by employers and can improve the chances for advancement. An example is the Chartered Financial Analyst certification from the CFA Institute, which financial analysts can get if they have a bachelor's degree, 4 years of experience, and pass three exams. Financial analysts can also become certified in their field of specialt

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My</span> <span m='1440'>name is</span> <span m='1740'>David</span> <span m='2000'>Roeske.</span> <span m='2330'>I</span> <span m='2700'>work</span> <span m='3160'>as an</span> <span m='3620'>analyst</span> <span m='4160'>for</span> <span m='4340'>a</span> <span m='5230'>value-based</span> <span m='6210'>hedge</span> <span m='6530'>fund</span> <span m='6830'>called</span> <span m='7180'>Soundpost Partners,</span> <span m='8303'>where</span> <span m='8706'>I've worked</span> <span m='9110'>for the</span> <span m='9180'>last</span> <span m='9560'>three</span> <span m='9760'>years.</span> <span m='10640'>Previous</span> <span m='10900'>to that</span> <span m='11160'>I</span> <span m='11380'>worked</span> <span m='11670'>for</span> <span m='11790'>three</span> <span m='12050'>years</span> <span m='12340'>in</span> <span m='12400'>venture</span> <span m='12730'>capital</span> <span m='13780'>after</span> <span m='14060'>graduating</span> <span m='14410'>from</span> <span m='14760'>college.</span> </p><p><span m='15720'>My</span> <span m='16174'>current</span> <span m='16628'>job,</span> <span m='17536'>the</span> <span m='17990'>role and</span> <span m='18310'>responsibilities</span> <span m='19070'>I</span> <span m='19220'>have</span> <span m='20310'>as</span> <span m='20500'>a</span> <span m='20560'>generalist</span> <span m='21110'>analyst</span> <span m='21600'>include</span> <span m='22440'>analyzing</span> <span m='23240'>companies</span> <span m='24060'>in</span> <span m='24425'>any</span> <span m='24790'>kind of</span> <span m='25030'>industry,</span> <span m='25530'>sector,</span> <span m='26160'>or</span> <span m='26210'>geography</span> <span m='27443'>around</span> <span m='27926'>the</span> <span m='28409'>world,</span> <span m='29860'>talking</span> <span m='30210'>to</span> <span m='30320'>management,</span> <span m='31060'>looking</span> <span m='31420'>at</span> <span m='31670'>their</span> <span m='32030'>historical</span> <span m='32360'>financials,</span> <span m='33630'>talking</span> <span m='33980'>to</span> <span m='34040'>industry</span> <span m='34570'>experts,</span> <span m='36530'>writing</span> <span m='36950'>up</span> <span m='37140'>financial</span> <span m='37750'>models</span> <span m='38135'>that can</span> <span m='38520'>project</span> <span m='39442'>the</span> <span m='39903'>returns</span> <span m='40364'>for the</span> <span m='40825'>company</span> <span m='41290'>going</span> <span m='41550'>forward,</span> <span m='42120'>and</span> <span m='42500'>in</span> <span m='42770'>general</span> <span m='43310'>understanding</span> <span m='44000'>the</span> <span m='44100'>macroeconomic</span> <span m='45170'>situation</span> <span m='45545'>behind</span> <span m='45920'>the</span> <span m='46416'>company.</span> <span m='47408'>And</span> <span m='48400'>after</span> <span m='48660'>studying</span> <span m='48930'>a</span> <span m='49260'>company</span> <span m='49680'>or</span> <span m='49930'>industry,</span> <span m='50640'>if</span> <span m='50900'>I</span> <span m='50990'>find</span> <span m='51360'>a</span> <span m='51420'>company</span> <span m='51820'>that</span> <span m='51930'>I</span> <span m='51960'>think</span> <span m='52290'>is</span> <span m='52850'>undervalued</span> <span m='53590'>or</span> <span m='53750'>overvalued</span> <span m='55540'>and</span> <span m='56130'>for</span> <span m='56260'>some</span> <span m='56520'>reason</span> <span m='58620'>conditions</span> <span m='59160'>will</span> <span m='59300'>persist</span> <span m='59960'>for</span> <span m='60140'>some</span> <span m='60790'>period</span> <span m='60990'>of</span> <span m='61050'>time into</span> <span m='61390'>the future</span> <span m='62260'>and</span> <span m='62380'>there's</span> <span m='62550'>an</span> <span m='62620'>opportunity</span> <span m='63120'>to</span> <span m='63260'>invest,</span> <span m='63525'>then</span> <span m='63790'>I make</span> <span m='64269'>a</span> <span m='64654'>presentation</span> <span m='65039'>to</span> <span m='65424'>my</span> <span m='65880'>portfolio</span> <span m='66410'>manager</span> <span m='67570'>and</span> <span m='67610'>suggest,</span> <span m='67840'>hey,</span> <span m='68240'>I</span> <span m='68360'>think</span> <span m='68680'>we</span> <span m='68780'>should</span> <span m='69010'>buy</span> <span m='69970'>Intel</span> <span m='70490'>because</span> <span m='71640'>it's</span> <span m='72110'>cheaper</span> <span m='72460'>than</span> <span m='72670'>its</span> <span m='72830'>competitors.</span> <span m='74620'>The</span> <span m='74860'>stock</span> <span m='75180'>price is</span> <span m='75600'>cheaper</span> <span m='76120'>and</span> <span m='76608'>there</span> <span m='77096'>are</span> <span m='77584'>certain competitive</span> <span m='78072'>advantages</span> <span m='78560'>to the</span> <span m='79048'>company that</span> <span m='79536'>people</span> <span m='80024'>aren't</span> <span m='80520'>realizing.</span> <span m='81220'>So</span> <span m='81380'>it's</span> <span m='81510'>an</span> <span m='81580'>extremely</span> <span m='81990'>interesting</span> <span m='82390'>job,</span> <span m='82675'>and</span> <span m='82960'>I</span> <span m='83427'>enjoy</span> <span m='83894'>learning</span> <span m='84361'>about</span> <span m='84828'>companies</span> <span m='85762'>all around</span> <span m='86230'>the</span> <span m='86360'>world</span> <span m='86630'>in</span> <span m='86710'>different</span> <span m='87000'>sectors.</span> </p><p><span m='88440'>My</span> <span m='88670'>path</span> <span m='89110'>to that</span> <span m='89380'>job</span> <span m='90200'>was</span> <span m='91360'>absolutely</span> <span m='91870'>not</span> <span m='92150'>the</span> <span m='92490'>traditional</span> <span m='92830'>path.</span> <span m='93470'>In</span> <span m='93630'>college</span> <span m='94090'>I</span> <span m='94130'>studied</span> <span m='94550'>International</span> <span m='95190'>Relations,</span> <span m='96120'>and</span> <span m='96900'>for</span> <span m='97310'>the</span> <span m='97380'>first</span> <span m='97620'>two</span> <span m='97720'>years</span> <span m='97930'>of</span> <span m='98000'>college</span> <span m='98350'>I did</span> <span m='98560'>physics</span> <span m='98970'>and</span> <span m='99390'>computer science.</span> <span m='100650'>But</span> <span m='100800'>my</span> <span m='100920'>main</span> <span m='101740'>activity</span> <span m='102065'>in</span> <span m='102390'>college</span> <span m='102705'>was</span> <span m='103020'>social</span> <span m='103320'>entrepreneurship.</span> <span m='104215'>I</span> <span m='104680'>volunteered</span> <span m='105145'>on a</span> <span m='105610'>lot of</span> <span m='106075'>political</span> <span m='106540'>campaigns,</span> <span m='107470'>and</span> <span m='108140'>I</span> <span m='108570'>started</span> <span m='109030'>non-profits</span> <span m='109240'>for</span> <span m='111320'>AIDS</span> <span m='111990'>transmission</span> <span m='112315'>in</span> <span m='112640'>Africa.</span> <span m='114071'>Toward</span> <span m='114550'>the</span> <span m='114740'>end of</span> <span m='114840'>college</span> <span m='115350'>I</span> <span m='115380'>started</span> <span m='116620'>hearing</span> <span m='117050'>from</span> <span m='117310'>people</span> <span m='117680'>around me</span> <span m='118160'>that</span> <span m='118525'>a great</span> <span m='119280'>path</span> <span m='119740'>for just</span> <span m='120180'>personal</span> <span m='120550'>development</span> <span m='120930'>was to</span> <span m='121310'>work</span> <span m='121590'>for</span> <span m='122007'>a</span> <span m='122424'>consulting</span> <span m='122841'>firm</span> <span m='123260'>and</span> <span m='123390'>then</span> <span m='123600'>go</span> <span m='123790'>off</span> <span m='123980'>and</span> <span m='124070'>do</span> <span m='124160'>something</span> <span m='124550'>else.</span> </p><p><span m='125370'>Fortunately,</span> <span m='126450'>after</span> <span m='127490'>making</span> <span m='127620'>it</span> <span m='127810'>to</span> <span m='127910'>the</span> <span m='128000'>final</span> <span m='128269'>round</span> <span m='128539'>stages</span> <span m='129070'>of</span> <span m='129160'>several</span> <span m='129870'>big</span> <span m='130185'>name</span> <span m='130500'>consulting</span> <span m='130940'>firms,</span> <span m='131760'>I</span> <span m='131860'>didn't</span> <span m='132140'>get</span> <span m='132590'>any</span> <span m='132780'>offers.</span> <span m='133210'>So</span> <span m='134030'>I</span> <span m='134130'>continued</span> <span m='134660'>looking</span> <span m='134970'>around,</span> <span m='135670'>and</span> <span m='136650'>it</span> <span m='136670'>actually</span> <span m='136950'>worked</span> <span m='137220'>out</span> <span m='137360'>really</span> <span m='137560'>well</span> <span m='137800'>for</span> <span m='137930'>me,</span> <span m='138070'>because</span> <span m='138440'>later</span> <span m='138730'>on</span> <span m='139045'>in the</span> <span m='139360'>hiring</span> <span m='139812'>season</span> <span m='140716'>a</span> <span m='141170'>venture capital</span> <span m='141240'>firm</span> <span m='141870'>came</span> <span m='142160'>to</span> <span m='142390'>campus</span> <span m='143100'>and</span> <span m='143425'>interviewed.</span> <span m='144750'>And</span> <span m='145470'>while</span> <span m='145730'>I</span> <span m='146080'>didn't know</span> <span m='146140'>that</span> <span m='146410'>much</span> <span m='146660'>about</span> <span m='148730'>venture</span> <span m='149040'>capital</span> <span m='149530'>in</span> <span m='149630'>particular,</span> <span m='150310'>I</span> <span m='150430'>had</span> <span m='150600'>an</span> <span m='150700'>interest</span> <span m='151020'>in</span> <span m='151140'>entrepreneurship</span> <span m='151625'>from the</span> <span m='152110'>social</span> <span m='152465'>entrepreneurship</span> <span m='152820'>stuff,</span> <span m='153532'>and</span> <span m='153890'>I</span> <span m='154030'>had</span> <span m='154170'>a</span> <span m='154220'>big</span> <span m='154570'>interest in</span> <span m='155010'>science</span> <span m='155270'>from</span> <span m='155530'>the</span> <span m='155830'>physics</span> <span m='156100'>and</span> <span m='156370'>computer</span> <span m='156840'>science</span> <span m='157220'>I had</span> <span m='157650'>done early</span> <span m='158080'>in my</span> <span m='158510'>college</span> <span m='159370'>and</span> <span m='160030'>put</span> <span m='160170'>it</span> <span m='160280'>together.</span> </p><p><span m='160950'>And</span> <span m='161400'>what</span> <span m='161740'>really</span> <span m='162700'>made</span> <span m='162980'>the</span> <span m='163000'>difference,</span> <span m='163440'>I</span> <span m='163470'>think,</span> <span m='163780'>was</span> <span m='164085'>the</span> <span m='164390'>cultural</span> <span m='164840'>fit</span> <span m='165190'>that</span> <span m='165620'>people in</span> <span m='166050'>that firm</span> <span m='166480'>felt</span> <span m='166910'>I</span> <span m='167340'>had</span> <span m='167810'>and a</span> <span m='168280'>general</span> <span m='168700'>intellectual</span> <span m='169190'>curiosity,</span> <span m='170120'>which</span> <span m='170620'>I</span> <span m='170680'>think</span> <span m='170930'>is</span> <span m='171060'>one of</span> <span m='171290'>the</span> <span m='171350'>key</span> <span m='171630'>things</span> <span m='172080'>to</span> <span m='172690'>any</span> <span m='173150'>job</span> <span m='173610'>in this</span> <span m='174070'>investment</span> <span m='174530'>management</span> <span m='174740'>industry,</span> <span m='175120'>because</span> <span m='175500'>there's so</span> <span m='175860'>but</span> <span m='176000'>you</span> <span m='176120'>don't</span> <span m='176340'>know.</span> <span m='176700'>But</span> <span m='177020'>if</span> <span m='177340'>you</span> <span m='177510'>demonstrate</span> <span m='178180'>great</span> <span m='178490'>intellectual</span> <span m='178920'>curiosity</span> <span m='179790'>then</span> <span m='180748'>the</span> <span m='181227'>people</span> <span m='181706'>that</span> <span m='182185'>are hiring</span> <span m='182664'>you can</span> <span m='183143'>expect</span> <span m='183622'>that you</span> <span m='184101'>might be</span> <span m='184580'>able to translate</span> <span m='184860'>that</span> <span m='185140'>to whatever</span> <span m='185580'>they</span> <span m='186000'>need you</span> <span m='186420'>for.</span> </p><p><span m='189720'>There's</span> <span m='190000'>couple</span> <span m='190250'>things</span> <span m='190620'>that</span> <span m='191370'>I</span> <span m='191450'>wish</span> <span m='191740'>I</span> <span m='191830'>knew</span> <span m='192210'>or</span> <span m='192540'>I</span> <span m='192978'>luckily</span> <span m='193416'>knew</span> <span m='194292'>at</span> <span m='194730'>the</span> <span m='195168'>beginning</span> <span m='196050'>that</span> <span m='196420'>I</span> <span m='196790'>now</span> <span m='197070'>see</span> <span m='197340'>are</span> <span m='197480'>very</span> <span m='197760'>important</span> <span m='199735'>in</span> <span m='200210'>career</span> <span m='200560'>advancement</span> <span m='201620'>in</span> <span m='201895'>this</span> <span m='202170'>institutional</span> <span m='202650'>investment</span> <span m='203130'>management</span> <span m='204050'>industry.</span> <span m='205890'>The</span> <span m='205990'>first</span> <span m='206300'>thing</span> <span m='206500'>that</span> <span m='206900'>I</span> <span m='206980'>didn't</span> <span m='207370'>know and</span> <span m='207690'>I</span> <span m='207730'>wish</span> <span m='208050'>I</span> <span m='208120'>did</span> <span m='208420'>was</span> <span m='208570'>how</span> <span m='208820'>important</span> <span m='209300'>it</span> <span m='209400'>is</span> <span m='210570'>to</span> <span m='210810'>have</span> <span m='211090'>a</span> <span m='211120'>great</span> <span m='211410'>deal</span> <span m='211760'>of</span> <span m='211880'>self-initiative</span> <span m='212170'>in</span> <span m='212580'>these</span> <span m='212990'>jobs</span> <span m='213660'>and</span> <span m='213950'>not</span> <span m='214130'>expect</span> <span m='214435'>anyone</span> <span m='214740'>to</span> <span m='214890'>do</span> <span m='215320'>any</span> <span m='215750'>hand-holding.</span> <span m='217040'>Having</span> <span m='217670'>been</span> <span m='217880'>considering</span> <span m='218135'>a</span> <span m='218390'>job in</span> <span m='218800'>consulting,</span> <span m='219150'>I had</span> <span m='219500'>heard</span> <span m='219978'>about</span> <span m='220456'>all the</span> <span m='220934'>guidance</span> <span m='221412'>and feedback</span> <span m='221890'>people would</span> <span m='222368'>give</span> <span m='222846'>young analysts</span> <span m='223324'>in those</span> <span m='223802'>programs.</span> <span m='224758'>And when</span> <span m='225236'>I</span> <span m='225714'>started at</span> <span m='226192'>a venture capital</span> <span m='226670'>firm</span> <span m='227150'>right</span> <span m='227330'>after</span> <span m='227540'>college,</span> <span m='228395'>it</span> <span m='228770'>was</span> <span m='230180'>seven</span> <span m='230440'>partners,</span> <span m='231620'>no</span> <span m='231800'>real</span> <span m='232660'>structure</span> <span m='233420'>in</span> <span m='233550'>place</span> <span m='233850'>to</span> <span m='234090'>teach</span> <span m='234540'>anything.</span> </p><p><span m='235440'>I</span> <span m='235520'>didn't</span> <span m='235740'>really</span> <span m='235980'>know</span> <span m='236160'>exactly</span> <span m='236630'>how</span> <span m='237110'>to</span> <span m='237590'>hit</span> <span m='237780'>the</span> <span m='237850'>ground</span> <span m='238220'>running.</span> <span m='238680'>And</span> <span m='239110'>I wish</span> <span m='239540'>I would</span> <span m='239970'>have known how</span> <span m='240150'>important it</span> <span m='240590'>was</span> <span m='240850'>to</span> <span m='241040'>do</span> <span m='241210'>whatever</span> <span m='241470'>it</span> <span m='241730'>took</span> <span m='242075'>to</span> <span m='242420'>be</span> <span m='242630'>excellent</span> <span m='243390'>without</span> <span m='243650'>waiting</span> <span m='244060'>for a</span> <span m='244330'>boss</span> <span m='244770'>to give</span> <span m='245222'>me feedback</span> <span m='245674'>and say,</span> <span m='246126'>you're doing</span> <span m='246578'>this better.</span> <span m='247030'>You're doing</span> <span m='247482'>this worse.</span> <span m='248840'>So</span> <span m='249020'>the</span> <span m='249130'>importance</span> <span m='249590'>of</span> <span m='249720'>being</span> <span m='250060'>excellent</span> <span m='251080'>for</span> <span m='251240'>its</span> <span m='251390'>own</span> <span m='251560'>sake,</span> <span m='252755'>even</span> <span m='253010'>when</span> <span m='253150'>your</span> <span m='253260'>boss</span> <span m='253620'>isn't</span> <span m='253910'>nice</span> <span m='254200'>to</span> <span m='254280'>you,</span> <span m='257010'>doesn't</span> <span m='257279'>give</span> <span m='257450'>you any</span> <span m='257670'>feedback,</span> <span m='258300'>maybe</span> <span m='258794'>is difficult</span> <span m='259288'>on you</span> <span m='260276'>and</span> <span m='260770'>pushing through</span> <span m='261264'>self-initiative</span> <span m='261758'>to learn</span> <span m='262252'>and do</span> <span m='262746'>things</span> <span m='263240'>is</span> <span m='263734'>very</span> <span m='264228'>important.</span> </p><p><span m='265710'>Because</span> <span m='266070'>I</span> <span m='266180'>didn't</span> <span m='266370'>get</span> <span m='266540'>that</span> <span m='266760'>feedback,</span> <span m='267240'>I</span> <span m='267330'>went</span> <span m='267570'>through a</span> <span m='267680'>period where</span> <span m='268000'>I was</span> <span m='268320'>sort of</span> <span m='268450'>depressed and</span> <span m='268815'>didn't</span> <span m='269380'>put</span> <span m='269920'>everything</span> <span m='270340'>into</span> <span m='270510'>the</span> <span m='270620'>job.</span> <span m='273290'>And</span> <span m='273780'>I</span> <span m='273900'>didn't</span> <span m='274250'>deliver</span> <span m='274570'>that</span> <span m='274750'>excellent</span> <span m='275200'>work.</span> <span m='275585'>And</span> <span m='275970'>what I</span> <span m='276455'>found</span> <span m='276940'>through that</span> <span m='277290'>is</span> <span m='280735'>it's</span> <span m='280990'>valuable</span> <span m='281430'>to</span> <span m='281530'>be</span> <span m='281690'>excellent</span> <span m='282140'>for</span> <span m='282250'>its</span> <span m='282400'>own</span> <span m='282570'>sake,</span> <span m='283980'>for</span> <span m='284130'>your</span> <span m='284395'>own</span> <span m='284660'>saying,</span> <span m='284990'>whether</span> <span m='285200'>or</span> <span m='285250'>not</span> <span m='285340'>your</span> <span m='285783'>bosses</span> <span m='286226'>deserve</span> <span m='286669'>it.</span> <span m='287555'>Because</span> <span m='288000'>it'll</span> <span m='288400'>always</span> <span m='288840'>come</span> <span m='289010'>back</span> <span m='289460'>to</span> <span m='289890'>benefit</span> <span m='290170'>you in</span> <span m='290450'>the end.</span> <span m='290660'>The</span> <span m='290750'>circles</span> <span m='291190'>in</span> <span m='291310'>this</span> <span m='291710'>industry are</span> <span m='292188'>very, very</span> <span m='292666'>small.</span> <span m='293144'>You never</span> <span m='293622'>know</span> <span m='294580'>how</span> <span m='295150'>your</span> <span m='295580'>reputation</span> <span m='296420'>and</span> <span m='296720'>how</span> <span m='297400'>one</span> <span m='297630'>person</span> <span m='298060'>will know</span> <span m='298478'>another</span> <span m='298896'>person.</span> <span m='301520'>You</span> <span m='301880'>reputation</span> <span m='302245'>is</span> <span m='302610'>your</span> <span m='302760'>most</span> <span m='303080'>important</span> <span m='303470'>asset</span> <span m='303820'>in this</span> <span m='304320'>business,</span> <span m='304820'>even if</span> <span m='305320'>people</span> <span m='305820'>don't treat</span> <span m='306320'>you like</span> <span m='306820'>you</span> <span m='307320'>deserve.</span> </p><p><span m='307820'>The thing</span> <span m='308320'>that</span> <span m='308820'>benefited</span> <span m='309470'>me</span> <span m='309640'>was</span> <span m='310400'>sort</span> <span m='310780'>of</span> <span m='311150'>similar</span> <span m='311450'>to</span> <span m='311540'>that.</span> <span m='311920'>But</span> <span m='312215'>the</span> <span m='312510'>way you</span> <span m='312890'>treat</span> <span m='313220'>people,</span> <span m='313760'>since</span> <span m='313900'>it's</span> <span m='314060'>a</span> <span m='314120'>small</span> <span m='314450'>circle,</span> <span m='315670'>always</span> <span m='316150'>goes</span> <span m='317250'>down</span> <span m='317430'>in front</span> <span m='317825'>of you</span> <span m='318220'>and</span> <span m='318615'>helps</span> <span m='319010'>prepare the</span> <span m='319356'>path</span> <span m='319702'>for you.</span> <span m='320730'>People that</span> <span m='321080'>you</span> <span m='321220'>think</span> <span m='321460'>you'll</span> <span m='321630'>never</span> <span m='321820'>see</span> <span m='322040'>again in</span> <span m='322470'>your</span> <span m='322600'>life</span> <span m='323740'>invariably</span> <span m='324970'>two</span> <span m='325100'>years</span> <span m='325370'>later</span> <span m='326290'>you're</span> <span m='326600'>interviewing</span> <span m='327000'>for a</span> <span m='327180'>job</span> <span m='327620'>at a firm.</span> <span m='328840'>Somebody</span> <span m='329180'>there</span> <span m='329510'>happens</span> <span m='329730'>to see</span> <span m='330095'>that</span> <span m='330460'>someone</span> <span m='330740'>they</span> <span m='331020'>knew</span> <span m='331210'>in</span> <span m='331360'>college</span> <span m='332810'>worked</span> <span m='333060'>with</span> <span m='333200'>you at</span> <span m='333490'>your</span> <span m='333967'>old firm</span> <span m='334444'>when you</span> <span m='334921'>were an</span> <span m='335398'>intern in</span> <span m='335875'>college.</span> </p><p><span m='336352'>And</span> <span m='336829'>that</span> <span m='337306'>exactly happened</span> <span m='337783'>to me</span> <span m='338260'>at my</span> <span m='338737'>current</span> <span m='339214'>job at</span> <span m='339691'>this</span> <span m='340180'>hedge fund.</span> <span m='340270'>The boss</span> <span m='340630'>saw</span> <span m='341100'>that I</span> <span m='341570'>had been</span> <span m='342040'>in</span> <span m='342510'>intern for</span> <span m='342905'>a</span> <span m='343300'>job</span> <span m='344480'>in</span> <span m='344680'>college.</span> <span m='345550'>He</span> <span m='345700'>called</span> <span m='346030'>that</span> <span m='346350'>firm,</span> <span m='347270'>and</span> <span m='347750'>they</span> <span m='347940'>had</span> <span m='348110'>actually</span> <span m='348470'>hired</span> <span m='349170'>an</span> <span m='349340'>analyst</span> <span m='349800'>I</span> <span m='349820'>worked</span> <span m='350140'>with</span> <span m='350460'>in my</span> <span m='350954'>venture</span> <span m='351448'>capital</span> <span m='351942'>firm as</span> <span m='352436'>my first job</span> <span m='352930'>out of</span> <span m='353325'>college.</span> <span m='354030'>They</span> <span m='354300'>called</span> <span m='354650'>her</span> <span m='354880'>off-book</span> <span m='355620'>and</span> <span m='356043'>asked her</span> <span m='356466'>about</span> <span m='356889'>me.</span> </p><p><span m='358160'>Luckily,</span> <span m='359230'>I</span> <span m='359470'>had</span> <span m='359810'>a</span> <span m='359840'>great</span> <span m='360160'>relationship</span> <span m='360730'>with</span> <span m='360870'>her</span> <span m='361220'>and</span> <span m='361710'>treated</span> <span m='362040'>her,</span> <span m='362490'>who was</span> <span m='362710'>my</span> <span m='362880'>peer,</span> <span m='363280'>not</span> <span m='363550'>my</span> <span m='364570'>superior,</span> <span m='365570'>really</span> <span m='365810'>well.</span> <span m='366330'>And</span> <span m='367230'>because</span> <span m='367650'>of</span> <span m='367760'>that</span> <span m='368110'>off-book</span> <span m='368570'>reference</span> <span m='369170'>I</span> <span m='369280'>got</span> <span m='369540'>that</span> <span m='369750'>job.</span> <span m='371320'>I</span> <span m='371380'>didn't</span> <span m='371740'>get</span> <span m='371890'>another</span> <span m='372180'>job</span> <span m='372480'>because</span> <span m='372770'>of</span> <span m='372840'>an</span> <span m='372950'>off-book</span> <span m='373360'>reference</span> <span m='373620'>in</span> <span m='373880'>another</span> <span m='374320'>situation,</span> <span m='374620'>so</span> <span m='374920'>I know</span> <span m='376720'>both</span> <span m='377020'>in the</span> <span m='377320'>positive</span> <span m='377620'>and</span> <span m='377920'>negative ways</span> <span m='378220'>how</span> <span m='378520'>important</span> <span m='378820'>that</span> <span m='379120'>is</span> <span m='379420'>to</span> <span m='379720'>treat</span> <span m='380020'>everyone</span> <span m='380320'>really well,</span> <span m='380620'>and your</span> <span m='380920'>reputation</span> <span m='381220'>always</span> <span m='381520'>goes</span> <span m='381820'>in</span> <span m='382120'>front</span> <span m='382420'>of</span> <span m='382720'>you.</span> </p>","file":{"id":167869,"video_id":"2733473092001","name":"124729086","duration":383960,"thumbnail_url":null}});