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You Can't Do Anything You Want

“A lot of career advice begins right back at age six,” writes author Chris Guillebeau in his newest book, <i>Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do.</i> But in case you’re expecting some fluffy self-help propaganda that over-inflates your ego in an attempt to win your purchase of the …

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Here's how much the top Wall Street banks have earned in fees this year

Altogether, global investment banking revenue was down 14% from the same period last year. The only area where revenues were up was in M&A — particularly in healthcare M&A.<p>League tables are a contentious subject on Wall Street.<p>Banks use them when pitching for new business, and a good ranking means …

Prenups: I Do Or Don't At Any Age

Who Is Ruling, Your Mind Or Your Heart?<p>Here’s the scene: You and your beau are in a candlelit restaurant, you lean over to him and say, “I love you and trust you; I want to spend my whole life with you, but before we move forward, could you please sign this prenup my lawyer has so kindly drawn up?” …

Don't Apply For Jobs Online -- Here's Why Not

They say that people who work in restaurants are very careful about eating out. They know what goes on behind the scenes. I worked in a huge banquet restaurant during high school and I saw things that would make you decide never to eat in a restaurant again.<p>It’s no different in the corporate world. …

2 years after a Wall Street intern suddenly died, bank rookies are still putting in insane hours

"Terrible hours."<p>He was right.<p>On this 21-year-old's very first day, he was staffed on a project at 8 p.m. and ended up working until 2:30 a.m.<p>His hours have let up somewhat since, but he rarely leaves before 10:30 p.m. or 11:30 p.m.<p>On weekends, if he's not working and can meet a friend for lunch, …

3 important secrets HR won't tell you

Well, when it comes to our work environment, I've got the "The Marshall Warning: At work, anything you say or do (or anything you should have said, but didn't) may be held against you!"<p>Although I meant The Marshall Warning to be somewhat of a joke, unfortunately, it's also very true.<p>In fact, I've …

HEDGE FUND INTERN: A 'monkey' could be a junior banker at a place like Goldman Sachs

They're trying to build careers on the buy-side, or hedge funds and private equity firms, instead.<p>Whether they're student-investment club leaders or just really young and keen, many young financiers are looking to dodge the two-year analyst gigs that have traditionally been a rite of passage on the …

24 successful people who wake up really (really) early

Waking up with (or before) the sun allows executives like AOL's Tim Armstrong and Pepsi's Indra Nooyi to get a head start on the day, knocking out tasks before the rest of the world has rolled out of bed.<p>Those "extra" hours also give them a chance to do some creative thinking, fit in a workout, and …

Why Windows 10 Is Now 'Free' For Everyone [Update: Microsoft Speaks Out!]

Over the weekend Microsoft delivered a bombshell: Windows 10 is now free for anyone who wants it. Having written earlier this month that Windows 10 should be made free for everyone I’m thrilled by this news. Furthermore Microsoft has been very clever about how this works…<p>In short: anyone who …