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Geeks Who Can Schmooze: A Credit Suisse Private Banker Tells All

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W.E. Kidd shares his journey after graduating with his MBA and landing his dream job at Credit Suisse. But getting the job is just half the battle and after an intensive training period in Zurich and New York he's left to fend for himself - one man and his student loans against a two-year ticking clock to bring in forty million dollars or get fired. How he strives to make ...more
Paperback, 254 pages
Published May 6th 2013 by Createspace (first published December 5th 2012)
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Sanjeev
Feb 08, 2014 Sanjeev rated it it was amazing
To an outsider Wall Street pay structure has always looked outlandish. Like planet robbery. Where employees are constantly robbing the store whether or not owner makes a profit. In 2008 housing scandal Wall Street bandits robbed people of their houses. Now W.E. gives us the inside view: it is even more rattlebrained than you can imagine.

The book is a hilarious memoir by a freshly minted MBA getting his first job as a Private Banker/Wealth Builder.

As a new employee of Credit Suisse, he takes the
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Katarina
Dec 11, 2013 Katarina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I not only loved the title, but also the writing style.

W.E. Kidd writes tongue-in-cheek about his own life and aspirations.
There is no doubt that he is incredibly intelligent and driven. Since age 5 he knew he wanted to be a stockbroker, without really knowing what that was. Regardless, he drove himself towards that goal relentlessly, and you have to admire what he achieved.

I enjoyed this book as much as the much cited movies "Wall Street" and "Wall Street 2". Even though W.E. initially wanted t
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Martin
Jun 18, 2013 Martin rated it it was amazing
W.E. Kidd shares his journey after graduating with his MBA and landing his dream job at Credit Suisse. But getting the job is just half the battle and after an intensive training period in Zurich and New York he's left to fend for himself - one man and his student loans against a two-year ticking clock to bring in forty million dollars or get fired. How he strives to make those essential connections and eventually bring in far more than forty million....and what happens to those that can't make ...more
Neil
Nov 22, 2014 Neil rated it really liked it
The book was a quick read, and for me, it put to bed my misunderstanding of wealth management versus private banking... It is probably very useful for MBA's that are considering this space.
Clint Hyden
This was an easy to read book about W.E Kidd starting out in the financial industry. It was interesting to see how he writes about the different jobs in the industry.
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