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Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits | [Kevin Roose]

Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits

Becoming a young Wall Street banker is like pledging the world's most lucrative and soul-crushing fraternity. Every year, thousands of eager college graduates are hired by the world's financial giants, where they're taught the secrets of making obscene amounts of money - as well as how to dress, talk, date, drink, and schmooze like real financiers. But they experience something new, too: an industry forever changed by the massive financial collapse of 2008. And as they get their Wall Street educations, they face hard questions about morality, prestige, and the value of their work.
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Becoming a young Wall Street banker is like pledging the world's most lucrative and soul-crushing fraternity. Every year, thousands of eager college graduates are hired by the world's financial giants, where they're taught the secrets of making obscene amounts of money - as well as how to dress, talk, date, drink, and schmooze like real financiers.

Young Money is the inside story of this well-guarded world. Kevin Roose, New York Magazine business writer and author of the critically acclaimed The Unlikely Disciple, spent more than three years shadowing eight entry-level workers at Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and other leading investment firms. Roose chronicled their triumphs and disappointments, their million-dollar trades and runaway Excel spreadsheets, and got an unprecedented (and unauthorized) glimpse of the financial world's initiation process.

Roose's young bankers are exposed to the exhausting workloads, huge bonuses, and recreational drugs that have always characterized Wall Street life. But they experience something new, too: an industry forever changed by the massive financial collapse of 2008. And as they get their Wall Street educations, they face hard questions about morality, prestige, and the value of their work.

Young Money is more than an exposé of excess; it's the story of how the financial crisis changed a generation - and remade Wall Street from the bottom up.

©2014 Kevin Roose (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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    Travis Sallee 02-18-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Entertaining listen about Wallstreet"

    It was entertaining to hear about some experiences on Wall Street for those of us who don't work there. Many of the "issues" experienced by the subjects would be pretty typical of any college graduate one to two years out of school and trying to find their way in this world.

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    Ryan C. Pedersen Houston, TX 07-02-14
    Ryan C. Pedersen Houston, TX 07-02-14 Member Since 2013

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    What did you like best about Young Money? What did you like least?

    I can appreciate the amount of time and research spent conducting the interviews of these Young people. Honestly though, who didn't know that being young on Wall Street was a mentally and physically exhausting grind the first few years, but the money makes it all worth it in the end.


    Would you recommend Young Money to your friends? Why or why not?

    I wouldn't recommend Young Money to any friends. We're all tired of listening to stories of the whiny, entitled, Millenials shirking hard work as they try to find some form of altruistic meaning in life.


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    Jake 05-06-14
    Jake 05-06-14
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    "Excellent for young people"
    Would you listen to Young Money again? Why?

    Yes, I enjoyed the strory tremendously and the author really put in a lot of work.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Derick. I am most like him.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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