Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Required Reading

College juniors & seniors, today's NYT opinion piece, "Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs" should be required reading. It directly impacts those who are considering careers as investment bankers... but it indirectly speaks to everyone: corporate culture matters. Corporate culture changes you more often than you (as a young employee) can change it. Clients matter. Trading off the long run for short-run gains is malpractice*.

3 comments:

Chops said...

* That's as true in government as it is in the corporate world or family finances.

Matthew Baddorf said...

Bad company corrupts good character.

Chops said...

True. And it's even more detrimental to mediocre character.