"The most riveting sections of the book describe the desperate efforts of HBS students to land jobs with the most elite hedge funds and private-equity firms—the very firms suffering today from the credit meltdown.
It’s amazing, really. The 900 students in Broughton’s class could do just about anything—and yet most of them, for reasons they can’t really explain, are all desperate to do the same thing. A student named Cedric described it this way: “We have so many choices, and yet so few people seem happy about that. It just makes them anxious. And then they make terrible decisions about their lives.”
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