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I am excited to say that I’ve finished work on my book, How to Be an Investment Banker: Recruiting, Interviewing, and Landing the Job + Website (Wiley Finance) which will be released on April 1, 2013. It was a lot of work but I hope many of you find it useful for the investment banking recruiting process. Basically, the book is an extension of this site covering in greater detail information about investment banking and lifestyle, recruiting and interviewing and the technical stuff that you need to know, including an overview of accounting, finance, financial statement analysis, valuation, modeling, M&A and LBOs.

I’ve also recently launched a website called igokids. This has nothing to do with finance or investment banking but it is my full-time gig so feel free to check it out. igokids is local search and discovery site for everything kid related in New York City (in a nutshell, “Yelp for parents”). I’m proud to say that I developed it from scratch myself, being a totally self-taught programmer. See all the exit opportunities that investment banking can lead to?

I also want to remind you about my financial modeling self study program, which costs only $49. You can learn how to build a financial model in the comfort of your own home or office. Knowing how to build an integrated cash flow model will definitely help you in your interviews plus it is a great way to prep for those dreaded technical interview questions. Click to view more information about the financial modeling self study program.

As always, I look forward to your comments/suggestions/questions and emails (andrew [at] ibankingfaq.com).

How to be an Investment Banker

Random FAQ: Are there any good books about life as an investment banker?

The first chapter of my own book, How to Be an Investment Banker: Recruiting, Interviewing, and Landing the Job + Website (Wiley Finance), contains a detailed description of the lifestyle and culture of investment banking.  Other than that, there are really only two books about investment banking that I would recommend.  The first is Monkey Business: Swinging Through the Wall Street Jungle by John Rolfe and Peter Troob, published in 2000.  This is the tale of life as Associates at the investment bank, DLJ (later bought by Credit Suisse).  The second is The Accidental Investment Banker: Inside the Decade That Transformed Wall Street by Jonathan Knee, published in 2006.  Knee shares some of his experiences mostly as a senior banker (Managing Director) while employed at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

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