I wasn’t sure if I was going to continue the story. I’ve been writing my whole life. It’s how I got my first gig at Seligman back in high school. After winning a contest and having my article published in the Daily News, a fund manager at Seligman reached out to me and invited me to intern at the firm that summer.
But I am not really built for long form writing. I am a spur of the moment, reporting on crazy events, type of guy. Nevertheless, I felt my story about the dot com experience needed to be documented, not for self-aggrandizement, but for the sake of posterity.
I am working on part 2 of the saga, which is tentatively titled “BUST.” I am 3,500 words deep and just heading into chapter 2. I am guessing this one will run 40,000 words long, leading up to the final part of the series, 2003-2006ish — ending when the iBC era begins.
It is my opinion that there was and is nothing extraordinary about me or my experiences back then, which unto itself is interesting. I represent the little guy on Wall Street, one in 500,000, trying to navigate the treacherous waters, in and around the assholes who really dominate it. That story is your story, not so much Lloyd Blankfein’s or any of the other assholes who believe their opinions are worth more than ours.
If you have questions, feel free to ask them here. I probably won’t do another one of these until part 2 is out, which I suspect might be in early 2018. This part is more difficult, due to its glumness, and I am trying to build an arc that is both interesting and historically accurate, without revealing too much of my personal life.If you enjoy the content at iBankCoin, please follow us on Twitter