Tuesday, October 24, 2006

this is neat. it's a trading firm who hosted a poker tournament for its college recruits. i love the idea...as long as the traders who were watching the people play knew something about poker, they could get a really good idea of how people made tough, big-money decisions under pressure, and how people reacted if their mathematically correct poker decision ended up blowing up in their fact. call it a high-stakes case interview.

i wish legal recruiting involved poker games. it wouldn't be nearly as relevant as in trading, but it would have made the gauntlet of interviews these last two years a lot more entertaining.

1 comment:

jim arthur said...

I think "pick up basketball" would be a better interview game to play. Practicing law is like playing pickup basketball: everyone argues about everything, and people are only concerned about their points to the exclusion of everyone else's points.