Hello Mike B. Great book I must say. Very inspiring. Thank you for the quick response. I must ask though since you are the co-founder of SMB what should I do in school (academics to increase my chances of employment at SMB? I know from reading your book that HR pretty much decides if they want to interview an applicant so I have to stand out some way. Don’t forget my name though lol. I will of course trade my personal account with money saved up working min wage and read books/blogs to improve my knowledge and skills.
Let me share a story with you of a college student who you should emulate. Let’s call him the Next Franchise (the original Franchise is from One Good Trade in the chapter These Guys are Good). He has been trading for years in college. He has trading records. He writes me an email at least twice a month searching for ideas on how to improve. He follows up with tangible examples of how he has improved. He has been to our in-house seminars. Met all the partners. We all know his name. He is still in college. In fact the other day I made sure HR added him to our new software that tracks our June prospects. How many readers are trying to get the attention of a hirer? I have a thousand daily tasks. Yet I went out of my way to make sure that this future trader was being tracked by us.
Let’s flip this question on its head Seth Godinesque. Instead of asking me how you might get hired, ask what can you do so I have to hire you? As Godin implores in Lynchpin to become indispensable. I cannot wait to start working with the next franchise. If somehow he ends up elsewhere I will consider that a huge loss to SMB.
Traders trade. Traders read trading. Traders know other traders. Firms hire traders.
You can be better tomorrow than you are today!