It’s official. I’m an investment banker in Deutsche Bank’s Industrials Group. I’m not entirely certain what “industrials” are, but I know this: Andrew Carnegie has a hall named after him, Henry Ford has cars named after him, Cornelius Vanderbilt has a university named after him, and John D. Rockefeller has a center and a record label named after him. Historically, industrialists have a helluva track record. I wonder what they’ll name after me.
“Let’s go,” says a fellow new associate as he hustles down the hall. I grab a notebook and a black pen, sling on my suit jacket, cinch up my tie, and follow him into the main conference room on the 44th floor.