Tren Griffin @trengriffin I work for Microsoft. Previously I was a partner at Eagle River, a private equity firm established by Craig McCaw. I am on the board of directors of Kymeta. Sep. 19, 2019 1 min read

A less well known question that Goldman Sachs interns were asked this year:

"In the movie Trading Places, which you saw during your new employee orientation, was Billy Ray correct when he said to Randolf and Mortimer Duke: 'Sounds to me like you guys are a couple of bookies!'"

These were "true or false" questions for interns:

Was Charlie Munger correct when he said: "When you mix raisins and turds, do you still have turds?'"

"Should you use the same margin of safety when structuring derivatives as engineers use in designing bridges and airplanes?"

This was an extra credit question for interns:

"When Navin R. Johnson's character in the movie "The Jerk" generated $19.50 in top line revenue in return for giving away crap that increased COGS by 50 cents, was he correct in realizing that weight guessing is a 'profit deal'?"

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