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People Anatomy™
A spotter’s guide to the men and women of finance.

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/seɪlz/ (Archetype.)

The great boon and utter bane of every commercial enterprise; as aggravating yet vital to the organisation’s well-being as the clients[1] they bring, lured by the promise of leveraged alpha, hooked on the magnificent mating displays of backtesting.

Once a client is in the door, Salespeople function as its proxy in the great interior monologue of a modern investment bank.

Which is why they will instinctively parrot that great lie: “all our other counterparties have agreed this”.

The collective noun for a group of salespeople is a “bullshit”.

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  1. All of whom are platinum, of course.