intermittent thoughts on my life and work as the chess coach at IS 318, a public middle school in Brooklyn
Saturday, April 13, 2013
How Sebastian Succeeded + Investment Banking
Chapter Three, "How to Think," of Paul Tough's recent best seller starts with me going over the game of Sebastian Garcia, a sixth grader at his first nationals, playing in the Under 750 section. He plays quickly and poorly, and I pretty much tell him that.
Fast forward two years to last week, when he ties for 3rd (4th on tiebreaks) in the Under 1250 section with 6/7. Well done, Sebastian!
In other news, Patrick Masucci from DiscoverPoint Capital and Winston Bowen from Citigroup came to 318 to make a interactive powerpoint presentation to chess students (and assorted others) about investment banking, what it is, what it's like, and how to pursue a career in the field.