Meet Markus Widerøe. Markus is a Credit analyst at DNB. He has studied in different countries like Australia, Switzerland, and France his master degree (CEMS) and was a one day rock star in china. He loves books, personal development and raw food.
- [1:08] – What Markus does and what he studied
- [4:10] – How Markus ended up in the business world.
- [7:22] – Being focused with a goal in mind
- [10:22] – How the study period was for Markus – Studying abroad & entering a Masters programs
- [16:10] – The job prospect for people who study Business
- [19:03] – Economic detective work – What a day at work looks like for Markus
- [24:05] – If studying business was not an option
- [25:31] – People who have inspired Markus
- [27:34] – “Hard work pays off” – Important life lessons
- [28:48] – Studying Western music in the East
- [31:45] – Getting to be a Rockstar for a day – Working as a freelance guitarist in China
- [40:40 ]– Resources recommended by Markus
- [42:32] – What does the future look like for Credit Analysts?
- [44:20] – What advice Markus would give to his 20-year-old self.
Books, movies, and TV-series mentioned in the interview
- The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle.
- The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance by Josh Waitzkin.
- The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield, with Shawn Coyne as editor
- Boiler Room, a 2000 American crime drama film written and directed by Ben Younger and starring Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, and more.
- Margin Call, a 2011 American independent drama film written and directed by J. C. Chandor. The story takes place over a 36-hour period at a large Wall Street investment bank and highlights the initial stages of the financial crisis of 2007–08.
- The Big Short, a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film directed and co-written by Adam McKay. It is based on the non-fiction 2010 book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis about the financial crisis of 2007–2008, which was triggered by the United States housing bubble.
- The Apprentice, a reality talent game show franchise originally aired in 2004 in the United States. Created by U.S.-based British producer Mark Burnett, the show depicts contestants from around the country with various professional backgrounds in an elimination-style competition to become an apprentice to a businessman.
Links and other useful resources
- The Financial times, an English-language international daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news.
- Market watch, a website that operates financial information and provides business news, analysis, and stock market data.
- The Economist, an English-language weekly newspaper owned by the Economist Group and edited in offices based in London.
- Reuters, an international news agency headquartered in Canary Wharf, London, England, United Kingdom and is a division of Thomson Reuters.
- FactSet, a website that delivers the insight and information to investment professionals through analytics, service, content, and technology.
- Mindjet, the developer of MindManager, the industry-leading software that helps business professionals achieve more by efficiently organizing and clearly communicating complex ideas and information.
- Wondering what the average salary of a credit analyst is? This article by Study.com has some answers.
This video gives you an idea of the day in the life of a credit analyst
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