Whatever you do, if the names 'Lenin' or 'Trotsky' come up in conversation with Wall Street types, make sure you spit your drink up in a confusion of astonishment and derisive laughter.
Lenin appreciated smart women, but used too many exclamation points. Moreover, his stand-up wasn't funny.
As to smart, particularly literary, women being the object of attention: 'been there, done that' says this would-be sharpie. What was her name. Tall blonde, of Icelandic heritage. Wrote formulaic Romance novels by the ream, a beauty, and 'liberated', both of us about 21 at the time.
I did my Weltschmerz-poet routine on her, and she . . . well, let's just say my stand-up wasn't very funny.
Maybe I've been immortalized in one of her novellas. Maybe more than once, say, in Napoleonic times, and again when knighthood was in flower.
Just speaking for myself -- and this may sound selfish -- if any Wall Street guys are listening and have tips that are 'pure gold', I wouldn't mind living the life of a rich man publisher with a movie starlet concubine in a simulated castle somewhere on the California coast, and meet kings and really good polo and tennis players and all.