Eric Goldberg, Portware

Like most traders, I worked my way onto the desk. You absorbed as much as you could along the way by talking to traders, learning the business and understanding how the markets really worked. This was really important because when you finally got to the trading desk there was no Wall Street 101 manual waiting for you. Nobody took you into a conference room and explained how it all worked. Your friends offered advice and your boss kept an eye on you, but ultimately, the only person you could rely