July 11, 2020

John LeFevre

Former banker (NYC, London, HK), social media character (GSElevator), and bestselling author (Straight To Hell)

John LeFevre
Lifestyle

Guys Who Wear Vineyard Vines

I went to Choate and was shopping at Vineyard Vines in the late 90s when it was a single store in Edgartown. Then, I spent more than a decade working…
Lifestyle

JUUL, White Claw, and Birddogs — The @GSElevator Summer Kit

I was asked about my favorite things of the summer. And my first response was JUUL. They said, “you can’t say that.” So I thought about it some more, and…
Finance

A Battle-Tested Guide To Office Bathroom Etiquette

You’d think it would be different in some Norman Foster designed office building surrounded by educated, respectable people in suits or Patagonia vests. But, it’s not. Office bathrooms too often…
Finance

Battle-Tested Tips For Summer Interns & New Graduates — 2019 Edition

Summer internship season is once again in full swing. And while it may be true that finance is no longer the default destination of our best, brightest, and most ambitious,…
Lifestyle

How To Dress Like A Man — 2019 Update

Men’s fashion is in a state of crisis. It doesn’t matter where you look, from the recent Twitter debate over cargo shorts (they’re objectively awful) to the endless stream of…
Lifestyle

Why I Quit Drinking, And What I’ve Learned…

I love drinking. It has defined me as a person. It has, to some extent, also defined me professionally. I even wrote a bestselling book about it. I totaled a…
Lifestyle

A Cynical Guide To Valentine’s Day

A vacation is also a gift to yourself I won’t lie. I love Valentine’s Day. It’s not because I am some hopeless romantic or benevolent lover who finds pleasure in making…
Lifestyle

How To Be A Man — 2018 Edition

Five years ago, I wrote an article for Business Insider, “How To Be A Man”, along with my Twitter pal John Carney (@Carney). It went viral, with more than 4…
Lifestyle

The Unofficial 2018 Goldman Sachs Holiday Gift Guide

The “Unofficial Goldman Sachs Holiday Gift Guide” is the most popular gift guide in all of media and features a typically expensive and eclectic range of products. They include rare…
Finance

How I Make Six-Figures in Passive Income as a Writer and Social Media Influencer

Woodward unknowingly lets Simon & Schuster (see “tag”) take hundreds of thousands of dollars from him. In 2013, I wrote “How To Be Man” for Business Insider, which went relatively…