Aleksey Vayner Resurfaces, Is Hopelessly Boring Blogger, But Clearly Has Ulterior Motive…Right?

Aleksey Vayner, Yale ’07, clearly has nefarious plans.  I mean, this is the man who circulated an eleven-page CV around Wall Street, made a video resume of himself ballroom dancing and lifting weights (crotch-eye view!), “wrote” and “published” a book from the perspective of female Holocaust survivors, declared himself CEO of a suspiciously hard to track down company, and tragically lost his shot at a pro tennis career when his partner suffered a sprained wrist only moments before their first match at the US Open.

Aleksey Vayner is not, for example, the sort of guy you would expect to update his blog with pathetic little posts entitled “Best Way to Fight Fat!”  Well, maybe.  Like, if the best way to fight fat was to buy his nonexistent book, Millionaire’s Blueprint To Success.

But this?

Basically, if you are successful at losing weight, you’ll burn fewer calories per day then [sic.] someone of the same weight but who was not overweight and did not diet to shed pounds. This is one of many reasons you find it easier to gain weight (and then some) after you have just lost some weight.

Aleksey Vayner, is this who you really are?  A guy who blogs about fitness? Please God, no.

We at IvyGate are hoping that Aleksey has an ulterior motive for filling his blog with posts more boring than our course readers.  Because the other alternative is almost too frightening: Does Vayner think we care about bacteria that prevent cavities?  Does he think he can redeem his epic douchebaggery and infamous megalomania with boring-ass blog posts?  Has the man, the legend, the asshat known as Aleksey Vayner just…given up?

We never thought we’d say this, but Aleksey Vayner, you disappoint us.

  • Hahvahd

    Can’t you guys just drop it already? This guy’s 15 minutes is way up and there’s really no reason for you to try to prolong it. Disappointing, Ivygate.

  • Hahvahd

    Can’t you guys just drop it already? This guy’s 15 minutes is way up and there’s really no reason for you to try to prolong it. Disappointing, Ivygate.

  • ace22

    Robyn, you need to get a life… Seriously.

  • ace22

    Robyn, you need to get a life… Seriously.

  • Y11

    Douchebag or not, dude is ripped. This may be the only thing he has any legit claim blogging about.

  • Y11

    Douchebag or not, dude is ripped. This may be the only thing he has any legit claim blogging about.

  • Y09

    This guy is still up to his plagiaristic ways.

    Aleksey’s blog post: “Leverage can be a slippery slope in that if some leverage is great, then more could be even better!”

    Seth Klarman’s 2007 speech at MIT: “There is also a bit of a slippery slope in that if a little leverage is good, why isn’t more leverage better?”

    OR

    Aleksey: “Recent bailouts by the Federal Reserve exacerbate the situation by failing to address the underlying problem of lax lending standards, poor credit quality and excessive leverage”

    Klarman: “Intervention by the Federal Reserves we recently had seems likely to give license to further speculation while failing to address—and perhaps exacerbating—the underlying problem of lax lending standards, poor credit quality and excessive use of leverage”

    Maybe it’s not direct as his copy-and-paste days of yore, but it’s pretty clear.

  • Y09

    This guy is still up to his plagiaristic ways.

    Aleksey’s blog post: “Leverage can be a slippery slope in that if some leverage is great, then more could be even better!”

    Seth Klarman’s 2007 speech at MIT: “There is also a bit of a slippery slope in that if a little leverage is good, why isn’t more leverage better?”

    OR

    Aleksey: “Recent bailouts by the Federal Reserve exacerbate the situation by failing to address the underlying problem of lax lending standards, poor credit quality and excessive leverage”

    Klarman: “Intervention by the Federal Reserves we recently had seems likely to give license to further speculation while failing to address—and perhaps exacerbating—the underlying problem of lax lending standards, poor credit quality and excessive use of leverage”

    Maybe it’s not direct as his copy-and-paste days of yore, but it’s pretty clear.

  • D05

    Nice catch Y09. Vayner needs to vanish from IvyGate for good. His one moment of accidental humor has long since passed.

  • D05

    Nice catch Y09. Vayner needs to vanish from IvyGate for good. His one moment of accidental humor has long since passed.

  • Anonymous

    Vayner is working at Morgan Stanley in prime brokerage through a temp agency… my friend worked in the cubicle next to him this past summer.

  • Anonymous

    Vayner is working at Morgan Stanley in prime brokerage through a temp agency… my friend worked in the cubicle next to him this past summer.

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  • Trebek

    His partner in crime is back too: http://homepages.nyu.edu/~zm13/

  • Trebek

    His partner in crime is back too: http://homepages.nyu.edu/~zm13/

  • OJS

    How I Met Your Mother makes fun of Vayner (season 4 episode 14):

    http://www.barneysvideoresume.com

  • OJS

    How I Met Your Mother makes fun of Vayner (season 4 episode 14):

    http://www.barneysvideoresume.com

  • Wow

    wow he's hot!!