Monthly Archives: September 2009

Grad school = teeming petri dish

 I am sick. Again. For the third time in the roughly two months I’ve been at b-school. I’m not talking about some wimpy cold or sniffle.  I don’t consider myself sick unless I have a fever, chills and can’t get … Continue reading

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What I learned at b-school: Week 5

Welcome back to your weekly installment of business learnin’. It was a good week here in MBA land and we’re pleased to bring you the highlights. What were those crazy banks doing with all those homes and condos they financed? … Continue reading

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New look

I’m trying out a new look here at Plan MBA. It’s a little cleaner, a little less cluttered and a little more me. Let me know what you think. Especially if you’d like to offer me a free, custom-designed logo. … Continue reading

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Turning away from my Dark Side

 Here’s what they don’t tell you about the first week of business school: You need to decide right then what you want to do for the rest of your life, forever and ever, amen. At least, that’s what it feels … Continue reading

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Guess who’s blogging?

 I’m not the only one blogging here in MBA-land. As you can see on my blogroll (look to the right, a little more, right there!), plenty of other b-school students are pouring out their thoughts on WordPress, probably because it’s … Continue reading

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What I learned in b-school: Week 4

It’s getting a little more intense here in b-school land. In addition to classes (and hours of prep for said classes), companies have started coming to campus with tchotchkes and Power Point presentations designed to convince us theirs is the … Continue reading

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I love chalk

My b-school uses chalk. Not whiteboards, not dry erase markers. Chalk. I haven’t had chalk in the classroom since elementary school. I forgot how great it is. No huffing nasty fumes from dry erase markers. No nasty black soot from … Continue reading

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Where’s my Mustang?

 Today is my birthday. Like a lot of people, this is a time of year when I tend to reflect – whether I want to or not – on where my life is going. And where it hasn’t gone. Plenty … Continue reading

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What I learned at b-school: Week 3

Three weeks in and my brain is stuffed so full it feels like three months. Here’s a tray of sample-sized tidbits I learned this week. Google doesn’t like the word “domination” (but I’m pretty sure they’re taking over anyway). We … Continue reading

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Everybody’s good at something (but I’m glad I’m not good at everything)

I’ve spent much of my time at business school feeling stupid. And, if not stupid, certainly inexperienced and behind the curve. I almost never tease out the right answer in accounting, marketing or operations – there’s always some factor I … Continue reading

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