Monthly Archives: October 2009

FALLing in love

I’m falling in love. With Fall. It’s not a new love affair but rather a rekindled old flame. I ended things five years ago when I moved south to West Palm Beach, where the temperature never dips below 70 degrees. … Continue reading

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What I learned at b-school: Week 8

I’m back to the grind of classes, which means more free business school lessons for you. Here are the highlights from this week: Accounting is an art, not a science. Numbers? Ledgers? T-accounts and balance sheets? Accounting sounds like a … Continue reading

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Cannon ball!

It’s sad that my new idea of a vacation is exam week. But that’s a little what last week felt like. Just five hours a day of exam-taking followed by studying stuff I’d already learned. Compare that to a typical … Continue reading

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What I learned at b-school: Week 7

Week 7 was the last week of Quarter 1 so both you and me have gotten one-eighth of a business school education. Congratulations! Pat yourself on the back. Now, are you ready for exams? It won’t be too hard – … Continue reading

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Did I make a terrible life choice?

Disclaimer: Nothing said by Miss MBA during the course of exam week should be taken completely at face value. She is under a great deal of stress and might be given to hasty, whiny and annoyingly short-sighted pronouncements like, “Why did … Continue reading

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Home Sweet C-ville

I’m spending my weekend on lockdown, studying for exams. But I’ve got something fun for those of you who aren’t curled up with T-accounts, journal entries and Excel spreadsheets on a Friday night. My friend MBACookie turned me on to this … Continue reading

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Scare yourself silly

I’ve done a lot of scary things in my life. I’ve jumped out of a plane. I’ve roamed some of the most dangerous streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I’ve spent two months traveling alone in Australia. I’ve been inside a pen … Continue reading

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What I learned at b-school: Week 6

 It was a tough week for me in MBA-land, owing to a nasty virus that laid me flat — and made it harder for me to soak up my full share of b-school learnin’. Apologies. I swear you’ll get your … Continue reading

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Warning: Type A personalities ahead

We make a lot of jokes in b-school about Type A personalities. That’s because b-school is like a support group for Type A personalities. We know we have a little Tracy Flick in all of us, and b-school is a … Continue reading

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