Category Archives: Finance

Put your kids to work — they’ll thank you for it

I’d been back in the workforce precisely a week when the New York Times published this story about wealthy parents who worried about how to instill a work ethic in their children. One of the subjects – Steven Hayworth, a … Continue reading

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How b-school warped my brain

Here’s something they don’t tell you in the b-school literature: An MBA education warps your mind. Six months ago I thought like a journalist. I thought in terms of ledes and sources and motivations and background. I thought about column … Continue reading

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What I learned at b-school: Week 9 … and 10

I’m running a little behind on my weekly lessons. Blame Halloween. Blame an insanely hard finance case. Blame a networking/job hunting/interview prepping frenzy that is November. Just don’t blame me. I’m clearly having inventory management issues. Here you go, two … 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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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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Who knew?

Whew. My head is still spinning from all the information I got yesterday about potential careers for MBAs – and I don’t think it’s because I have a fever of 100 this morning. Yesterday from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. … Continue reading

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That’s how much?

Forget hidden credit card fees. I want President Obama’s new financial regulations to unearth those hidden grad school fees. What fees, you ask? I already knew about tuition (in the neighborhood of $48,000 a year). I budgeted for living expenses … Continue reading

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Is it possible I’m NOT stupid?

Somehow I totally missed my summer reading list. In my defense, it was a teeny tiny link on my b-school’s Web page, crammed in among stuff I’d already taken care of like a good little teacher’s pet. I found it … Continue reading

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