Archive for the ‘Quick Points’ Category

It didn’t even exist

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

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As you come into Uris Hall.

Back in the day,  we just had regular TV.

On my way to Day 2 lectures.  Hope they are as fulfilling as Day 1.

Rumors have it that there was a 25th reunion.  Who knew?

I am Tweeting extensively on Bright Topics.  Follow me thru the lectures, the lunch and the big party tonight.

A roar heard round the world

Friday, April 15th, 2011

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Consultants, exec recruiters, Wall Street types, marketers – a roar heard round the world.

Plus the drinks are flowing!

What a party!

Friday, April 15th, 2011

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Cipriani, bellinis, herds of MBAs!

Same old, same old….not enough seats at lunch

Friday, April 15th, 2011

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Though lunch was great and ran into an old case team member.  He went down the Finance route as so many did at Columbia.

Gets the old juices flowing

Friday, April 15th, 2011

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Fantastic case study in entrpreneurial session.  Possible creation of new brain cells.  Huge entrepreneurial program now at Columbia.

What predicts entrpreneurial success….Columbia talk

Friday, April 15th, 2011

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Starting lots of ventures.  Volume counts.  So starting somewhat early helps…since volume counts!

Too much blogging….too little focus…

Friday, April 15th, 2011

On catching the train.  And media companies wonder where their audience has gone!  I have things to share.  No time for The Today Show or the train schedule!

Desk research for MBA papers

Friday, April 15th, 2011

We used books….magazines….newsletters….annual statistical volumes….it didn’t feel like we had no data….I had used online economic data at my pre-MBA job.  I was very modern.

In the land before the Internet and Google.

Getting ready to take the train into NYC.  Used app for train schedule….paper schedule, anyone?

The MBA Now and Then

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

The MBA of yesteryear….without a PC, without PowerPoint, without a cell phone….how did we do it? How did we organize our case groups without email or shared calendars? Did we actually meet as a team vs. on conference calls? Did everyone even have an answering machine?

I still read The Wall Street Journal….though I prefer it on the iPad. I still use a calculator. I still need the people skills we needed back then.

So, I’m off to my 30th reunion at Columbia. Off to learn some new ways…I’ll be taking the subway just as I did those many years ago, but I am sure we will all be heads down in our smart phones now.

What was I doing then?

A time far, far ago….

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Does this bring back any memories?

Just back from a wonderful trip to Tunisia.  Where everyone has a cell phone.  And service is great across the whole country, including the Sahara.  I want my clients to remember that cell penetration of advanced devices is high across the world and many folks are “out and about” with their cell vs. at a desk in an office having driven there (the suburban American paradigm!).

Wonder if they get much usage?