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What do Managers do?

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

This spring I’m taking a class called “Organizational Behavior,” which is one of the least engineering-y classes in my program, but so far it’s been about as interesting as it could be — which is really interesting. A question I remember wondering a lot growing up as a math major (and hearing repeatedly from others) […]

I like Stanford

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

It’s only Tuesday, and this week I’ve seen talks by (along with many of Stanford’s distinguished faculty) Jamie Dimon, John Doerr, and Eric Schmidt. Those are possibly the three most important people in American finance and entrepreneurship today. It’s only the second week of class, and I’ve met about two dozen new classmates. It seems […]

End of Quarter

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

The three finals I’ve taken so far all went better than expected, which means I will probably pass all of my classes but study less than I should for my last final, which is tomorrow morning. There’s not a lot of snow yet, but all I can think about is strapping on skis (save the […]

Recruiting Season

Friday, October 10th, 2008

I am overwhelmed by the opportunities available within the Stanford community, and by the opportunities offered to us by the neighborhood and those further away. My boss told me a few times that I was crazy to leave a successful company where I was one of the most senior employees — but however much more […]

Chapter n+1

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

I haven’t posted about long-term plans in about 6 months because I had to get things in order with my current employer before going public. Now I finally have. On June 21 I start a 1-year Masters of Science degree at Stanford University in Management Science & Engineering. My job here is great and I […]

No Floor, No Ceiling

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

I was talking to a friend in college who will likely go straight to a PhD after he graduates the other night about life outside of academia, given my 1 year of experience. It made me realize how great business is. For a liberal arts grad it can be scary that there are no guarantees […]

Anywhere But Down

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

When new students arrive at Pomona in the fall, they always sit through the requisite slideshows and welcome speeches. They are told these will be the most exciting years of their lives. They are told to make the most of it. They are assured that everyone else is as nervous as they are. Every year […]

Yeah You

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

I haven’t updated in a while. If you’re interested in public education drop me a line. Between three and eight years from now I’m going to call you back. Promise.