Feb 102008
Michaelmas term grades, halfway through Hilary, electives, work work work

Michaelmas (first term) grades finally came out. Remember, with these numbers, that grades are different here than in the US. A 50 is a pass, a 60 is a “strong pass”, and a 70 is a “distinction”. Decision Science: 64 Developing Effective Managers: 63 Finance 1: 63 Financial Reporting: 62 Managerial Economics: 59 Strategy 1: […]

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Jan 082008

My first term at Oxford is over. It consisted of six core subjects: Finance I, Strategy I, Managerial Economics, Decision Science (Statistics), Developing Effective Managers (Organisational Behaviour), and Financial Reporting (Accounting). There were a few amazing lecturers, a few average ones, and a couple of really, unconscionably bad ones. I’ve shared my thoughts on the […]

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Nov 182007

No fun, just heavy excel-ing and general analysis. OK, that’s not true. I have had some fun. Mostly at the expense of my stress levels and my ability to sleep. 7th week starts tomorrow. Three assignments due next week, and one the following week (analyse eBay and the internet auction industry in microeconomic terms in […]

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Nov 112007

Work work work. And a little bit of play. I should really be reading but… This week was Diwali, a major Hindu/Jain/Sikh holiday– the biggest holiday of the year in fact.. As about 1/4 of our class is from India, we of course had a party. There was lots of tasty curry (everyone was concerned […]

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Oct 302007

I have been made the Pembroke MCR Sommelier. That is nice. I think it basically means that I get to spend money that’s not mine on wine for the rest of the year. You can imagine what joy that brings me. Maren asked me this AM if I was feeling better. I realised that since […]

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Oct 232007
Week 2 (and a little)

(warning: little of import to say, mostly rambling, somewhat incoherent, and no time to edit. You have been warned.) I joined the Oxford Union which will theoretically get me into loads of cool events, including, last night, a talk by the Prime Minister of Turkey (a figure of some controversy currently), though I was about […]

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