Monthly Archives: March 2010

MBA Preparation 35 – House Party – Financial Analyst – New York – 2010

IBM: – My boss actually made an effort to thank me in front of his boss how much he appreciates the effort I’ve been putting in. The VP of Finance of the $5 Billion software division then said to me,

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MBA Preparation 34 – House Party – Financial Analyst – New York – 2010

7 Things Never to Say to Your Boss 1. “That’s not my job.” 2. “It’s not my problem.” 3. “It’s not my fault.” 4. “I can only do one thing at a time.” 5. “I am way overqualified for this

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MBA Preparation 33 – House Party – Financial Analyst – New York – 2010

In a report drawn up for a donors’ conference later this month, Haiti’s government said it needed $11.5 billion to rebuild the country after January’s catastrophic earthquake. Wow, only $11.5 billion?! That’s a shockingly low number, and I doubt there’s

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MBA Preparation 32 – House Party – Financial Analyst – New York – 2010

Once again, The Economist. Abuse and counterabuse Around two-thirds of west Germans identify themselves as Catholics or Protestants. Christians who pay income tax hand over an extra “church tax” that accounts for two-thirds of church revenue. Germans are not devout:

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MBA Preparation 31 – House Party – Financial Analyst – New York – 2010

Ever since I switched from reading Time magazine to The Economist, I feel like I now learn more in one week’s edition of The Economist than I did reading a year’s worth of Time. I’m learning some random things like

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MBA Preparation 30 – House Party – Financial Analyst – New York – 2010

Calendar of deals: What’s on sale when January – Bedding, CDs and DVDs, computers, cookware, houses and condos, linens, swimwear, toys, treadmills and ellipticals, TVs, winter clothing. February – Humidifiers, indoor furniture, treadmills and ellipticals, houses and condos. March –

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MBA Preparation 29 – House Party – Financial Analyst – New York – 2010

She stood afar but front and center. She had a few words to say, and she damn deserved them, too. Always has been the first one in and the last one out. But you couldn’t tell from the way she

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