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Entries for October, 2008

Over the Long Run…

…this means nothing.
Over the long run, commitment is all that matters.  There’s a good reason we all do the things we do, but it’s obvious who’s in it for the right reasons after that first rejection.  They give up.  They go back to the drawing board and think of a new route to follow.
Those people [...]

The Rollercoaster

Business school is a rollercoaster ride moving at high velocity with extreme ups and downs.  One day you feel absolutely fantastic with aspirations a mile high; the next you’re struggling to keep your head above water, incredibly tired and wondering just why you decided to do this in the first place.
It’s evident with everyone in [...]

Minneapolis Marketing Community + Elite 8

Last night, while volunteering for the Elite 8 Competition me and a friend were welcoming the judges for the competition before they were debriefed.  I’m continually impressed with the caliber of marketers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, the breadth of knowledge and ability here must rival that of any city in the nation.  Everyone you [...]

Eccentricity

Most anyone who knows me well enough can tell you that I’m a little eccentric.  It can be great sometimes, but it’s a double edged sword.
A recent example, I just had an informational interview with a decent sized company in Minneapolis that has interested me for some time.  I went in and spoke with a [...]

Excitement Generates Excitement

I’ve been thinking A LOT lately about what marketing really is.  Obviously it exists in multiple forms, after all, marketing is just the ultimate buzzword from which all other marketing buzzwords are derived.  But it is also a very real phenomenon.  Working with some of the smaller groups on campus has been opening my eyes [...]

Microfinance Alliance

I’m undertaking a project with some really incredible people at Carlson who run the Microfinance Alliance.  It’s exciting to get behind a project for an organization that is centered around altruistic intentions. MA is a relatively new club at Carlson and they are centered around promoting microfinance holistically at the local and international level.
Do you [...]

Rebrand and Site Improvement…18 Months Away!

My long term objective for this website and blog is to build a really robust informational repository for marketing and business information.  This is going to be my slice of the internet until eternity calls my name and that excites me quite a bit.  It also perplexes me because I look at what it is [...]

Done, Da-Done Done, Done

Our last final for the mid-semester is finished!  Woot!  I’m tired.  It’s been a long two months, with an even larger two months creeping over the horizon.  There is homework in place already, and though tonight will be a celebration of things past and future both, it’s tough to have a good time when you [...]

The Catcher In The Rye

I’ve been using the time before bed to get in some recreational reading, which usually causes me to be extremely tired when class starts in the morning.  I began J.D. Salinger’s Catcher In The Rye about a week ago, and though I was more enamored with the prose at civil twilight than dawn, the hours [...]

Tacit Knowledge

The idea of tacit knowledge is becoming ever more important to me as I study (partly because it was explicitly covered in strategy) and grow over the course of my career.  This happens to everyone, of course.
My father (who I admire as much as anyone on this planet) has worked at a steel and iron [...]

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