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April 04, 2011

Sporadic Posting Resumes

That is all.

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January 12, 2009

Spring Term 2009

Class has started in what is my final term of classes at LBS. Exciting! All that stands between me and the end are four electives, a second year project and a language test. We'll see how I fare.

Till then, one of the classes this term that I'm rather excited about is Internet Marketing. As part of the class we're all supposed to start blogs.

Mine is here:

Those of you at home feel free to follow along with the class.


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September 29, 2008

Cambodian Guide and Driver

Just got back from a jaunt through Asia. With school starting today, it'll probably be a few days before I'm totally sorted.

I wanted to make sure that I highlighted a fantastic guide we had going through Cambodia though. I'd highly recommend her to anyone visiting the area.

Soluy Loeurt
Siem Reap Guide Service Co.
Phone: +855 92 122 069
email: or

We also had an amazing driver the whole time. I'd recommend him as well to get around.

Sam Sidora
Tourist Transport Service
Phone: +855 92 307 731 or +855 16 30 77 31

Some pictures are up here.


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July 30, 2008

Wince is still alive

For latest the developments on:

Sights, please click here.
Travel, please click here.
Trivialities, please click here.

Thank you.


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June 22, 2008

Summer time!

We finished off our last exam of year 1 last Saturday. It was a pleasant romp through Operations and Technology Management.

It's cliché but acutely true - MBA time passes by oh so quickly.

Now, I'm working in Switzerland for the summer.

It's absolutely gorgeous here.

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June 09, 2008

Oh blog, how I've neglected you

If only you were less content demanding, like twitter.

On the topic of twitter... Are there any programmers out there that can help me out with a request?

I need a better Apple dashboard twitter client.

My ideal client would have the footprint, look and feel of twitterlex except with a dedicated read out of how many characters I have left.

From a functional standpoint, I'd want to be able to click peoples names and urls contained in a twitter and have Safari open them. I think twitterlex is supposed to do this, but it doesn't seem to work for me. Finally, I'd like only those twitters that are direct for me to pop up a growl notification.

Maybe I'll take some time this summer to learn javascript and try to tackle this myself.

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May 19, 2008

So what if I'm sappy?

In the brief moments of learning in my Operations and Technology Management class today*, I had an epiphany about an internship interview that I had last week.

I'll have to say that I felt that the interview was one of the most challenging ones that I've had so far. It was difficult because no amount of preparation could have prepared me for the specificity of questions I was asked. I felt I came up rather short, which was disheartening. Class today made be feel better about the experience.

Perhaps it's not really the case with the company itself - perhaps they really need specific knowledge for the role - but the interview felt symptomatic of some of the issues I've felt plague larger companies: problems are viewed in isolation of the larger picture. Root causes aren't identified and addressed, rather symptoms are looked at. Sitting in class I remembered some of the reasons why I thought I was successful at work before. I could see the framework to tackle the project presented at the interview, and it wouldn't have been captured in the questions I was asked. I've had a few of these moments of clarity lately - I've felt a bit burned out by the work and life, but these little insights are picking me up and showing me that the MBA was probably the best choice I could have made.

* It's not that the learning in OTM is particularly brief, the simulation in this specific class took longer than would be expected to sort out. On another side note, I love how much of OTM can be broken down into computer simulations.


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