Distance Learning

Time to Hit the Panic Button

Time to Hit the Panic Button

Yikes! How did we get here yet again? Being a distance learning student at the master’s level is one constant challenge. Life continues at a breakneck pace, and trying to achieve the ever elusive work-life balance is challenging in and of itself. Adding two simultaneous modules on top of that is enough to make reasonably […]

Looking Ahead

As we come to the downhill portion of this race, my ADD has me looking ahead to the next thing. I must admit that the thought of completing my MSc Finance is exciting, especially given the fact that I didn’t initially join the program with an intent to get a masters degree. Now, I’m completing my final […]

Bigfoot Sighting

Bigfoot Sighting

No, I didn’t actually see Bigfoot. However, I had an experience that was just as rare as sighting Sasquatch or Nelly (the Loch Ness Monster) or a purple unicorn. I feel like I just won the lottery. Maybe I should check my bank account.   You’ll have to excuse my enthusiasm….no, let’s go with exuberance……hmm…how […]

Three Tips For Freelancers

Three Tips For Freelancers

It’s funny how certain words have certain connotations, isn’t it? I mean, we give words meaning based upon certain contexts, and these meanings inform our subsequent usage and understanding of these words. For example: freelancer. It is amazing to me that so many people still don’t hold freelancers in the same regard as entrepreneurs, when, […]

Pundits Predict Pound’s Plummet (Again)

Pundits Predict Pound’s Plummet (Again)

Remember that whole PESTLE thing that I’d mentioned before? Well, PESTLE has again come to mind as pundits from all over the world of finance have united in their pessimism of the British sterling’s short-term future, predicting the pound’s inevitable plummet against the U.S. dollar and Chinese yen as a result of Brexit.   I […]

Light at the End of the Tunnel…..

Light at the End of the Tunnel…..

Allow me to reintroduce myself…..   Yes, It’s been a long while since I was last seen or heard from. However, there is a reasonable (in my opinion) explanation for that. The challenges of being a distance learning student are many, and the freedom to procrastinate working on assignments in order to take care of […]

The PESTLE of Possibilities

One of the most valuable nuggets of knowledge I’ve gained during my program is related to the PESTLE analysis. At first, I used to think of finance in isolation, as a discreet discipline with a prescribed framework for analysis. In other words, I used to think that finance decisions could be based solely upon the […]

Resolution for 2017: Be an entrepreneur, or work for one

Resolution for 2017: Be an entrepreneur, or work for one

With the start of each new calendar year, millions (or hundreds of millions) of people around the world feel a renewed energy and resolve to make the new year better than the previous one. Health club memberships increase exponentially, and the first few days of the year are alive with banter about what bounties potentially […]

Diverse Opinions on Diversification

As revelers the world over ring in the new year, many of us will reflect on our coulda, woulda, shouldas from 2016. Most people I know have at least one resolution related to financial well-being. Eschewing the plethora of get-rich-quick schemes (multi-level marketing, for instance), many professionals might consider investing a portion of their earnings […]

Scattershooting at Year’s End

I attended a week-long training course for KPIs last week. In general, it was interesting, and I quickly realized how much I still needed to learn about KPIs. However, the most important part of the course, in my perspective, was the networking opportunity to meet other professionals working in business. The hotel had 3 other […]

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