Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Notable Quote

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. Playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

(edited slightly)

I wish I could tell you who said this. I can't. I found it on a friend of a friend's Facebook page, and I thought it was wonderfully fitting for these times, both for me, and for most people trying to make their way in these interesting times.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Book Review: A Concise Guide to Macro Economics by David A. Moss

This is one of the books we were requred to read before the program starts. The subtitle of this book is "What Manager, Executives, and Students Need to Know". I would edit slightly: What Managers, Executives, Students and the Perpetually Curious Want to Know".

If you read only one book on macro economics, this is the one to read. If you wish you had just a little better understanding of how markets work, this is the book for you.

It's simple. It's elegant. It's readable.

(I can't say the same for my accounting text, but for an accounting text, it's fun. More on that one later. )

Want your own copy? Here's a link:

It's not yet available in e-text.

Friday, August 27, 2010

A Point of Interest: iPad vs Blackberry

Business loves Blackberry, right? Well, not the business school. A near-requirement of the program is to arrive with an iPhone, an iTouch or an iPad. I can only assume at this point that it's because of the ease of development for iProducts. HBS has apps.

HBS also recommends apps. Take a look: