Archive for January, 2009

Get fit in London

So exercise is clearly linked to thinking better. Depending on who you ask, that and reading are the two keys to life. But let’s face it, exercise isn’t easy. If you’re pushing yourself, it’s pretty painful. Rowing, for example, at any sort of serious level involves legs and lungs feeling like they’re on fire. It’s […]

That’s it… I’m officially sick of Apple, the iPod and the iPhone

I’m guessing there’s one company for every era of business school students. One company who is almost always used as an example, whose recent activities/products/services/innovations are used in every class and discussed thoroughly. This has probably been Amazon.com at some point, RJR Nabisco before that, HP before that, and so on. This era’s company is […]

Entrepreneurship at Cambridge University

At the end of last year, YouNoodle.com published a list of the Top University Startup Communities. Cambridge University came in 3rd, right after Stanford (Silicon Valley) and MIT (Boston). Oxford University came in 6th. Here is how YouNoodle came up with the ranking: YouNoodle has designed an algorithm to calculate each university’s significance as a […]

Running (rowing?) & reading

I found this via Brad Feld, and saw that Furqan blogged about it, too. It’s a short & simple video from Will Smith (the “Fresh Prince”) and his two keys to life: Running and Reading. Because if you want to succeed, you’ve got to be willing to work harder than anyone else. Though I can’t […]

Cambridge MBA and Cambridge Colleges – A decision aid

I wanted to write a quick guide to Cambridge Colleges, aimed at people accepted into the Cambridge MBA. The MBA program works a little differently than any other Cambridge degree, in that you’re first accepted into the MBA, and then you’re accepted into a college. (Traditionally you’re apply to your program through a college, and […]

Best beer ad ever??

My first two exams of the MBA were yesterday (Finance and Accounting), and my last two exams for this term are tomorrow (Marketing and Organisational Behaviour). I’m a bit fried from yesterday, and still have to study for exams tomorrow morning. In honour of this, a bit of an amusing video…

Very cool rocket photos and news from SpaceX

I’ve been following SpaceX for years, since they were building their first hardware and trying to launch it from a small island in the Pacific. I posted this fall when SpaceX became the first privately-funded company to successfully launch a liquid-fueled rocket into space. That was their Falcon 1 launch vehicle, with 1 engine. They’ve […]

Cambridge MBA curriculum – Harvard’s moving closer to it

It’s only after experiencing the Cambridge MBA, talking to my professors and doing a little research recently that I really learned exactly how unique the Cambridge MBA curriculum actually is compared to other top schools. It comes down to two simple differentiators: our small-group “soft skills” classes and the projects incorporated into the curriculum. As […]