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December 6, 2009

Net Impact is one of the most popular clubs at SOM and the SOM chapter is one of the largest chapters in the country. It's not necessarily surprising as I've found that many of my classmates are naturally disposed to wanting to add more to the world than simply increasing a bottom line.

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December 4, 2009

To understand the educational experience at the London School of Economics one need only consider the school’s motto: to know the causes of things. Not surprisingly, knowing the causes of things predicates an understanding of theory – often in too short supply these days. Far from simply justifying events from the past, the true value in theory lies in its ability to predict and understand future events.

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September 27, 2009

I came to business school with a very specific end goal in mind, namely a return to the media & entertainment sector. Throughout the application process I was told by various people that, if I was serious about this, I needed to go to school in either New York or LA. These cities are the main hives of sector activity and proximity to them could certainly be an asset. However, after sounding out more or less anyone who would give me the time of day throughout the post-application phase, I decided against both.

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August 30, 2009

Accross the street from my office in Vancouver lies the oldest motorcycle dealership in Canada, Trev Deeley motorcycles. Unable to fight another impulse not to look at the beckoning showroom, I stopped by one day last week. There is an attached museum at the shop, which for the past six months has brought over 250 classic bikes together for an exhibition on the history of the Bristish motorcycle industry (including T.E Lawrence's - of Arabia - 1928 Brough Superior).

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June 25, 2009

Internship is off with a bang, and i couldn't be happier. Although the work is pretty stressful. And the summer has been road-breakingly hot. No, really, roads are breaking because of the heat, the index has hovered around 110 or so for the last two weeks.

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April 26, 2009

Business school is transition. No sooner have you unpacked your bags in your East Rock apartment and dived into orientation, then you are repacking for your summer sublettor (with a wish and a prayer that they won't flambe the coffee table), unpacking in a tiny summer sublet, repacking, unpacking for Fall Yr 2, finding a full time job, coasting and peddling in a haze through second year, then finding yourself gazing around your East Rock apartment with the daunting task of moving, storing, moving for graduation, summer, new job in fall. (p.s.

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March 16, 2009

Spring break officially began today with our last take home finals due yesterday evening, yet today I found myself reliving highlights from this past semester and realizing just how much the past few months have changed the way I think...

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March 8, 2009

There's this cool club here called SOM Outreach which sets groups of 4 students up with pro-bono consulting projects with local nonprofits. It's a lot of work, but if you are excited about the problems you are tackling you will be really motivated. I am working with 3 awesome members of the class of 2010 to address men's sexual health issues in connecticut. We are charged with figuring out a messaging system that could get young men taking better care of themselves! {C}The other day we invited a group 6 of our classmates over to my place for pizza, beer and brainstorming.

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November 22, 2008

Despite the blustery day, I ventured outside during a study break this afternoon to the Creative Arts Workshop on Audubon Street. Just steps away from school is a charmer of a street with SOM favorites like Koffee on Audubon and the Devil's Gear Bike Shop.All the first-years are familiar with Audubon Street, having done their orientation group presentation on business concepts for a retail space in the district.

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By: Paul Ip
September 26, 2008

It's been a while, but seeing that it's another Friday and I'm chillin' in the Hall of Mirrors, I figure it's time for another post. I've been here in New Haven for the past few days to help Microsoft with recruiting. It's been a good time so far. Aside from the official events, I've been spending some quality time in my old haunts (the Hall of Mirrors and Food for Thought) hanging out and talking to people while doing a bit of work in between. The only difference is that instead of doing classwork, I'm doing work work (or "real" work).

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