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June 24, 2010

Almost two years ago, on the day that the Dow experienced its single greatest drop in history, I blogged about Ice Cube's heartfelt "It Was A Good Day." I may have stretched the analogy, but tried to maintain a specific point: optimism. Challenges, managerial or otherwise, test our abilities to navigate murky waters and unclear paths forward. We must have confidence that proper leadership, intrinsic values, and the maintenance of our internal compasses will assure our success in the darkest of days. And that we, as SOM students, were better prepared than any for such moments.

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April 23, 2010

I was thrilled to see that Professor Schott won the core curriculum teaching award. This was the first year that the Global Macroeconomy was offered, so I'm one of the twenty or so brave second years that opted to re-enter the world of the Core with the Class of 2011 to learn the art of IS-LM curves. So consider that

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September 23, 2009

So I'm a second year. Hoo. Ray. I'm taking 4 classes, which is a lot less than 6, and that's good. Over the summer looking forward to my academics, I was excited to have a more reasonable schedule than my Spring last year, just cruise, maybe get a job or something, and run clubs. But I forgot about something in that process. I forgot about the shadow core (see below.)

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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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May 18, 2009

so my first year has winded down, and i find myself suddenly in that undefined space between "have to get to my internship at some point" and "well, why not kick it in new haven for a few days and make the most of it, june 1st is pretty far away." i've leaned on the latter for many of the last few days, and have no regrets about it. the reason why?

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March 2, 2009

As Spring 1 winds down and exams approach quicker than I would have imagined, I find myself getting excited about my next SOM-related jaunt around the world. Over Spring Break, the members of the Global Social Enterprise program at SOM are traveling to Thailand to do pro-bono consulting work for a number of NGOs in Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

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December 19, 2008

What a cap to an amazing semester. It was only once we all finished our last exam of fall finals (Sourcing and Managing Funds...oof) and had a cathartic string of holiday parties that beautiful white snow blanketed the city of New Haven. I spent the afternoon today making the best of my decision to wait another day before braving I-95, and went sledding with three other first years at a hill we found at the Divinity School. For the first time since orientation, we were all having fun together without a case to worry about the next Monday.

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November 17, 2008

So, it's 3:00 a.m. and I have a toothache. Fortunately, I got to bed before 11 pm for the first time in weeks, so I feel comfortable spending some time waiting for the Advil to kick in and catching up on the SOM blog. All the bloggers, by the way, got an e-mail last week encouraging more blogging, so here I am. And I'm sure the others are not too far behind (Neil and Becca, I'm calling you out in the friendliest way possible.) Fall 2 is in full swing these days, and I think I was tricked by the second years.

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September 29, 2008

I'm waxing Ice Cube tonight. In case you aren't familiar, and without going too deeply into the details, one of Ice Cube's greatest hits in his post NWA days was a song called "It Was A Good Day." Ice Cube recorded this track while living in Los Angeles during the 1992 riots; it details a day and night he has in the South Central neighborhood, where from the beginning, "today seems kinda odd-" but in a good way.

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August 31, 2008

So amidst the organized chaos that is Orientation, I found myself sitting in the Hall of Mirrors the afternoon of Wednesday, August 20th, making the best use of some free time by uploading Microsoft Office onto my laptop and organizing my habitually cluttered desktop icons. A few friends walked by at one point and stopped to talk. It went like this. Shapiro: Guillermo, aren't you supposed to be somewhere right now? G-Mo: No, I've got a free afternoon, I went to the IT session earlier so I'm just hanging out until I meet with my learning group.

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